Friends General Conference

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Gathering Quaker Arts Center

The Quaker Arts Center is hosted by the Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts.  Friends are invited to contribute original artwork to FGC's Quaker Arts Center (QAC) during the Gathering. We welcome all media and modes of art and expect to be able to accommodate performance artists with short pieces that can be done in intimate, informal spaces.

Exhibiting or Performing in the Quaker Arts Center

Interested in exhibiting or performing? 

Complete the Intent to Show/Perform Form by June 15, 2020. (This form will be on the Fellowship of Quakers in the Arts website, and will be linked to here when that form is live.) All Friends are welcome and some space will be reserved for first-time participants.  Proposals that reflect the Gathering theme: “Way Will Open” are particularly encouraged.


On acceptance, the curator or QAC committee will send details on delivering and retrieving your work to/from the Center. Delivery and retrieval are the responsibility of the artist. There is no fee to show in the QAC. Each exhibitor agrees to support setup and takedown at the scheduled times either in person or by proxy as requested by the committee. Also as able, participants are asked to volunteer a two-hour shift in the Center. If a participant is unable to volunteer on-site, other QAC support options are available and encouraged.


Friends General Conference will take reasonable precautions to secure all work in the Quaker Arts Center. However, all work is shown at the artist's risk. Neither Friends General Conference nor the host College/University assumes any responsibility or risk for your work. Any insurance for art work is to be provided by the artist. The SPACE IS NOT LOCKED except at night.


Artwork on display in the QAC may not be offered for sale. However, artists may offer works on consignment through the QuakerBooks at the Gathering Store. 30% of the sale price will be deducted by FGC as a commission, which is the same term as all other consignments sold at the Gathering. They must register in advance with the Consignments Coordinator.


Contact the Quaker Art Center committee on the Gathering Contact Form.