Detail view of Forest City Gallery's original 432 Richmond St. sign (c. 1973), recovered by a local community member. Original logo design by artist Robert Fones.
December 9 - 20
Opening Reception Saturday, December 9, 7-9PM
Submit Applications: Nov 1 – Nov 25, 2023 (application forms below)
Drop-Off Artworks at FCG: Nov 29, Nov 30, Dec 1, Dec 2 — 12-6PM each day
Forest City Gallery is pleased to announce our 50th Anniversary Members' Show & Sale Fundraiser. The Annual Members’ Show & Sale is an important avenue for artists in our community to connect and develop new audiences, while offering an affordable entry point for supporting local and regional artists and collecting unique works. This is FCG’s longest-running annual exhibition, and it serves as an important fundraising event for the upcoming programming year. 2023 marks half a century of FCG supporting local and regional artists, and vice versa. Exhibiting artists can opt to split the sale of their works with the gallery, or donate full proceeds of the sale of their works to support our programs. FCG issues charitable tax receipts to artist donors.
This year, FCG is partnering with the Embassy Cultural House, which celebrates its 40th Anniversary. ECH Members are invited to contribute one work to the Members' Show and Sale, and proceeds of your sale will be split between our two organizations. If ECH Members would like to submit a second work of art, we ask that you become a FCG Member as well.
All of the proceeds from the Members' Show and Sale go directly toward FCG's and ECH's operations, providing vital support for our capacities to program exhibitions, offer artistic resources, and promote thoughtful dialogue amongst local, regional, and international arts communities.
For this year's Members' show, artists are invited to submit up to two works: one work for exhibition at a maximum size of 48” x 36”, and an additional work at a maximum size of 36” x 24” on the condition that this second artwork’s selling price is capped at $200. All artworks must be ready to hang or display. For 3D artists, please note that FCG has a limited number of plinths, so alternate plans for presentation may need to be arranged with the gallery.
In marking FCG's 50th Anniversary, and ECH's 40th Anniversary, FCG looks forward to reconnecting with our longstanding artist members as well as welcoming new and emerging artists.
Unless you are a member of the ECH, all participating artists must be FCG Members in good standing. Purchase or renew your FCG membership here. Not sure if your membership has lapsed? Get in touch with us at email@example.com.
Thanks to the support of our Pay It Forward Members, FCG has a number of Artist Memberships available to artists experiencing financial precarity. To access one of these Paid-Forward Memberships, fill out this form!