Diana Stelin Gallery
A co-op gallery in Coolidge Corner, Brookline
Diana Stelin Gallery is a store-front space that hosts group and solo shows for a curated group of 10-12 artists. This small number of artists maintains ideological consistency in the group shows and ensures that each artist has a solo exhibition within a year of joining. Artist-members pay an up-front monthly fee, which is determined on a sliding scale, but retains 90% of gross sales. Our sales team, headed by Diana and backed by her extensive network, is motivated by commission, and always deferent to the wants of each individual artist.
Commitment to the artist
We emphasize and lift up female and queer voices in the artist community, espoused by Diana's personal story as a female artist in a decreasingly male-dominated space. Artists lead the curative direction, but collaborate with the team. Furthermore, artists maintain full agency regarding their oeuvre. For every show, artists are encouraged to select their own participating works, and are free to substitute pieces or abstain from a show altogether.
The gallery's core values and commitments side with the artist. Flexibility is an important part of these values with regard to monthly fees. Our sliding scale allows for trial runs and temporary stints.
Visibility and diversity of customer base is a highlight of the cooperative ideology.
Diana Stelin Gallery and Art Academy brings together all sects of the creative world, which means more traffic, more visibility, and more community awareness. The front of the space is a high end gallery with two rooms: the main space houses the group shows, while the auxiliary space is dedicated to solo spotlights. The back is a classroom setting for children, teens and adults. Diana pushes the functional boundaries of an art gallery in a logistically brilliant way by inviting corporate events and professor talks; artist-led workshops and wine & free-paint events. With the multi-functionality of the space, the artwork reaches the eyes of all walks of life.
Sliding Scale Price Model
To demonstrate our artist-forward approach, our co-op offers a sliding scale price model. Being an artist-led space, with artist-curated shows, we want to include a diverse range of voices and perspectives, if even for one show. It also allows artists to do a trial run with us before committing—which is totally fine!
Group show participation, solo exhibition & artist-led events:
$250/month (3 month minimum commitment)
Group show participation only:
$150/month (3 month minimum commitment)
One group show:
$100 one-time fee
One solo exhibition:
$200 one-time fee