Popular Questions we often get asked
Q: Are you a commercial gallery?
A: No, we are a registered Community Interest Company (CIC), which means we are a non profit organisation.
Q: Why do I need to pay a participation fee?
A: The participation fee covers the cost of your image being printed, sometimes the framing of your image, the stuff that holds your image on the wall, the use of the gallery, rent, electricity, rates, advertising, the website the hosts your image, the fees to cover the transaction, hanging costs, security (yes really) postage, VAT etc etc.It all adds up and we never charge more than we need.
We are a not for profit gallery.
Q: Where is the Gallery?
A: 57 Glassford Street, Glasgow G1 1UG
Q: How do I submit?
A: Follow the instructions on the submission page for the exhibition you wish to submit for.
Q: Will you send me images of my work on display?
A: We can't do this for every single photographer individually as we are a working gallery, and are often busy with the day to day running of the gallery, so please follow our social networking channels as we will be posting pictures of EVERYONE'S work and/or videos throughout the duration on the exhibition. We also post the images on our website, in an online gallery of each exhibition. Please don't email us or message us asking us to do this, we will post images and videos of the exhibition so you will be able to see your work, we know not everyone can visit the gallery, so we will do our best as fast as we can to post images from the exhibition.
It’s important to follow us on Social Media so you can see everything that is going on with the exhibition.
Q: What happens to our prints afterwards?
A: That depends on the instructions we have received from the photographer. The prints can are either put up for sale, put aside for the photographer to collect, donated to the gallery to sell and keep the proceeds or if we are not told otherwise the prints are destroyed (work is destroyed to protect the rights of the photographer and prevents the work from being sold without the photographers permission.)
Q: Will you sell my work?
A: Yes, we can. You can inform us how much you wish to sell your work for factoring in the gallery's commission. The gallery takes a 15% commission. The print will be available for sale for the duration of the exhibition (1 month) and if not sold, will be moved to our print racks until sold or for 3 months.
If not sold after 3 months or collected by the photographer the print will be destroyed. (The gallery will not send notice of the end of the 3 month period, that is the photographer's responsibility to be aware of)
Q: How do I donate my print?
A: Just let us know that you would like to donate the print to the gallery. As a non profit (CIC) if the print is donated to the gallery it means you are allowing us to sell the print and keep any proceeds to help maintain and run the gallery. We will have it up for sale for the duration of the exhibition and if not sold moved to the print racks. The price of the donated print will be set by the gallery.
Q: Can I collect my print after the exhibition or can someone collect it for me?
A: Yes. If you or they are local, just let us know and we will try and have it ready for you.
We will hold it for 1 month, then if not collected it will be destroyed.
Q: Can you send us the framed prints after the exhibition?
A: No. The frames used belong to the gallery and are very expensive, we can't afford to replace them after each exhibition.
Q: Can you post our prints to us?
A: No, due of the amount of photographers in each exhibition, the cost alone it would put the gallery under significant financial strain, we are a non profit gallery so all money we make goes into running the exhibitions and paying for the gallery space.
Q: What if I offer to pay postage?
A: No Sorry. We don’t have the time to do this we are a very busy gallery sometimes organising upto 5 exhibitions at a time, constant trips to the post office would not be easy for us. However this rule may change in 2022.
Q: Who chooses the size and the way the work is presented?
A: The gallery team, and the curator has final say. We will always do our best to make sure your work is presented at its best. Every exhibition is always different to the last. We try to never change or edit a photographers work, however it may sometimes need to be resized or cropped on very rare occasions to fit the frame.
Q: Who prints the work?
A: Once we have everyone's correct files we send them all away to an independent printer. We use several different companies, depending on our needs.
Q: Why do you use JPEGS?
A: This is because this is what most printing companies ask for.
Q: What size of File should I send?
A: Always 300ppi and at least 3000 pixels on the shortest side.
If it is a phone image, please tell us on your submission.