Learn about the workings of a cooperative gallery while working on your art!
4th Street Fine Art is seeking an art student or recent grad who would like to join our cooperative as an intern until September.We will provide you with your own space (a $325 monthly value) approximately 7’ x 10’ to display and create your art in our Berkeley Gallery. You will have access to the studio seven days a week.In return, you will work a minimum of one 5 hour shift Fridays through Sundays every weekend staffing the gallery. You will also attend our monthly meeting where we plan all aspects of running the gallery.We will train you to greet visitors, talk about the art of all our member artists and facilitate sales. You will gain insights into how art is received by the general public and you will work with our experienced artists in gallery maintenance, art display, marketing and all aspects of operating a cooperative gallery. Our gallery is also a working studio space for art mediums that are compatible with a gallery setting, so you will be able to use your space to create your art here as well as to display it for sale.
The best candidate for this opportunity will be an artist who enjoys talking with people and wants to learn more about the business of art. Marketing skills in social media such as Instagram are a plus, but no prior experience is necessary.. You will need a portfolio of art work you would like to sell, curiosity, energy and time in your life to be at the gallery to get the most out of the experience.
4th Street Fine Art is an artist-run collective. Since 2012, we have offered work from local Bay Area Artists. Some of our artists work in the space, so you can see work being made onsite.Opened at 1717 Fourth Street in January 2002 as The Art Gym, the 4th Street Studio was created to offer a pleasant, creative and affordable atmosphere to create art and network with other artists. From there it blossomed into a place where visitors can watch artists work while they shop or sign up for classes with established professionals.Now known as 4th Street Fine Art, the studio offers month-to-month memberships with unlimited use of the facility. Our monthly changing exhibitions feature member artists as well as guest artists and curated shows.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please drop us an email and let us know. Please include "Internship Opportunity" in the subject line.