Gallery Space

Located at 210 Princess St. in Winnipeg, MB, our gallery space boasts a large, open area with a street-facing wall adorned entirely with floor-to-ceiling windows, creating a bright and inviting atmosphere. The freshly painted white walls, complemented by a Heritage tin ceiling and exposed ductwork, lend a modern, industrial charm to the space. This versatile area allows for a variety of artistic expressions, including performance art, dance, or music to accompany our opening receptions.

Our gallery features three distinct display walls, each offering a unique backdrop for showcasing your artistic vision. The spacious 571 square-foot gallery is primed to show your artwork at it’s best. Utilizing the innovative Lee Valley Cliprail Picture-Hanging System, our hanging options, including Gallery Style and Salon Style, provide flexibility and precision in presenting your pieces.

The Textile and Fibre Artists of Manitoba were honoured to be the inaugural group to exhibit at the Manitoba Arts Network’s fabulous new space on Princess Street. Kait, Nicole and Roseanne were a delight to work with, and very helpful in terms of opportunities, support, ideas and even a bit of grunt work! Through the First Friday Artist Talk presentations and the visual impact of the exhibits, TFAM was thrilled with the way our fibre art pieces for both Shifting Perspective and JOY conveyed each of their unique stories and inspirations.

Cathie Ugrin, Textile & Fibre Artists of Manitoba (TFAM) Member

The total space of the gallery is 571.5 FT2

  • Display Walls:
  • Wall A: 22’ x 14’
  • Wall B: 19.5W x 14”H
  • Wall C: 22’ W X 12.5’H (Top 1.5’ obstructed by exposed vent)
  • Hanging System: MAN uses the Lee Valley Cliprail Picture-Hanging System. Each wall has multiple cables for hanging artworks with 40 hooks available. The system supports up to 20kg load per wire and 45kg per meter on rails. Options for hanging include Gallery Style and Salon Style. Galleries generally hang artwork centered at 56” – 60”, with 52” for accessibility. Space must remain wheelchair accessible, and hanging in front windows is not permitted.

Displays

SHELVING WITH GLASS SHELVING (3)
DISPLAY AREAS: 19”W X 9”H X 14”D
(There are 2 shelf areas per unit for a total of 6 diplay areas)

GLASS DISPLAY UNITS (3)
DISPLAY AREAS (X 4/ UNIT): 11”W X 14”H X 12.625”D

PLINTHS (2)
DISPLAY AREA: 19”W X 25”H X 17”D

JEWELRY DISPLAY
DISPLAY AREA: 6”W X 16”H

 

Membership

To exhibit at our gallery, membership in the Manitoba Arts Network is required. Membership offers numerous benefits, including eligibility to participate in our programs and exhibitions. Annual dues are $100.00 for organizations and $25 for individuals.

In order to book with our Gallery you must be a member in-good-standing.
The Manitoba Arts Network’s membership year runs from July 1 to June 30, with annual dues of $100.00 for organizations and $25 for individuals.

All community arts and cultural organizations in the province are eligible to become members of the Network. As a member, your organization will be eligible to participate fully in any and all of the Network’s programs.

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Booking

Our booking process ensures a smooth and seamless experience for exhibiting artists. Simply reach out to the Manitoba Arts Network to begin the process, submit a proposal outlining your exhibition concept, pay a rental deposit, and coordinate with our team for installation and promotion.

Booking Calendar

We are currently booked until January 2025. Please contact admin@mbartsnet.ca to discuss booking for the 2025-2026 calendar years.

Process

The following process is required to exhibit:

Contact Us: Reach out to Manitoba Arts Network (See Contact Form below)

Proposal Submission: Once availability is confirmed, submit a proposal outlining your exhibition concept, including details about your artworks, preferred installation method, and any additional requirements.

Deposit: A rental deposit of $100 is required prior to signing into agreement to hold your spot. Your deposit will be returned upon exhibit installation.

Confirmation and Agreement: Upon review of your proposal, we will confirm the booking and provide you with a contract outlining the agreed-upon terms and responsibilities.

Preparation: Prepare your artworks according to the guidelines provided and ensure all necessary information and materials are submitted to the Gallery within the specified timeframes.

Installation: Coordinate with the Gallery for the installation of your exhibition, either by yourself or with assistance from our team.
Promotion: Help us promote your exhibition by sharing promotional materials and encouraging attendance.

Take Down: After the exhibition concludes, coordinate with the Gallery for the removal of your artworks.


Once Your Deposit Has Been Accepted

Documentation & Contracts: Ensure you have returned a signed copy of the Artist Agreement

Promotional Materials Preparation:

  • Collect and prepare promotional content for various platforms
  • Exhibition Title
  • 3-5 Photos of Artwork with various aspect ratios (vertical, square, horizontal) for various promotional channels (300 dpi, JPEG or TIFF format)
  • Titles & Artist names of the promo artwork
  • Artist Statement
  • Curatorial Statement defining the exhibition theme or purpose
    *These should be submitted 30 days prior to your exhibit opening

Display & Installation Planning:

  • Communicate any specific display needs.
  • Determine placement of Exhibition Pieces.
  • Identify if plinths, shelving, etc., are required for optimal presentation of artworks.
  • Ensure secure packaging and proper labelling for safe transit of items.
  • Arrange transportation logistics.
  • Prepare inventory information for each artwork including:
    • Title of Piece
    • Artist’s Name
    • Medium
    • Year Created
    • Price
    • Photos of Individual Items

Event Organization

  • MAN will facilitate the First Friday Opening.
  • Plan to attend for an Artist Talk to interaction with attendees to discuss your work, network, and potentially enhance sales.

We look forward to hosting your exhibition at 210 Princess Gallery!