Art FAQ

We value our local talent and have become well know on Boston’s North Shore as one of the best locations for enjoying local artistic talent. Each month In a Pig’s Eye turns over the walls to new local artists to share their work.

Are you interested in exhibiting your artwork at In a Pig’s Eye? You’ll need to email us with a brief proposal of the subject/theme of your artwork. Please include 3-5 samples of your work.

For additional information or to submit an exhibition proposal email to art@inapigseye.com

 

General Info

Generally all exhibitions begin on the Saturday closest to the first day of the month and end on the Saturday closest to the last day of the month. You will receive exact dates during your planning conversations and emails.

Hanging artwork at In a Pig’s Eye is simple, thanks to a special picture rail system. Your individual pieces hang from a picture wire suspended from the rail. Adjustable hooks allow for easy height adjustments. Adjustable track lighting also helps accent the artwork nicely. The walls are primarily brick, which provides a rustic background.

ALL work MUST BE appropriately prepared for hanging. Proper professional framing is required. You will need to describe your presentation methods prior to hanging your show. Your artwork must be properly framed and WIRED for hanging. No saw-tooth hangers should be used. These will not work on our hanging system. Improper or amateur presentation will not be acceptable and may cause work to be rejected. Please be prepared to provide this information.

Artwork sizes should be considered before installing your show. Small works are difficult to hang and secure so framed work larger than 11×14 inches is recommended.

There is approximately 30 linear feet of wall space available for your work.

You are encouraged to offer your artwork for sale at In a Pig’s Eye. It’s quite common for pieces to sell throughout the exhibitions.

Generally we like you to allow a work to remain on the wall if sold during the exhibition but you also have the option to sell work and replace items as sold so no empty wall spaces are left open.

In a Pig’s Eye requires a 20% commission on all art sales. Commission is payable at the end of the exhibition, after work is delivered and payments are collected by the artist.

Artists are asked to manage their own art sales. In a Pig’s Eye Staff will periodically collect names and contact information from interested patrons and pass that information on to the artist. The curator will also assist as needed to encourage sales and help make arrangements and collect payments as needed.

Special Notes

Please be aware that In a Pig’s Eye is a restaurant above being a gallery. Our patrons include families with children and people from around the world with a variety of religious and political baggage.

We encourage artistic license and creative exploration above all but management reserves the right to reject any work we determine may be offensive or distressful to patrons. We ask that you avoid work that seems overly dark or macabre, could be frightening to children, politically incorrect, or otherwise might be offensive.

Overtly political statements are discouraged but with prior review by the management may be allowed.

Absolutely no nudes will be accepted for exhibition.

In a Pig’s Eye will take all precautions and measures to protect your artwork. However, the artist must insure any individual artwork valued at over $1000.00.