Part gallery and part retail shop, The Real Mother Goose Gallery features over 1,000 American artist’s creations in jewelry, woodworking, furniture, glass, ceramics and clothing.
Since starting their business in 1971, they’ve expanded to two Portland, Oregon locations, including a large retail space at the Portland Oregon International Airport .
They also have a second location, with a total of over 10,000 square feet of retail gallery space for contemporary fine American craft items by more than 1,000 professional artists, designers and craftspeople from across the United States and Canada.
Some of the fine craft items in their store are there on consignment and some art items are purchased outright from the artists.
If you are interested in participating in their artist selection process, visit one of their galleries or carefully browse their collections on their website to be sure your work matches the style and quality they represent.
If you have questions, find contact details here.
Submissions from prospective new artists are evaluated using many criteria including:
- Quality of design, materials and craftsmanship
- Availability of display space for the work
- Conformity with our current merchandising focus
- Pricing and salability
- Ability to maintain consistent production
You are welcome to send a few samples of small items. Samples must be picked up within 5 days of our notification of the committee’s decision. If you ship samples you must include a check for return postage.
Many opportunities are cross-overs, such as this one–which could be listed as a gallery or a shop. We consider artist’s needs as we add venues to our resources for artists– all art gallery opportunities listed in the International Art Gallery Directory e-list here and here. Shops and art sales venues are listed here and here.