the cooperative

Chartreuse is a co-operative art gallery, jointly owned and operated by all its members. Members contribute their time and talent to all aspects of running the gallery. This includes staffing the gallery, designing and building the display space, running the business, public relations, organizing open houses and guest artist exhibitions. You name it, we do it, oh and the art too!

12 years of local art

We celebrated our 12 year anniversary of bringing local art to the community in November. Thank you for your support throughout the years!

mailing list

We send out open house invitations and other local art news to customers on our mailing list. If you’d like to be on our mailing list, please subscribe here. We will not use your email address for any other purpose.

membership application

Artists residing within 50 miles of St Joseph, Michigan, are welcome to apply for membership. Applications are reviewed when received, but applicants will only be accepted for membership when there is an opening for their medium of work.

New artists pay a one time initiation fee plus the first month's rent. All members pay a monthly rental fee as well as a percentage of the sale of their artwork. Members are required to gallery-sit an average of 12 hours per month, usually a total of three 4-hour shifts. Members are also required to participate in the running of the business.

Applications are accepted VIA EMAIL ONLY. Applications and artwork are not accepted at the gallery. Please type "artist application" in the subject line.


Email the following information and attachments to

1. Your name, address, email, and contact number

2. Primary medium

3. Describe any training or experience you have relating to creating and selling art.

4. Are you currently selling / exhibiting your work in the area? If yes where.

5. Please note any other skills, talents, abilities you possess that you feel can benefit the co-op, i.e., retail experience, marketing, networking, merchandising, etc.

6. What days/ times will you be available to work in the gallery? Best days / mornings or afternoon.

7. Your Artist Statement and Resume

8. 3-4 images of your current work

art around town

Check out our local ART friends. You will want to visit them when you visit us!