Call for submissions
Christmas Exhibition 2017
A Winter's Tale
22nd November - 6th January
The Upstairs Gallery would like to invite artists across the creative disciplines to explore the theme ‘A Winter’s Tale’ We are looking for contemporary and innovative interpretations of the theme, for wall-hung - painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media, textiles, photography as well as 3D work. We are also looking for exhibitors for our display cabinets and shelves, suitable for smaller work, e.g. jewellery, ceramics etc. Please email the gallery for more information.
Our criteria for selection includes: creative interpretation, artistic integrity, quality of execution, and quality of presentation. We will also consider how the work fits together as a whole with other submissions (both aesthetically and in terms of space/weight balance)
All work is expected to be offered for sale unless otherwise agreed.
Artists wishing to submit work are requested to email jpeg images of up to 3 works to the gallery email -: firstname.lastname@example.org (attn. A Winter’s Tale) by November 2nd 2017. Artists will be informed of the gallery’s decision by Friday November 10th 2017
Please title your jpeg images with your name followed by the title of the work. Please list the works you are submitting in the email with the medium, price (including the gallery commission) and size of each work. If you would like to make a short artists statement about the work please do so.
A display fee of £10 per piece will be charged for pieces with largest dimension up to 50cms. There will be a charge of £15 for those pieces with sizes over 50cms.
3D artworks will be displayed on a shelf/plinth and the cost will be £30 for a selection of 3D pieces, similar to the submission images, to fit the dimensions. Shelf – 75 X 30 x 35cms (height space between shelves). Plinth – approx. 60 X 50cm
The gallery will take a 24% commission on any sale. Accepted Wall hung artists will also be permitted to sell 2 pieces of browser work (along similar lines to their exhibited pieces) and All artists can bring up to 10 hand-made greeting cards.
Jpeg submissions: November 2nd 2017
Decision by Gallery: November 10th 2017
Delivery of ‘Wall hung’ Artwork: Monday November 20th 2017, 10am - 12midday
Delivery of ‘shelf display’ Artwork: Tuesday November 21st 2017 , 10am - 12midday
Exhibition opens November 22nd 2017 10am
Collection of work from the gallery: Saturday January 6th 2018 2-4pm
Please make sure you read the Terms and Conditions below.
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