Avant Garden Art Gallery Agreement

Northwoods UU Church Art Gallery Agreement

All artwork must be in keeping with UU Principles, Northwoods’ Mission and Vision Statement and appropriate for all ages (see below for more information.) Art will be reviewed by the gallery Committee before display. Display space is available only to individual artists.
APPROVAL PROCEDURE: Artists may bring the actual art on drop-off date, or submit a picture of their art (jpeg or 8×10” or larger photo) in advance. After art is reviewed, the Committee will decide whether the artwork can be displayed, where it will be displayed, and the dates it will be displayed. The committee may ask questions concerning the art before giving permission to display. The committee does not have to give a reason for disapproval. The chair and contact person for the Art & Décor Committee is Doni Langlois who may be reached at [email protected]

DISPLAY DATES: The drop off date for art will be posted for each gallery change out which will occur approximately every two months. Art from the prior display must be picked up on the drop-off date (or in advance if approved by the Committee). There are no drop off or pick up hours, outside of those designated, without prior arrangement. There is no storage of artwork available.

NUMBER, SIZE/WEIGHT/PREPARATION: Northwoods accepts two pieces per show – exclusive of “smalls”. Wall art must be properly wired for hanging. Alligator hooks should only be used for light weight pieces. The gallery wall fixtures can hold no more than 34 lbs. Art that will be displayed in the display case must fit neatly. Jewelry must have accompanying display. A label (can be masking tape) with the artist’s name and the title of the work must be securely fastened to the back or bottom of the piece.

“SMALLS”: Typically 8” X 10” or less, jewelry, small ceramic pieces etc …. These items may be displayed and sold on reception night only. The artist does NOT need to be displaying in the gallery, however, they must be at the reception to display/ sell their artwork. Please read “Receptions” below.

SALES: Purchaser makes checks, credit cards, and cash payable to NUUC; Artist will be paid minus the percent of donation from NUUC. Payments will go out at the end of the month for any art sold through the Avant Garden Gallery, along with a cash donation slip for IRS purposes. Minimum donations are required; however, artists may designate a larger percentage donation.

• NUUC Members: A minimum donation of 20% of the sale price will go to NUUC.
• Community Artist: A minimum donation of 30% of the sale price will go to NUUC.

HOLD HARMLESS: Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church assumes NO responsibility for any damage to or loss of art for any reason whatsoever, and the artist is solely responsible for any damage to or loss of the art while it is on Church Property.

RECEPTIONS: Artists are expected to be present at receptions if you have art in the show. We would also like you to bring one appetizer or dessert and water, wine or soft drink.


Unitarian Universalists hold the Principles as strong values and moral teachings. “The Principles are not dogma or doctrine, but rather a guide for those of us who choose to join and participate in Unitarian Universalist religious communities.” – Rev. Barbara Wells

1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.




Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church is a welcoming, religiously liberal community that recognizes the need for free inquiry and many approaches to personal truth. Together, we celebrate, learn, support, and serve one another and the wider community and encourage one another towards lives of deeper spiritual growth and meaning. We practice responsible stewardship through our presence and our gifts and seek to engage one another in practicing lives of integrity through our participation in our Church’s shared ministries for all generations.


Grounded in our shared values and in our Unitarian Universalist traditions and sustained by abundant physical and financial resources, Northwoods will continue to evolve into its potential to become a beacon, providing influence and leadership:

• as a center for spiritual growth

• as an example of environmentally sustainable practices

• as a catalyst for diverse and multicultural community

• as an advocate for social and economic justice that reflects our ideals to the world