About Us

BACKGROUND OF THE GALLERY

 

The Art House Gallery was founded in 2011 as The Art House Studio in Chicago, IL by mid-career artist Rebecca George. During the first 7 years, The Art House had locations in Logan Square on Milwaukee Ave., in Avondale on Albany Ave. and in Old Irving Park on Irving Park Rd. The Studio housed artist work space, advanced level classes on painting, drawing, printmaking and color theory, and held widely attended curated exhibitions on a quarterly basis. In 2019, CEO and Founder Rebecca George relocated to the Michigan woods, fulfilling a lifelong dream of living and painting in the forest. Several of the artists that comprised the community at The Art House also relocated in recent years, making it a natural transition from a brick and mortar organization to an online one, focusing solely on curated exhibitions, auctions and facilitation of artist/collector relationships. The Art House Gallery continues as an artist-run organization. Our ethos manifests in many ways, including represented artists receiving 100% of their sales, resulting in zero mark-up for the collector, and inclusion in curatorial opportunities, resulting in an engaged and productive community. For artists not represented by The Art House Gallery, juried open calls for online exclusive exhibitions create the opportunity for us to introduce represented and non-represented artists alike to interested collectors on a worldwide basis.

 

NO COMMISSION = NO MARK UP

 

As an artist-run gallery since 2011, our emphasis is on collaborating with high quality professional visual artists and offering a vetted and curated selection of their best works at a wide range of price points. The Art House Gallery does not take a commission of artist sales, allowing us to connect you with an experience very similar to buying straight from the studio of your favorite artist: their prices are not marked up by the Gallery, their studio process is revealed in the “Behind the Scenes” section of represented artist's profiles and the work is shipped from the artist’s studio to you. Additionally, you can contact artists directly through The Art House Gallery website to obtain information about their process and the significance of individual works. 

 

At The Art House Gallery, we invite you “Behind the Scenes” of finished work to share pieces in progress, recent action in the studio and the artists themselves, talking about their work in a Studio Visit video. Do you have questions or comments about that individual artist's work or process? A contact form located on the Behind the Scenes page shares your inquiry directly with the artist who's work you are interested in. Non-represented artists participating in juried online exhibits include a contact link on the individual artwork's page. This allows viewers an easy way to reach out to that artist and inquire about the work on exhibit.

 

COLLECTOR-ARTIST RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE PROTECTIONS OF A GALLERY

 

Building relationships with artists can be one of the most rewarding aspects of collecting their work. The Art House Gallery captures the experience of buying direct from the artist with all the quality assurances and protections of a formal gallery:

  • All artwork on the site has been vetted and curated--artwork sold through The Art House Gallery is guaranteed to be original and unique (no prints or copies have been made or will ever be made).
  • The Art House Gallery does not take a commission of artist sales.
  • All artworks sold through the gallery are covered by the TERMS OF USE and RETURN POLICY of The Art House Gallery.
  • Artwork purchased through the gallery will be professionally packed and shipped to your specified address within 7 business days of your cleared payment.
  • Quality customer service support for any issue that may arise is available through email at Rebecca@thearthouse.us or by phone at 312/914.1596.

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: PURCHASE PROTECTIONS, COLLECTOR ADVICE AND QUALITY ASSURANCE GUARANTEES

 

Discuss your questions with The Art House Gallery Curator and CEO Rebecca George:

  • How to build your collection
  • Inquiries about how individual artworks are priced
  • Advice on hanging your new acquisition--including location and framing options (if frame is not included)

 

THE ART HOUSE GALLERY STAFF

 

Rebecca George

Curator/CEO The Art House Gallery

Rebecca@thearthouse.us

 

 

 

 

Kristen Beaulieu

Art Critic

Kristen@thearthouse.us