EUREKA FINE ART GALLERY is unique in that eight artists are co-owners who share the creative and operational duties of the gallery. Artists Barbara Robinson, Drew Gentle, Charles Pierce, Ernie Kilman, Denise Ryan, Larry Mansker, John Willer and John Rankine are established Eureka Springs artist who got together to form this artist coalition.
The gallery, which was established on Main St. in Eureka Springs, moved to upper Spring St. All the artists are responsible for keeping the gallery going. The gallery wall space is divided equally among its members and each artist is responsible for working one day a week at the gallery. This allows the artists to spend more time in the studio working and have total control of what they want to have on display to the public. All have their strengths and lend something to the co-operative, whether its book keeping, social media skills. working a hammer or writing a press release.
Once a month the artists sit down together to discuss ideas about marketing, increasing web traffic flow, advertising, finances, etc. There are moments of heated discussion, but generally everyone likes and respects one another and their opinions, but it is a majority rule set up.