The Upfront Open Exhibition for 2017 welcomes entries from all artists. The purpose of the show is to exhibit a wealth and wide cross section of artistic talent. The panel of judges choose an eclectic mix of work in various media and styles, both 2D and 3D. The exhibition displays around 100 selected works in our various gallery spaces.
The "Open Exhibition" is totally self-funded. Entry fees create a budget to stage and advertise the exhibition, to hold a preview evening and to award cash prizes.
There will be a First Prize of £1,000 plus other prize categories to be decided by the judges, according to the number of entries and the cross section of work submitted.
Artists are invited to submit up to 3 pieces of work. The on-line entry form below must be submitted. An entry fee of £25 must be paid at the same time by following the PayPal link (which will also have the choice to pay by card if you do not have a PayPal account). Any other form of payment must be discussed with the gallery. All work submitted must be available for sale and have been produced during 2015 & 2016. The selling price must be set to include the Gallery commission, which is 40% of the selling price.
For more information about the Open Exhibition please download the terms & requirements.
Images of work must be emailed to the gallery (email@example.com) as a jpeg, about 300dpi, at least 1,000 x 1,000 pixels, and no larger than 1MB. All emails will be acknowledged as safely received. Two images of one work may be submitted, if required, to show the texture, surface or form of the work from a different angle. All images must be labelled with the artists surname first, followed by initials, title of the work, medium and size. The labelling of all images as specified is crucial for viewing by judges, so that they can be identified when transferred via computer and also so that they can be matched to application forms. Images that are labelled incorrectly will not be accepted.
Entry forms and images must be received no later than midnight 31st December.