Plan Your Exhibition

Your exhibition coordinator, the Leslie Grove Gallery committee and the Artists’ Network are all committed to your successful art exhibition: if you succeed, we succeed.

  • We generally expect each artist will plan, install, and promote their own show.
  • We can help you with all the activities described here.
  • Ask the gallery exhibition coordinator anything.
  • Email us
  • Call the gallery 416-465-0302

Visualize Your Exhibition

Arrange images of your art on the gallery wall drawings in a layout you like. Also, review past exhibitions to help visualize the gallery space. Here’s why:

  • You will know how many and which pieces you can exhibit.
  • Your exhibition will look exactly as you want it to.
  • Installation time will be greatly reduced.
  • Potential for damage due to handling is greatly reduced both for your artwork and the gallery walls.
  • It can be a checklist when you’re compiling materials for your exhibition.

Download a pdf of the gallery floorplan:

We recommend the following process:

1. Your artwork will be hung on infinitely positionable hooks on the wire hanging system, each wire is quite long and rated for a 15 Kg load. Smaller artwork can be stacked vertically on the wire hangers.

  • Galleries generally hang artwork centered at 56” – 60”, 52″ for accessibility.
  • “Gallery Style” is when pieces are positioned in a single row.
  • “Salon Style” is when some pieces are placed one above each other.

2. Remember to leave room for artwork labels on the wall.

The gallery curator will work alongside you during installation to ensure the best possible display of your work. Please email the gallery your exhibition layout, or bring it with your artwork at installation. The gallery curator will work alongside you during installation to ensure the best possible display of your work.

Additional Promotion:

While exhibiting at the gallery, our marketing team will promote you extensively through all of the Artists’ Network and Leslie Grove Gallery digital channels, including but not limited to our mailing lists and paid social media advertising. However, each artist is expected to participate in their own exhibition promotion. Any and all printed promotional materials are the artists’ responsibility.

Gallery logos

.png format with no or transparent background, suitable for overlaying your images. Click on each to download large high resolution copies.

Exhibition Catalogue

An exhibition catalogue template will be provided for you to complete based on the following guidelines:

  • 5″ X 5″ double sided, colour print, saddle stitched
  • Select images from your exhibition
  • Introduction or overview to your exhibition
  • Artist bio and statement
  • 40 pages maximum

We reccommend printing by The Printing House. Price is based on quantity ordered but 10 copies is approximately $6.20 +HST per catalogue.

Examples of solo and group exhibition catalogues:

All art must be suitable for installation:

  • Completely dry, set, cured, fixed, or protected.
  • Securely label the back with title, artist, price, size, medium, year.
  • Secure hanging attachments including d-rings, mounting holes, or track. 

The gallery uses this hook, rated for 15 Kg load each, on long hanging wires. They work well with most paintings, prints, and frames, but have difficulty depending on the artwork attachment method. We prefer:

  • D-rings located 1″ – 2″ near the top corners are the easiest to install onto the hooks, and your artwork hangs at a small or acute angle facing the viewer.
  • Wired for hanging in the clients home.

The gallery uses this hook for track or rail, commonly used on the back of face mounted Dibond or acrylic. The track or rail should be mounted close to the top.

If you have any questions please contact us to discuss, we’ll even discuss it with whomever does your print mounting.

Framing & Mounting:

Akasha Arts have particpated in Artists’ Network education initiatives. Many members use them.

Dimensions Framing on Queens Street has sponsored our Riverdale ArtWalk.

Above Ground Art Supplies and Deserres have acceptable quality ready-made frames.

Please note: We do not recommend lesser quality frames, frequently from IKEA. They are incompatible with our hanging hardware and are often damaged by the installation of d-rings. Once again, when the work sells and enters a clients’ home, it should reflect the quality of the work.

Sales, commission, tax, sales receipt

Gallery Rentals: Leslie Grove Gallery will retain a 5% processing fee on all sales.

Leslie Grove Gallery Group Exhibitions: The gallery will retain a 20% commission on all sales.

After the exhibition, we will prepare an invoice listing all artwork sold, the processing fees, any other outstanding costs, and total payable to the artist. To be reimbursed the artist must sign and return the invoice; a cheque will be mailed to the artist within 30 days of receipt.

HST will be charged on all sales and will be remitted by the gallery.

A sales receipt will be provided to the buyer including the artist’s name and artwork details, as well as any other documentation the artist(s) provide.

Insurance

The artist is responsible for artwork insurance. The Artists’ Network and Leslie Grove Gallery are not liable for theft or damage of artwork during the exhibition, installation or takedown and removal.

Events

If you choose to host your own reception, alcoholic beverages will NOT be allowed on the premises.

Events such as artist talks and demonstrations are encouraged, they are easy to advertise and tend to attract more visitors.

Delivery and Storage

We cannot accept unscheduled artwork delivery. Art takedown and removal must be completed in the agreed time, as the gallery does not have storage space. Artwork delivered or not removed outside of agreed time will incur a storage fee as outlined in the artists’ contract.