ANYTHING BUT PAINT - Open Call

Deadline: 07/08/2022  |  Published: 25/06/2022  |  Venue: Fronteer Gallery  |  City: Sheffield  |  Region: South Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fronteer Art

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Fronteer Gallery are looking to put together an exhibition of artwork made from any medium except paint.

Fronteer Gallery are looking for work made from any medium EXCEPT paint, which will be held in our basement exhibition space.

Work can be wall mounted or sculptural, and can be made from any medium except traditional paints. We regret that we are unable to accept audio or video works. The exhibition will be in contrast to the exhibition we have in our main gallery space which will feature only paint based works.

Work should be no bigger than 40 x 40cm, although it can be smaller and any shape, and does not need to be framed. 3D work should be able to stand on a 30x30 plinth or smaller.

Artists are invited to submit 1 piece of work for the exhibition. You may provide a short description of no more than 150 words, but this will not be displayed alongside the work.

The exhibition will run from 23rd September – 21st October 2022.

The gallery is open Wednesdays-Saturdays 10-3.

Artists from all backgrounds are invited to submit ONE piece of work each. It is free to apply with only successful artists paying a fee of £20.

In return for your fee, you will get a private view evening with free drinks which you are welcome to bring friends and family along to, and promotion of the exhibition online through social media posts.

The submission deadline is 7th August 2022 and successful artists will be contacted by 12th August.

Successful artists are welcome to send their work by post. Please note that it can only be sent using Royal Mail, and must the fit dimensions for a Royal Mail medium parcel (61x46x46cm). Only Royal Mail delivery personnel have access to the building where the post will be sent to. We cannot accept work sent by courier, including Parcelforce. Please note that the postal address is not the same as the gallery address. We have a limited window for work to be sent to us by post, and all work sent by post should be sent between 26th August – 7th September and must reach us not later than 8th September 2022.

Artists are also welcome to deliver work in person to the gallery during gallery on Friday 19th or Saturday 20th August ONLY. Any work which is too big to be sent as a Royal Mail medium parcel must be delivered in person.

If you have any issues with these dates or parcel sizes please contact us before applying.

Successful artists should pay their £20 fee by 8th September 2022.

Work can be offered for sale during the exhibition, and there is a commission charge of 10%.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

How to Submit

Wall Mounted work

Artists are invited to submit one piece of work no bigger than 40cm across any one side for wall mounted work. This includes any frames or mounts. Work can be smaller and any dimension, as long as it is less than 40 x 40cm. All work should be ready to hang and can be framed or unframed, although all work should be light enough to be held in place with Command Strips. You may submit up to 3 images of your piece of work.

Sculpture and 3-D

3-D and sculptural work that does not hang on the wall should be able to fit onto a 30 x 30 plinth. All work should be ready to display.

Work in this exhibition will be left unattended with no invigilation. The gallery will be staffed at all times when open to the public, although gallery staff will be upstairs in the main gallery space.

Work should be collected from the gallery from Wednesday 26th October. If you would like your work returning to you by post please be aware that we charge a fee which includes a £4 handling fee and 2nd Class signed for postage. Larger parcels can be returned through Parcelforce and will be sent Express 48. Couriers cannot collect your work from the gallery and we do not print postage labels. If work is small enough you are welcome to include a stamped addressed envelope for return postage which will incur no further charge.

All work must be complete at the time of submission. Any work which varies from the original piece submitted may be rejected. If you wish to submit any form of print, it will be your responsibility to print it off and prepare it for exhibition before delivering it to us.

Thank you and good luck!

Michael and Sharon (The Fronteer Team)

 

Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any UK based artist.
When is the deadline?
7th August 2022.
How many works can I submit?
1 per artist.
When is the delivery date?
19th or 20th August.
When do I need to collect my work?
From 26th October onwards
How much does it cost?
It is free to submit with successful artists paying a £20 fee
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes, Thursday 29th Sept 6-7.30.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Wednesdays - Saturdays 10-3
Does the location have disabled access?
No, unfortunately there is no disabled access to the basement exhibition space.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be contacted by 12th August.

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