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1UV Gallery-Studio is a new concept in Art Gallery structure and economics. 1UV practices slow-business, something that may sound old-fashioned but is needed to create a sustainable future for our Planet and Communities. The concept of 1UV is this: a Gallery where everything is made by one person, is 1UV a kind or 1UV a limited series, not mass produced, where you buy directly from the designer/maker/craftsperson/artist, and environmental sustainability and sensitivity to Global Climate Change is addressed in concept, aesthetic, and/or fabrication process. The Gallery aims to be a functioning and integrated part of the local community in which it is located; a brick and mortar store front promoting human compassion, creativity and interaction through the vehicle of the sale of Art, Art-object, and Creative social events. Does this sound like something you would like to do or be a part of?  


1UV Gallery-Studio Membership Affiliation will entitle the the Member Gallery to a listing in a Member Directory with link to your website, use of the 1UV logo and Gallery Name. The original 1UV Gallery-Studio will be promoted as 1UV Gallery-Studio. Member Galleries will be: 1UV Gallery-Studio: name of artist here. As Membership grows benefits will expand (annual print catalog, annual networking social, etc...) . Why join now? Because there's strength in numbers and independant Artists have the power to change the World.

To be eligible to become a 1UV Member Gallery you must meet the following requirements:

  • be a working Art studio and exhibition space for one (person) Fine Artist/Fine Craftsperson

  • maintain a physical bulletin board for use of the community in which you are located

  • your work must be hand fabricated/made, one of a kind or limited series, no mass production and feature use of up-cycled, recycled, vintage, and/or antique materials and/or in some way conceptually and/or physically address issues related to Climate Change

  • offer creative social events at least once a quarter for youth and/or adults

  • operate within the legal constructs of the community in which you are located

  • not be closer than 100 miles from another 1UV Gallery-Studio Member Gallery

  • incur all liability, and operating licenses/costs of your business

  • not engage in the sale of pornography (nude work OK, we as artists know the difference here), alcohol, cannabis, or any controlled substance

  • maintain a positive relationship with local commerce organizations (Chambers, City Council, etc...)

  • pay an initial Membership fee of $500 to 1UV Gallery Studio (for the first year) then 3% of annual gross sales every year after

  • maintain a reciprocating web link to the 1UV Gallery-Studio Membership Directory page on your website as well as on any materials for print, publication and promotion


Read all this? Interested?

To apply mail:

  • a typed letter of intent explaining why/how you are qualified to be a 1UV Member Gallery,

  • three images of your work

  • three professional references

  • CV

  • proposed location of your Gallery-Studio

  • and contact information (including mailing address, email address, phone number, website) to:

1UV Gallery-Studio, attn: Larissa, 14572 Big Basin Way Unit 2, Saratoga, CA 95070.

Submission of application does not guarantee Membership. You will receive notification once your application is received and a letter of acceptance or rejection. If your Membership is approved, you will be invoiced for the initial membership fee of $500. Further instructions will be sent with your invoice..

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