Professional artists participate in the MacLaren’s Benefactor Programme by invitation. The loan period is limited to one year, ensuring new work in the programme every year. Artists willing to loan a work of art will be expected to collect the work at the end of the loan period if it has not sold. An artist may choose to loan one or two artworks per year.
No artwork should be larger than 42″ x 48″ framed. Works may be 2D or 3D. While we appreciate three-dimensional work and unusual submissions, artists should keep in mind that overly large, heavy and/or unwieldy forms can present a problem. Artworks moving into and out of the Gallery are stored in a small space for several weeks and will eventually travel to a private home by car. Artworks must be ready to hang. Works on paper must be framed. Oils and acrylics must have the D-rings and wire attached.
The MacLaren offers professional Framing Services, with a discount of 10% for MacLaren Members. To make an appointment for a free consultation, please contact Petra Hewson at 705-720-1044 ext. 272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Every artwork must be labelled on the reverse, with the full artist’s identification, title and price. The established price should include HST and reflect the fact that the MacLaren will deduct a small service charge of 20% should the artwork be sold to a Benefactor. Ideally, all artwork loaned through this programme should be for sale. The MacLaren will insure the artwork while on its premises. The valuation for insurance purposes will be based on current market value
Sales of Artwork
Every year, approximately 20% of the artworks in this programme sell. Should the Benefactor wish to purchase the loaned artwork, all sales will be run through the MacLaren so that accurate records can be maintained. A cheque will then be issued to the artist from the MacLaren.
For more information, please contact Jill Price, Development Associate, at 705-720-1044 ext. 226 or email email@example.com