You have walls – we have art to fill them! BAC’s Art Rental 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 Rental works
Art Rental 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.
The cost of art rental 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 rented works of art will be transported and hung 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.
Your participation in Art Rental 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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Luke Tornatzky, South Pacific Squalls 2, 2012 (detail). Oil on panel. Image courtesy of the artist.
Art rental at Peninsula Cancer Care Center. Gallery photos.