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About Us:

The ECCOTA Gallery is located on Main St. in beautiful downtown Ridgway. The gallery proudly features over 50 local and regional artists in a variety of mediums. All artists displayed in the ECCOTA Gallery have been accepted through a jury process with our Gallery Committee.

Perks of Becoming an ECCOTA Artist:
¨ In 2013, the gallery underwent major renovations which have allowed us to display a large amount of artwork in a professional setting. Renovations included: new floor, faux tin ceiling, track lighting, display items, and a new awning to brighten up the outside.

¨ We promote our artists and their work through social media, print advertising, and by providing clean and professional web presence within the ECCOTA website. Our website features an online shop, artist profile pages, classes, exhibits, events, wish lists, registries, and more.

¨ The gallery hours vary seasonally.  We do not require our artists to work in the gallery. ECCOTA’s regular staff and summer interns covers all shifts. 

¨ As a benefit to our members we offer a 20% discount on all purchases made between December 1 and December 31.  This promotion encourages sales and serves as a thank you to our members and sponsors (remember you’re a member too- so don’t forget to stop in and shop your fellow artists).

¨ There is no fee to apply. Our artists pay a yearly minimum membership fee of just $12- $15 and an exhibitor fee of just $25.00 . These fees allow us to cover a small portion of the operating costs necessary to keep the gallery open. We keep our commission fees reasonable at 20%.

Artist Submission Process

Artist submissions are reviewed twice a year, in March and September.

Digital submissions are accepted any time and will be reviewed at the next scheduled session. We accept submissions of all mediums of visual, 3D, food, jewelry, and any other handmade artisan and traditional goods.

Please review the Gallery Presentation Guidelines prior to submission.

To submit your work for consideration: (NO NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS AT THIS TIME, PLEASE.)

Email: Send your submission to sara@eccota.com with Artist Submission – Your Name as the title. Attach no more than 10 jpeg images that are representative of your work. Include the title, size, medium (if applicable), and pricing of each, accompanied by your artist statement or biography for review. Submitting a resume and retail or gallery experience is optional but encouraged.

By mail: Please mail either a USB drive or CD with no more than 10 jpeg images that are representative of your work. Include the title, size, medium (if applicable), and pricing of each, accompanied by your artist statement or biography for review. Submitting a resume and retail or gallery experience is optional but encouraged. Send to: Elk County Council on the Arts, Artist Submission, 237 Main Street, Ridgway, PA 15853. Please do not send any original artwork, or any materials you want returned to you.

In person: Please email sara@eccota.com or call 814-772-7051 to arrange drop off of up to 6 items of your work during a time that will correlate with our scheduled review dates. A list including the title, size, medium (if applicable), and pricing of each, accompanied by your artist statement or biography will be required. Submitting a resume and retail or gallery experience is optional but encouraged.

We will not accept unscheduled walk in submissions.

2018 Jury Review Sessions
March 20 & September 18


 

ECCOTA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

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ECCOTA
Sales Gallery
& Office
237 Main St.
Ridgway, PA 15853
814-772-7051

The Elk County Council on the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  The official registration and financial information of ECCOTA may be obtained from 

the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.


The Elk County Council on the Arts is dedicated to promoting the cultural enrichment of the residents of Elk County by expanding the opportunity for public participation in the arts. The Council’s goal is to enhance the lives of county residents and the various local arts by offering experiences in the arts, providing educational opportunity and advice, and by supporting performers, musicians, artists, artisans and writers.

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