Pop Up Gallery
WHAT: Pop Up Gallery for 50-60 OPA Members
WHEN: November 15 - December 31
WHERE: 300 SW Yamhill in downtown Portland
Prosper Portland has granted OPA a 3,000 square foot prime retail location for a Pop Up gallery. The proposal we submitted described a gallery for emerging and long-standing OPA members, run cooperatively, with a low commission taken and participating members filling all work roles. A team has come together to begin planning this new venture.
We envision a bright open space - shelves brimming with work and clusters of pedestals highlighting large pieces. A card rack with greeting cards featuring photos of member’s work, a Christmas tree studded with handmade ornaments and a demo area will add interest to our unique establishment.
We will be open November 16th - December 31st, Tuesdays*-Sundays, 10am-6pm, with possible extended holiday hours. We will have access to the space beginning November 1st and that is when onsite preparations will begin. *Possibly Mondays, too.
Participating members will:
· Pay $30 to register. (refunded with payment)
Form for registration will be emailed after payment comfirmation. Please check your email after you pay to complete the form.
· Help to prep the site, be on the social media team or help break down the site
· Work seven 4.5-hour work shifts to staff the shop between Nov 16th-Dec. 31st.
A 20% commission will be taken on all sales,
with the figure dropping to 15% for everyone,
if gross sales for the 7-weeks top $100,000.
Payment checks will be issued by January 31st, 2022
Shifts can be once a week or days clustered together. These work shifts will be in the realm of customer service - cashier, wrapper, shop attendants, security, demonstrations, etc. We are planning to have 4-5 folks in the shop at all times.
We estimate having room for 50-60 members to participate, with 20% of those slots being reserved for our BIPOC & AAPI members.
We see this as a wonderful opportunity for OPA to try something new. As such we anticipate there will be a lot of learning as we go. It is essential that all of those involved fulfill their obligation and be flexible and kind to each other.
This is not just a sales opportunity,
but also a time for members to build relationships
by working along side each other.
All members in good standing are welcome to register.
We want to show off the depth & breadth of OPA members’ work!