Frequently Asked Questions: The Answers

Is cre8ery a collective?

cre8ery is an incorporated business, owned and operated by Jordan Miller. Studio artists and members are not involved in the day to day business at cre8ery.  Instead, they operate their own businesses through their own studios.  Studio spaces, the classroom space, and gallery space are rented by various artists of different levels.   Jordan manages all the art and artists in the main gallery & the auxiliary gallery (sales & services) as well as the website, marketing, promotions, and cleaning.  We occasionally have volunteers working at cre8ery while Jordan works from her office. Jordan is also an artist at cre8ery.

Is there a fee to attend an exhibit? 

We have a donation jar, if you would like to support the space. Donations help maintain cre8ery.

Do I need a membership to be a part of cre8ery?

In order to show works in the auxiliary gallery, each artist must be a ‘member‘.  You do not need to be a member to show in the main gallery.

What kind of classes do you offer? 

See the workshop section of our website.  Classes are between 5-10 students.  Our classroom is for rent, we no longer program classes for other artists.  Registrations are all paid through your instructor except for classes taught by Jordan Miller, these classes are paid through cre8ery.

Am I allowed to enter studios when visiting cre8ery? 

An open door is an invitation to come in! Don’t be shy!  We like visitors! If a door is locked or closed it means, please come back another time as an artist is either busy or not in their studio.

I am interested in buying art from the gallery, who do I talk to? 

Please speak to Jordan, jordan@cre8ery.com or call 204-944-0809, gallery director, she will happily assist you.

I don’t see the kind of art I am looking for, can you recommend some art and artists I can look into?

Please ask, we’ll be happy to help! Many of our artists create in a style you may be looking for.  We don’t have all of our artists’ works up all the time. Our members have their works up for only 5 weeks out of a year. Our main gallery shows are only open for 10 days every two weeks.  We likely can find exactly what you are looking for, if you give us some time to look around for you!

Can we pay with credit or debit? 

Art purchases: cash, credit card, email transfers, paypal, and chq.  With chqs we have a 14 day hold from the date of the deposit.

Memberships: cash, chq, credit card, PayPal.

Classes: payments should be made directly to instructor unless they are offered by Jordan Miller in which case email transfer, chqs or cash. credit card fees are not included in class fee but a % will be added if artists would like to pay via credit card.

Art purchased from our auxiliary gallery can be picked up immediately, art purchased from the main gallery can be picked up after the exhibition comes down. Please check with Jordan Miller.

I am an artist, how do I apply to the gallery? 

Feature exhibitions are in the main gallery, we are open to all artists.  Contact Jordan@cre8ery.com to be placed on our waiting list.

I’d like to apply to the Auxiliary Gallery.  How do I apply and how often can I apply? 

1. Become a member!!  2. Towards the end of your membership, Jordan will request your submission package (jpegs and a price list).  Art must be ready to hang and all paper works must be framed.  We will accept anywhere from 1-5 pieces by any artist depending on the amount of space we have and how many have applied.

Are you government funded?

We do not receive funding. We have a ‘donation’ jar if you are interested in supporting our programs and our initiative.  Or we recommend both artists and patrons take our memberships. Every nickle counts so if you have some change to spare please donate so that we can keep showcasing and promoting all artists of all levels!

Where do I park?

Please check this link here for more info. And here for a map of our location! And here for our hours!