Monday, June 22, 2009

Supply Cooperative at the WKP Kennedy Gallery

What is it?

The WKP Kennedy Gallery realizes that there is a need in North Bay for high quality supplies, at a low price. The WKP Kennedy Gallery wishes to address this need by providing members of the WKP Kennedy Gallery with access to supplies from Above Ground and Curry's, at an education discount price. This service is available to members of the gallery only; the fees associated to this service are minimal, especially considering the discounts provided through the education discount. In order to cover shipping and handling expenses, the gallery will charge an administrative fee of 10% to the TOTAL order for each individual.

Example of what you save :

Multi-media watercolor paper List Price is $3.11 vs education discount price of 1.79!

Winsor & Newton Winton Oil paint 37ml List Price is $5.40 vs education discount price of $3.29!

Payment is expected when the order is made. Order week will be the second FULL week of every month; the latest time for orders to be placed will be by 4pm on Friday of the Order week.

When can I place an order?

Order schedule

May 11th - May 15th

June 8th - June 12th

July 13th - July 17th

August 10th - August 14th

September 14th - September 18th

*please note you can email your order request prior to this date to BUT you are still required to pay for your order during order week.

How can I pay?

We accept Check, cash, credit card as well as debit. You?re required to pay for your supplies prior to picking them up, you?ll also get a receipt to keep track of your order, hang on to this receipt.

How do I become a gallery member?

Joining is easy, you?re able to get a form at the gallery or online at, membership rates are:

* Individual Membership, $25.00 (1 year) or $40.00 (2 years)
(Includes all membership privileges and one membership card)
* Couples Membership, $40.00 (1 year) or $70.00 (2 years)
(Includes all membership privileges and two membership cards)
* Senior/Student Membership, $20.00 (1 year) or $35.00 (2 years)
(Includes all membership privileges and one membership card)

Also a part of the Supply Cooperative:

The WKP Kennedy Gallery Supply Bank

What is it?

Do you have an extra tube of cobalt blue oil paint but really need a watercolor tube of titanium white? The WKP Kennedy Gallery recognizes that many artists have supplies they are not using, but have supplies that they really need and aren't able to get. To resolve this issue, the gallery has set up a supply bank .Going through the variety of catalogues on hand from our suppliers (Above Ground and Curry's), the value of supplies are translated into points. These points, when you trade in supplies are given to you; in exchange you can use these points to take from the supplies we have available in the supply bank.

Points equal a point for every dollar a supply is valued at.

For example :

Radisson Student Acrylics normally 250ml(8oz) = $3.55 each

.5 points x $3.55 = 1.77 we then round up ? you get 2 points for each jar.

Radisson Student Gesso normally 1L = 8.99

.5 points x 8.99 = 4.49 rounding this - you get 4 points for every IL

Artists bring supplies in during the ?Drop off? week, and are then able to pick up supplies on the "Supply Bank" week. The ?Supply Bank? will be downstairs in the artist visual studio, from 1pm - 3pm during this week.

How does it work when I pick up supplies from the supply bank?

All supplies will be put out during ?supply bank? hours, the same supply value translated into points for dropping off supplies, will be applied to when you get the supplies from the "supply bank". So basically that same Radisson Student Acrylic 8oz jar, which is normally $3.55, will still equal two points.

When can I drop supplies off?

Supplies can be dropped off at the WKP Kennedy gallery during the following weeks

Drop off schedule : From 1 - 3pm

May 4th - May 15th

June 2nd - June 12th

July 2nd - July 10th

August 4th - August 14th

September 2nd - September 11th

Do I have to use my points right away?

No, but you can only use your supply points on ?supply bank? days, during ?supply bank? hours

When can I pick up supplies?

Supplies can be picked up during the following weeks

Supply Bank schedule : From 1-3pm

May 19th - May 22nd

June 23rd - June 26th

July 21st- July 24th

August 25th - August 28th

September 22nd - September 25th

What if I dont want to trade for any supplies?

You can also bring in supplies along with a receipt showing what you paid and we'll provide you with a charitable donation tax receipt for the value of the supplies you brought in.

A couple of things to remember:

*We have the catalogs on hand, if you have any questions as to how the points work, whether you're getting the right amount of points OR if you want to order supplies.

* You can't order new supplies with the points earned from the "supply bank". You don't have to be a member of the gallery to use the supply bank BUT you do have to be a member to order supplies

* Supply drop off hours and "Supply Bank" hours are listed above, and will not operate during any other hours, or on any other day, then that which is listed above.

* Your Supply Bank card, containing how many points you have, will be kept on file at the gallery, and will be signed by yourself and a gallery representative after each use.

* When using the supply bank, you're accessing the supplies made available through donation, and other people involved in the supply bank, supplies will be limited to what is provided, if we have a small amount of a certain item, there will be limits placed on how many you can take of that item (that way everyone has a chance for the item).

Ace Series 2

ACE is a summer-time, youth-initiated program for high school students interested in arts & culture

Membership: $50
What do YOU get out of it?

 Portfolio building (especially important for those thinking of studying art at the post-secondary level)
 Access to studio space in the Capitol Centre
 Free membership in the WKP Kennedy Supply Cooperative, which allows you to order supplies through the gallery at an education discount price
 Free membership in the WKP Kennedy Supply Bank – trade your unused art supplies for materials you need
 Volunteer hours

Monday, February 23, 2009

We have a new name

Due to the new make-over, Little Shop just isn't a very fitting title for the gallery's gift shop. So the new name, as simple as it sounds is "The Kennedy Gallery Gift Shop" or Gallery Gift Shop . We hope you'll show as much support to the newly named and fine looking shop, as you had in the past!

See you in the gift shop soon!