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 is 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, cleaning, and…almost everything else. There are about six volunteers who help at cre8ery, most of them are members and support the passion behind the gallery. Jordan is also an artist at cre8ery and sees her job as an important part of her art career as an artist.
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. We have member and non member rates for classes.
What kind of classes do you offer?
See the workshop section of our website. Classes are between 5-10 students. Instructors are experts!
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!
I am interested in buying art from the gallery, who do I talk to?
Please speak to Jordan, 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!
Can we pay with credit or debit? We take cash or cheque for classes, memberships, studio rentals & deposits. You can pay for artwork purchases by Cash, Chq, Visa, Mastercard or Paypal. An account is not required with paypal, we will send you an invoice through email. This method is secure and reliable.
Can I pay with cheque? Any artwork paid via cheque will be on hold at the gallery until the payment clears (2 weeks). Art will be available for pick up after an exhibition closes. Art from the Auxiliary gallery can be removed as they are purchased provided cash is paid.
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?
First You need to become a member!! Towards the end of your membership, I will request you send us jpg’s of your art. In the body of the email please include: titles, date, medium, value and dimensions. 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 (even a few pennies) please donate so that we can keep showcasing and promoting all artists of all levels!