Member Galleries
Gallery Openings

Each year SVGA hosts seven gallery walks (exhibition openings for all SVGA galleries), which are eagerly anticipated and free to the public. Locals and visitors alike take in thought-provoking exhibitions of newly installed art, enjoy wine, mingle with friends, and often meet the artists.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How do I participate in a SVGA Gallery Walk?

Come join us at any SVGA member gallery from 5 - 8 pm on the designated Gallery Walk Dates.

Where can I see and learn about art?
Visit reputable art galleries. Ask gallery staff questions about the art or artists they represent. Galleries are enthusiastic about the art they exhibit and enjoy sharing their knowledge. It is important to cultivate relationships with established galleries and dealers as they can help you build a collection. The more art you look at with an open mind, the more your aesthetic taste will develop.

When are the openings?

On the agreed upon Gallery Walk Dates - seven times per year. Often the featured artist is at the gallery during the opening.

Do art galleries charge admission to see their exhibitions?

Reputable art galleries are free and open to the public.

Do art galleries sell art in specific mediums?

Most galleries represent artists whose work includes a wide range of mediums, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and glass.

Will the art gallery install purchased artwork?

Most galleries will install work purchased from them or recommend professional installers and art handlers for shipping. Charges are commensurate with the difficulty of installation and the geographic area.

Do art galleries offer gift certificates?

Most galleries can arrange gift certificates.

Can I purchase an artwork on layaway or by making payments?

Gallery policies differ; however, most offer payment plans.

Will a gallery arrange for shipping?

Galleries can arrange for art handlers and shippers. Prices vary with size, weight, packing, insurance and geographic area.

How do I arrange an appraisal of artwork I own?

An appraisal should be prepared by a dealer who has a thorough knowledge of the artist’s complete body of work. A fee is usually charged for this service.

How can I obtain information about an artist's exhibition history?

Galleries can provide the artist's resume, which usually includes education, exhibition history, public and private collections, awards, and commissions.

Do galleries have artwork available other than the work on display in the current exhibition?

Galleries represent multiple artists and usually keep numerous pieces of artwork from each artist. Please inquire if you would like to see artwork other than what is being exhibited.

Besides art galleries, where can I see and learn more about art?

Visit art museums and become a member. Attend art lectures, tours, and talks by curators and visiting experts. Visit nonprofit art centers and university galleries. Subscribe to art magazines, read art books, art reviews, and interviews with artists. Attending art fairs is also an excellent way to see a variety of art in one location.

Another question? Email us info@svgalleries.org