Art Lending

You have walls – we have art to fill them! BAC’s Art Lending program puts fine contemporary works of art in your offices, lobbies, and treatment rooms. Having something beautiful to look at can make a potentially stressful experience far easier for your patients; it also enriches the day-to-day lives of your staff members.

How Art Lending works

Art Lending is available to BAC Business Members with annual memberships at the $1,000 or $5,000 level.

At $5,000, a Patron Business Member will receive five works of art for no charge, every six months for one year. In addition, a Patron Business Member may also rent works of art and will receive a 10% discount on any purchase. All employees of the Patron Business Member will also receive 10% of any purchases in the Gallery.

Art Rental, Peninsula Cancer Care CenterAt $1,000, a Supporting Business Member may rent works of art for two six-month periods. All employees of the Supporting Business Member will also receive 10% of any purchases in the Gallery.

The cost of art lending is as follows:

  • 22.5% of the retail purchase price for works priced under $1,000.
  • 15% of the retail purchase price for works priced at $1,000 or more (half of the rental fee goes directly to the artist).

The average cost of renting a work of art is $150 for six-month period, a terrific value.


  • All selected works of art will be transported and installed by BAC.
  • All works of art will continue to be available for purchase and should a sale occur, BAC will make every effort to replace the work as soon as possible.

Community benefit

Your participation in Art Lending gives much-needed exposure and income to local and regional artists and helps support BAC’s community programs and services. A few examples:

  • Art in the Lobby and Art After 60 improve the lives of senior citizens and people in hospitals by giving them the experience of making art.
  • Annual grants to art teachers fill the art funding gap.
  • Annual student art shows and art scholarships nurture young artists’ talent and drive.
  • Free monthly gallery talks and demos give people close, personal access to artists as they work.

Other ways to become involved

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Nancy Reithaar, Great Blue Heron No. 7 (detail). Monotype and collage. Image courtesy of Art & Soul.

Art rental at Peninsula Cancer Care Center. Gallery photos.