Split Gallery is a venue for artists.
We’ve called it Split Gallery because it’s a split from the traditional commission-based gallery model, and a space to be shared between all of us. We’ll share the space with you if you’ll share the cost with us.
Our goal is to give artists the opportunity to show and sell their work on their terms and on their schedule. Split Gallery is the venue, we work with the artists to promote the show, and with everyone working together we continue to reach more and more people every time we have an event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I have an exhibition at Split Gallery? How do I submit my artwork for consideration?
Does Split Gallery take a commission on sales?
We offer art gallery exhibition space and services with simple, flat-fee pricing. We believe this puts the advantage in the artist’s favor and lets them better manage their own pricing and margins.
We’re trying a different approach to the traditional commission-based art gallery model. Instead of taking a commission on sales, we’re charging a flat fee for services. We believe this approach is more advantageous to the artist, although it may not be of interest to every artist depending on average sales volumes and price points.
For those who rent the gallery for their own event, the only cost is gallery rental and any additional services that are requested.
Do I have to sign a contract or sell exclusively with Split Gallery?
No – we have no exclusivity clause or commitment contracts. We want to see artists sell as much work as possible, and we want to help them do it efficiently in a beautiful space. If it’s good for the artist, it’s good for us.
If I rent the gallery for my own event, is someone from the gallery going to be around to help?
We can help you plan your event so that it works exactly the way you want to. Whether that’s fully DIY or you’d like us to handle everything for you, just let us know what you have in mind and we’ll tell you how we can help.
Is the gallery space available for rent for things other than art shows?
How do you market and promote artists and events?
Our primary vehicle for marketing and advertising at this time is online and through existing relationships.
Through our social media presence on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, our business page on Google, and other interactions, we reach a wide and growing audience. We also promote artists and events in our weekly email newsletter and here on our website. Events are listed in multiple local online event calendars. We can also assist with paid advertising for anyone interested in running an online ad campaign or offline advertising and promotion.
Events are another way in which we connect with the community. Holding events in the gallery gives us an opportunity to connect with the artwork and each other. We have developed a good number of regulars who can be seen at nearly every show.
We also value the relationships we have with artists, buyers, and collectors, and are continuously developing new relationships along the way. If you know anyone we should talk to, please let us know.
As working artists ourselves, we understand the challenges in creating and selling work. We’ve always wanted to figure out how a gallery could best serve the artist as a customer. Over the last several years, we’ve visited galleries, talked to artists and gallerists, and thought about how a gallery could serve artists better.
What we found is that many artists just need someplace nice to show and sell their work from time to time. Split Gallery fills that gap by being a venue for artists to reserve for their own shows and sales at any time they want to. No application and review process, just the opportunity to put together the show you want, in a fine art gallery setting, any time there’s an available weekend.
We think of it kind of like a band – come play a gig at Split Gallery.
Along the way, we’re going to listen to what artists want, what they need, and continue to focus on how we can be a good resource for Omaha’s incredible art community.
We will host occasional events of our own, and hope to keep the calendar filled with events for artists who want to host their own events, sales, classes, workshops, meetings, performances, readings, and activities.
Let us know how we can help.