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Open Exhibition 2019

 Tim, Carroll, swindon, art, waiting, roomOur Open Exhibition is an excellent opportunity for artists to demonstrate and showcase their artistic skills and creative vision and exhibit their work in a prestigious gallery environment.  It is also an ideal way to celebrate the rich and diverse skills of local and regional artists with a wider audience.

Please find below all information required before submitting your entry on our online system. Sorry, we can only accept online entries.

 

Submissions

Submissions must be received by 11am, Thursday 24 October 2019.

All submissions must be made online along with payment. Please complete all sections of the form. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Artists may submit a maximum of three works. All works must be originals.

Submissions must include a high resolution image of the work (minimum 1000pxl) and be sent digitally along with the application – poor quality images will not be judged.

All selected work will be shown within the Swindon Art Gallery and should be appropriate in content for a family audience. If subject matter is not appropriate for a family audience, it will not be judged.

Fees for entry are: 1 entry = £10, 2 entries = £15, 3 entries = £20.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

Selected works must remain in the Gallery on display during the whole period of the exhibition (from day of public opening through to day of closing).

All work must be available for purchase. The purchase price provided on the application form must include any framing and commission of 30%. You cannot amend the price of the work once judging has taken place so please make sure you price your work accordingly.

Should your work(s) be selected, all work(s) must be wall mountable and should be fixed with mirror plates.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage to exhibits while on display. Exhibitors should make their own insurance arrangements if required and will be responsible for their own public liability insurance.

Please note we cannot accept any free standing work.

Swindon Museum and Art Gallery reserve the right to refuse certain media on safety grounds.

Work must match the submitted image or it will be disqualified.


Judging

Submissions are judged by an independent panel to ensure the best range and quality of work is displayed. The judging panel’s decisions are final and due to the number of applications received, feedback for unsuccessful applicants will not be available.

Judging will take place on Monday 28 October.

 

Successful artists

Successful artist will be listed on our website and contacted by email as soon as possible after judging has completed. 

 

Prizes

Sponsored prizes will be presented at the Private View on Tuesday 19 November, 6.30pm.

Prizes: icanFRAME £100 voucher, Friends of Swindon Museum & Art Gallery £100
 

People's Choice Award

New for 2019, there will be a People’s Choice Award chosen by the public. Voting will take place during the exhibition and the winner will be announced after the exhibition closes. The winner will receive a £50 gift voucher from Oink Gallery.

 

Delivery of work

If your work(s) are successfully selected for the exhibition, work(s) must be delivered on Wednesday 13 November between 11.30am and 3.30pm to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery, within a specific timeslot. You will be notified by email of your timeslot.

Work must be unpacked and checked when it is delivered to the Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and a receipt of submission/deposit completed by both Swindon Museum and Art Gallery and the Artist.

Packing material(s) must be taken away with you once work has been unpacked. We cannot store packing materials and any materials left behind will be disposed of by Museum staff.

Please affix a label to the back of the work(s) and include Artist name, medium, title and full price of work including commission and frame. We will not accept works that are not labelled correctly.


Collection of work

Collection of unsold work will be on Monday 6 January.  Timeslots will be given for collection.  Sorry, but we are unable to post back any unsold work.

Late collections of work are subject to a charge of £5 per work, and £5 for each additional week not collected.

Please bring your submission/deposit receipt when collecting unsold work.

Please note that unsold work will not be packed in advance of collection.  This is so the Artist may check the work(s) before removing from the Gallery.  You will need to bring your own packing materials and pack your work onsite.

 

Private View

A Private View will take place on Tuesday 19 November, 6pm – 8pm.

Please do join us! There will be a paid bar at this event.

 

Works sold & commission

Payment for sold works will be made to Swindon Museum and Art Gallery. At the end of the exhibition, artists who sold work will be contacted and asked to invoice Swindon Museum and Art Gallery.

Artists are responsible for payment of their own VAT, if VAT registered.

Please remember we take commision of 30% of any works sold.

 

Supported By: IcanFrame and Friends of Swindon Museum and Art Gallery