(PLEASE NOTE REVISED SHIPPING POLICIES LISTED BELOW)
gallery is an outgrowth of my passion for collecting and studying
contemporary self-taught/folk/outsider/vernacular art. I found this
work, with its immediacy, inventiveness, and singular power, being
made outside of an academy or career track, to be a source of renewal
and revelation after two years of graduate study in poetry at the
University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. Though a relative newcomer
to the field, I count many veteran dealers and collectors as friends,
mentors, and clients, and share their same concerns for, and love
of, authenticity and formal beauty.
Gallery exists here on the site, and in the home I share with my
wife Pamela and two children in Nashville, Tennessee. I am also
a musician and songwriter; click here
for a look at the "other life". I often supplement my
tour schedule with visits to local artists wherever I'm traveling.
for your interest.
We are open by appointment only--please call ahead if you are traveling
through Nashville, and we'll make every effort to be here for you.
METHODS: We accept credit cards directly, via phone or email; cash, check, or
money order are also accepted. Installments are welcome on items priced over
$500; 3 payments over a 90-day span is the usual format. PLEASE
NOTE: With the exception of layaways, items are held for a maximum
of 7 days in lieu of payment, unless other arrangements are made.
(PLEASE NOTE REVISED SHIPPING POLICIES): At the gallery's discretion, we will require that large, fragile, or extremely valuable items be crated and shipped via freight service (we use Craters & Freighters). Other items will either 1) be packed for shipment in-house and sent via USPS, UPS, or FedEx, or 2) buyer will be referred to a local pack/ship service such as the UPS Store; gallery will facilitate delivery of item to such vendor. For all of the above options, Gordon Gallery is NOT LIABLE for purchased items once they are tendered to a packaging and/or shipping service agreed to by the buyer. Buyer is solely responsible for filing and settlement of claims in the rare and unfortunate event of damage or loss.
Full refund (minus shipping charges)if item is returned within a
week of delivery, in original condition. Store credit given if returned 7-30 days after
delivery. No returns after 30 days. Purchaser pays return shipping;
item must be returned in original condition. No shipping charges are refundable.
Please contact me if you have work by a gallery artist (or by someone
similar) that you would like to sell. I offer a reasonable, straightforward
policy on consignments.
SUBMISSIONS: First of all, THANK YOU for your interest. Though I
consider it a vital mission of the gallery to remain open to new
work, most of the inquiries we receive seem to come from folks who
probably haven't looked at the inventory here. Please look closely
at what I am offering--most of it is "old school", hardcore
work, done by a generation of people who didn't or don't have access
to contemporary technology like cell phones or computers. Not that
there's anything wrong with those things . . . it's a specialization,
not a prejudice. Also, most of the artists whose work I carry are
established in the field--breaking a new artist requires more resources,
energy, and time than I have at this point. Please contact us before
sending JPEGs, etc.; I am usually happy to take a look--if it's
not for us, sometimes I can recommend another, more suitable gallery.