Dairy Arts Center

Information for Exhibiting Artists

So you're exhibiting with the Dairy Arts Center....

Find resources below that will help you prepare for exhibition. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions, concerns, or snags along the way. 

The Galleries

McMahon Gallery

The largest gallery that is housed at The Dairy, the McMahon Gallery is a 1023 sqft traditional white box space with a gray concrete floor. This gallery is locked during closed hours and is best for fragile works, participatory works, works shown directly on the floor, large sculptures, installations, projection/new media, and any content that contains nudity or is rated 13+

MacMillan Family Lobby

Our most prominent gallery space,  the MacMillan Family wall is a 283 sqft display space in the middle of The Dairy’s lobby space, leading into our Gordon Gamm Theater. This space is great for artists wanting to explore height in their work. This exhibition space is best for 2D works, works on shelves, or monitors with headphones. Sculpture can be explored within the lobby space as well, depending on rental needs. 


27′ of useable exhibition space (entire wall is 28′ 7″ but obscured by entrance to Gordon Theater)

10′ 5″ wall height (floor molding to bottom of gallery signage)

Polly Addison Gallery

Drenched in natural light, the Polly Addison Gallery leads patrons straight to our Boedecker Cinema and boasts 290 sqft of exhibition space. This gallery is perfect for works on shelves, sculptural wall objects, 2D works without glass, magnet hung prints, monitors with headphones, or murals. No work may be shown on pedestals in this location. 


29′ 3″ edge to edge, usable wall space

10′ 5″ usable wall height (measured from top of floor molding to bottom of gallery signage)

Hand Rudy Gallery

An active thoroughfare, the Hand Rudy Gallery serves as a complex display space as well as a hallway for patrons of the Dairy. This is our most heavily trafficked gallery space with 592 sqft of exhibition space. This gallery is perfect for 2D works of all types, monitors, as well as projected media and suspended installation. Works that need close observation or speak in relation to each other function wonderfully here. No work may be shown on pedestals in this location. 


40′ 5″ eastern wall (opposite McMahon Gallery)

34′ 5″ western wall (opposite Grace Gamm Theater)

98″ usable wall height (measured from top of floor molding to bottom of gallery signage)

TO DO: Exhibition Deliverables

Please prepare the following documents and email to drew@thedairy.org :

  • Fill out the contact form below
  • Artist Bio
  • Brief Exhibition Summary (2-3 sentences for marketing purposes)
  • Exhibition Statement (longer statement on display with exhibition)
  • Inventory of Exhibited Works (include Title, Size, Medium, Date, Price/Insurance Value)
  • 2-3 high resolution images for marketing (details work too!)
  • Completed W-9 (download here)

Exhibition Contact Form

Basic information collected for exhibiting artists

Name as you would like it displayed
Mailing Address(Required)
Used to generate Exhibition Agreement
Please include best contact name at your gallery as well as their contact information. (This will be the person that will also sign the contract)
Artist website or portfolio (If you don't have this available, where should audience go to see more of your work?)
Please include any links where our audience can find you (Instagram, Facebook, Vimeo, Twitter, SoundCloud, etc)

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

If you have a question about an event please contact the presenting arts organization. For films, Dairy Presents and all other questions contact the Box Office at 303.440.7826