Lease a working artist studio for a year
The Center for the Arts features 4 studio spaces that can be leased on a yearly basis. Here artists can spread out and work. Each studio contains a north light window, display wall, and a sink. Studios B, C, and D also have track lighting. These spaces lease for $1.75 per sq ft. which comes to roughly $260-$300 per month. Artists may access their studios anytime during business hours which are 9 AM-4 PM Mondays-Fridays and 11 AM-4 PM Saturdays and Sundays. Artists are strongly requested to attend the First Friday openings so they can interact with the public. Artists may sublease their studio to another artist to share with them. All artists, including those subleasing, must be approved by committee and their work juried. A 30% commission will be retained by the ALOC on all sales. To apply, you must complete the studio rental application and submit a bio and images of your work. Studios will be filled on a space available basis.
Rent a studio for a month and be the “Artist-in-Residence”
Each month we will rent Studio E (on the south side of the building) to a different artist. The artist of the month will participate in our first Friday reception and have use of the studio where they can work and display their art for a month. Artists-in-residence are encouraged to be in their studio to interact with the public as much as possible during our gallery hours that month and to schedule a demonstration, workshop, or artist talk. Artists-in-residence are asked to leave a written statement about their work on display when they are not there. The fee for Studio E ranges from $200 to $300 per month, depending on time of year and a 30% commission will be retained by the ALOC on all sales. Artists may split the studio with another artist, but both must complete the studio rental application, submit a bio, images of their work and an artist in residence application. Full payment is due at signing.
Member’s Spotlight Gallery
Members can apply to have a “mini show” for a month in the Spotlight Gallery which is located in the downstairs community classroom. 20 linear feet of exhibit space is available and paintings must be hung at least 48 inches from the floor. Artists may set up a small bin of matted work as well. There is no fee to apply and you must be an ALOC member. Artwork will be hung on the first of the month and will be removed on the last day of the month. Artists are responsible for hanging and removing their own artwork. Artists will be selected on a juried, rotation basis. If accepted, the fee to exhibit in the Spotlight Gallery is $50. Spotlight entry forms are available on the website and at the gallery and must be accompanied by digital images (jpegs) and artist bio. A 30 % commission will be retained by the ALOC on all sales.
Facility Rental Opportunities
The Ocean City Center for the Arts is the Ideal location for your next event. Whether you are hosting a private party, conn association meeting, cocktail party or a corporate group, the beautiful artwork and stunning views provide an ideal backdrop. Meeting from s are equipped with a flat scree TV on which power point presentations can be shown and a wt bar area. There is an integrated sound system throughout the building. Rentals require a two hour minimum and there will always be a staff person on duty during your event. Each rental is individually tailored to your groups needs. To inquire about renting a room or the entire gallery for your next event, contact Executive Director, Rina Thaler at 410-524-9433 or firstname.lastname@example.org.