The 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.
Gordon Gallery exists here on the site, and in the home I share with my family 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, collectors, and clients wherever I'm traveling.
Thanks for your interest.
POLICIES AND GUIDELINES:
HOURS: 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.
PAYMENT METHODS: We accept credit cards directly, via phone, email, PayPal, or Venmo; 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.
SHIPPING: (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.
RETURNS: 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.
CONSIGNMENTS: 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.
ARTIST 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, made by 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.
Our mailing address, for payments and other correspondence:
P.O. Box 60493
Nashville, TN 37206