Gallery 23 is a cooperative of artists who display and sell a diverse array of locally made American arts and crafts.Located in Blairstown,New Jersey’s historic village since 2001,the Gallery’s mission is to provide an inviting public space for members to display their work and interact with one another and the community.
Board of Directors
President Robin Rickard
Vice President Judy Musicant
Co-Treasurers Susan Bogen and Diane Pratt
Secretary Jane Voorhees
Jury Committee Chairperson Karin White
Gallery Director Kathy Yvinskas
Artists interested in becoming members of Gallery 23 may obtain an Application for Membership at the Gallery, or download below and return to Gallery 23, Inc. P.O. Box 141 23 Main Street Blairstown, NJ 07825 Attention: Jury Committee Chairperson Along with the form, prospective members will be asked to send representational photos or slides of their work. Once the Gallery has reviewed these materials and agreed the artwork has met Gallery criteria, applicants will be asked to meet with the Gallery Jury Committee and to bring samples of their artwork. Acceptance in the Gallery is based on: 1) Quality and originality of the artwork 2) Gallery needs for new members 3) Gallery needs for the particular type of artwork 4) Ability of the artist to work as a salesperson in the Gallery for a minimum number of hours/month (usually between 8-16) Please note that "non-working members" are accepted pending available space.
Gallery 23 is a co-operatively run gallery comprised of over 30 mostly local artists. All gallery members share in the work, costs and decisions involved in running the gallery. The 1200 square foot gallery offers wall, shelf and display space to accommodate art of any media. Members pay monthly rental fees based on amount of space used and pay commissions on art sales. The minimum space to be rented is $25 per month.
Members may choose to work as a sales person to lower the commission paid to the Gallery.
Non-working members 40%
10 hours work/month 20%
14 hours work/month 15%
18 hours work/month 10%
Please include a brief bio or resume and photographs of your work. Each medium must be pictured separately and will be individually juried by a committee of gallery members who are artists and fine crafters.
A non-refundable $20.00 fee must accompany all submissions. Make checks out to Blairstown Gallery 23, Inc. and mail to P.O. Box 141, 23 Main Street, Blairstown, NJ. 07825
You will be asked to meet with the jury committee and bring samples of your work.