The Pierro Gallery

Pierro Gallery

THE PIERRO GALLERY OF SOUTH ORANGE WILL BE REOPENING IN 2024
 
The Pierro Gallery is located in the Baird Community Center, which is undergoing a major renovation. The newly renovated building will contain a brand new, updated space on the first floor.

SUBMISSIONS FOR SPRING 2024 SHOW ARE NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO SUBMITTED. 

EVERYONE WILL BE NOTIFIED IF THEIR WORK WAS SELECTED BY EARLY TO MID MARCH. THE SHOW IS PLANNED FOR APRIL. 

Every artist submitting work to any exhibition at The Pierro Gallery will be required to sign a Release of Liability form. If your work is accepted to an exhibition, you will receive the form via email to sign.  Link to form HERE

THE PIERRO GALLERY

Founded in 1994, The Pierro Gallery of South Orange presents the work of diverse, established, and emerging visual artists in a non-commercial, user-friendly venue. Through its programs and exhibitions, the Gallery enhances the cultural environment of South Orange and the surrounding communities aiming to educate, enrich and engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds. The Pierro Gallery is a facility of the South Orange Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs.

MISSION

Our mission is to provide a welcoming space where creativity thrives, artists flourish, and the community comes together to celebrate the transformative power of art.


We believe that art should be accessible to all, regardless of background, experience, or artistic skill. Our gallery welcomes artists of all ages, abilities, and identities, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to share their unique perspective and creativity.


We celebrate the rich tapestry of voices, cultures, and experiences that make our community unique. Our gallery showcases a diverse range of artistic styles, mediums, and perspectives.

EXHIBITIONS

The Gallery plans to present several exhibitions annually. Established and emerging artists are featured with special sensitivity to regional artists but without precluding consideration of work by any visual artist. 

THE NAME


The Gallery of South Orange was officially renamed the “Pierro Gallery of South Orange” on November 16, 2001, in honor of the late Lennie Pierro. He co-founded of the gallery with his wife Judy Wukitsch, and he was recognized for his impact and advocacy of the arts in the Village. Pierro, who was a fine artist, longtime South Orange resident, and an active member of the community, sought to bring fine art to his town as a co-operative effort between town, the residents and artists.

QUESTIONS?

Please direct any questions or inquiries to arts@southorange.org

The Pierro Gallery Submission FAQ 

1. How can I submit my artwork to the gallery?

To submit your artwork, please visit our online submission portal featured on our website & social media. Follow the guidelines provided and fill out the submission form with accurate details.

2. What types of artwork are accepted?

We welcome a diverse range of artistic expressions, including but not limited to paintings, sculptures, photography and mixed media. Please check our specific submission guidelines for any medium restrictions. 

3. Is there a submission fee?

We do not charge a submission fee. We believe in providing artists with an opportunity to showcase their work without financial barriers.

4. What are the submission deadlines?

Submission deadlines vary for each exhibition. Please refer to the exhibition details and submission guidelines posted on our website and social media for the most accurate information.

5. Can I submit multiple pieces of artwork?

Yes, you are welcome to submit multiple pieces for consideration. Please submit each piece individually (one form per entry). Please ensure each artwork adheres to the specified guidelines.

6. How will I know if my artwork has been accepted?

All artists will be notified of the selection results via email. If your artwork is selected, detailed instructions regarding the exhibition, delivery, and any other relevant information will be provided.

7. Is there an age restriction for submissions?

We accept submissions from artists of all ages. There is no age restriction; we encourage both emerging and established artists to submit their work.

8. What happens if my artwork is not selected?

If your artwork is not selected for the current exhibition, we encourage you to submit for future opportunities. All submissions for each exhibition are reviewed independently.

9. Are there specific size requirements for artwork?

Size requirements vary for each exhibition. Please refer to the exhibition/submission guidelines for details on the acceptable size range for submissions. Please include the size of artwork when submitting. 

10. How should I prepare my artwork for submission?

Follow the detailed instructions in the submission guidelines regarding format, framing, and any other specific requirements.

11. Can I sell my artwork through the gallery exhibition?

Yes, many of our exhibitions allow artists to sell their artwork. If your artwork is for sale, please include pricing details in your submission.

12. Can I visit the gallery to see the current exhibition?

Absolutely! We welcome visitors during our regular gallery hours. Check our website & social media for the current exhibition schedule and hours.

13. Can I submit work that has been exhibited elsewhere?

Yes, you can submit work that has been exhibited elsewhere unless otherwise specified in the submission guidelines. Please provide information about the previous exhibition(s) in your submission.

14. Are there framing guidelines? 

FRAMING GUIDELINES: 

Works that require glass or Plexiglass such as drawings, watercolors, pastels, prints, photography, etc. must comply with standard gallery framing guidelines as follows:


MATTS: (if applicable): Preferred colors: white, off-white, pale gray. No colored matts.


FRAMES: No decorative frames unless they are part of the artwork. Frame width should not be excessive. Flat wood or metal; white/black or natural preferred; not to exceed 1” width from front.


We welcome works on paper that are not conventional framed, as long as the presentation is professional. Please discuss unusual presentations with the gallery. 


Canvases must be wired. Edges can be taped or painted. Other 2-d submissions, including photography, must be framed and wired for hanging. Plexiglass preferred. No photo, keyhole, triangle or sawtooth hangers accepted. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ACCEPTED ARTWORK HAS HARDWARE SUITABLE FOR HANGING. 


ALL EXCEPTIONS/QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DISCUSSED AND CONFIRMED WITH THE GALLERY. 

15. Does the gallery take commissions? 

The Pierro Gallery operates on a non-commission basis. We believe in empowering artists by allowing them to retain the full value of their sales.

Instead of taking a commission, we invite you to consider making a voluntary donation to The Pierro Gallery. Your support allows us to maintain our commitment to showcasing diverse and innovative artwork while keeping our gallery accessible to all. 

Your generous contributions directly contribute to:

  • Hosting engaging exhibitions and events

  • Supporting emerging artists through mentorship programs

  • Maintaining and enhancing our gallery space

We understand that artists face various challenges, and your participation in this donation initiative is entirely optional. We value your presence in our artistic community, and your continued support makes a meaningful difference.

Should you choose to make a donation, contact us directly at arts@southorange.org. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

16. Do you require a release form?

Every artist submitting work to any exhibition at The Pierro Gallery will be required to sign a Release of Liability form. If your work is accepted to an exhibition, you will receive the form via email to sign. Link to form HERE

For any additional questions or concerns not covered here, please contact the Manager of Recreation & Cultural Affairs: arts@southorange.org

Thank you for considering The Pierro Gallery for your artwork submissions! We look forward to seeing your creative expressions.