Frequently Asked Questions
Is Western Gallery a real gallery?
At the moment WG is Instagram and by appointment only, but we’re working on some new projects and future events. If you’re looking for a WG-posted piece or something like it, let us know! We can help you find it or something similar.
Where do you get the images?
We shoot large-format film of these paintings, develop it in a custom, subterranean darkroom and then scan them on the ZX9^27 film scanner. Just kidding. It’s not 1993, so we don’t do any of that. The paintings we share come from all over the interwebs, giving credit and links back to artists and galleries, wherever possible—both in tags and location. Please get in touch if you hold the rights to an image we’ve shared and would prefer we remove it, or if you have corrections.
Why don’t you include the medium in the work details?
When looking at a digital representation of a physical painting (especially on a phone), it doesn’t matter all that much whether it’s oil or acrylic on linen or paper. Of course, if it’s a work we’re buying or selling, we care about the medium and its archival quality, but “oil on canvas” doesn’t get very far into that, anyway. WG does draw a distinction between physical and digital works, though. At the moment, we showcase only non-digital mediums.
Will you post my work?
Possibly! Please submit your work for consideration, but please don’t be offended if we don’t post it. While it could be argued that some works are decidedly “better” than others, everyone sees things differently, and there are many reasons that your work may or may not be a match for us. Even the most popular artists are rejected regularly. But what if your work is a perfect fit? Send us a link!
Will you interview me on the Horizons podcast?
Again, maybe! One a month doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room in our schedule, but you never know. Cancellations happen. And maybe we’d just love to talk to you. Get in touch.
Are you looking for artists to represent?
Not right now, but if you think your body of work would sit well alongside the other works presented in Western Gallery and you are not contractually prohibited from online representation, let’s talk.
Are you interested in curating a show for my space?
Quite possibly! We love to collaborate. Please let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll be in touch.
Who runs Western Gallery?
George here… I’m a friendly, easy-going type. I try not to take things too seriously. If you’re really curious, drop me a line, or you can hear me on the Horizons podcast. If you see me at an event, in a museum or run into me getting my coffee fix, please come say “hi.” I’d love to meet you and chat about art and life.