Connect with Union Street Gallery to experience, grow, celebrate, or support
Connect with Union Street Gallery to experience, grow, celebrate, or support
Email is the best way to contact Union Street Gallery. We can also be reached by phone during gallery hours at 708-754-2601
General Information email@example.com
Exhibition Information firstname.lastname@example.org
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Get involved at Union Street Gallery. Business matters are handled at our board meetings. Artist Community is built at our Make & Share, Critique, Receptions, and other events. The tentative 2019 calendar has those dates, which are also posted on our Facebook (Union Street Gallery).
Artist Community Events - Open to the Public
Make & Share
This is a relaxed artist community setting where artists can come to share information, successes, and struggles or ask questions or for casual feedback. This will be a self-run gathering based on attendance. Lower attendance may mean a larger group for talking, and higher attendance may support smaller groups for conversation. There will be a sign in sheet that services as proof of attendance/involvement for studio and guild artists, but also as a way to organize the order for speaking. Feel free to bring snacks, etc. These will usually happen the second to last Saturday of every exhibit.
Gallery Coordinator and local professor, John Gutierrez, will facilitate these critiques. Expect to be able to dialogue within the interpretive, formal, and philosophical aspects of work. Each critique will be 10-15 minutes, which includes a brief introduction to the piece from the artist. There will be a sign-up sheet to determine order. You are encouraged to attend if you have not participated in a formal critique before or recently to get a sense of the event. The will usually happen the last Saturday of every exhibit.
We are currently in the process of hiring a gallery administrator/director. The complete posting and job description should be read before applying.
Union Street Gallery is looking for a full-time administrator to oversee the organization beginning in May/June 2019. Union Street Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery and studios located in Chicago Heights. Our mission is to facilitate a variety of engaging arts experiences and opportunities that support the creative growth of artists and art appreciators adding to the cultural landscape of Chicago’s Southland. The Administrator is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day functions, staff, and volunteers of the organization, as well as managing all parts of the organization, events, and funding necessary to support and sustain the organization.
Artists with nonprofit or business management experience OR a nonprofit administrator with an appreciation for the arts would be a perfect fit. Your ability to manage the organization and work to meet OUR mission is more important than your artistic accomplishments. Like most nonprofits, you will be working to recruit and maintain volunteers and always on the look out for more funding. You should be willing to write a report, carry large pedestals upstairs, plan deadlines with a juror, and mop the bathroom all in the same day.
Education preferred: Bachelor’s degree or higher in Arts Administration, Nonprofit Management, or a related field like art or business.
Experience required: Two years minimum of significant paid leadership roles that include the management of people and funds, and the collection and reporting of data. Additionally, two years minimum of the documented ability to strategically plan based on an organization or company’s mission. Must be proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter), Square/Paypal, and Constant Contact or similar email marketing solution.
Experience preferred: Four years paid experience in an arts administration or nonprofit management leadership position. Gallery experience, curating, grant writing, and public speaking are additional pluses. Working knowledge of Squarespace and Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator) are additional pluses – basic training can be provided for a fast learner.
Hours: The administrator is expected to be present in the gallery a minimum of four days a week with consistent hours (typically on open days). They can flexibly work from home another day, but are on-call at all times in case of building emergencies. Some weeks will require flexibility based on evening and weekend responsibilities like meetings, receptions, building maintenance/repairs, field trips, and private gallery rentals. A beginning schedule will be determined with the administrator and board president prior to start date and revised as needed.
Wage: Commensurate with experience; 28,000-32,000
Required Applicant Documents: Cover letter, resume, and three professional references
Within in your cover letter please address how your experience and education have prepared you to meet the expectations of this position. Additionally, please share your perspective on ways to attract visitors and volunteers, as well as funding.
Please send all application materials to Director@unionstreetgallery.org
Applications will be accepted until March 8, 2019.
Contact the gallery to be put in touch with our studio artists who took the photos the Derby photos this year. Thank you Ogunsola and Sundjata!
We offer free admission during all gallery hours to encourage art appreciation and education for all. We greatly appreciate a suggested $5 donation per person. Tours and classes are just a few of our educational offerings.
Field Trips - Please schedule three months in advance
We are happy to help plan a tour and/or activity for your group, depending on the availability of our volunteers. We can typically accommodate up to 20 participants for tours, and 8-12 participants for activities.
Tour Fees for schools, colleges, not-for-profits: FREE
Tour Fees for all other groups: $20 donation
Activity Fees for K-12 age children’s groups: FREE *dependent on donated supplies
Activity Fees for all other groups: $30 donation
Field Trips are only scheduled during exhibits; please check our exhibition calendar prior to contacting us. We are happy to work with you to schedule a time for the Field Trip. We request that you contact us at least two weeks prior to your desired field trip date. Complete the field trip form and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Groups of up to 40 participants can usually tour the gallery at once. If your group is planning to visit and would like a guided tour, please contact the gallery to make sure we can accommodate your group and schedule a volunteer docent. We ask that you schedule this at least two weeks in advance and appreciate a donation of $20. Smaller groups can stop in during any open hours without notifying us, as long as they are not expecting a tour.
Union Street Gallery is happy to host classes and workshops. Most of our offerings are handled with the artist or teacher of the class. Please pay careful attention to whether you should be contacting the artist or gallery in order to register.
Below are class offerings from the gallery or studio artists.
Host your event in our gallery – contemporary art and a historic building will be your backdrop. It’s the perfect backdrop for art lovers.
125 people standing, 75 seated
capacity can change based on the exhibit
Rentals can only happen outside of regular gallery hours, and must be during an exhibition. Please keep in mind that the art always comes first. We do not know what show will be installed during your event, or how that show will impact the gallery space. Event rentals must work around exhibits.
Use of the first and second floor gallery spaces
Six 6ft rectangular tables and 40 chairs
$100 per hour, minimum of 3 hours PLUS an hour of set up and and hour of clean up
$200 security deposit (refunded by check on the business day following the event by mail or a pre-scheduled pick-up at the gallery)
Learn more about rentals here. Please contact the gallery for availability, to schedule a viewing, or more information. All bookings are subject to gallery availability and gallery discretion. 708-754-2601 or email@example.com