Artizan 2018 Winter Open

Deadline: 09/11/2018  |  Published: 24/10/2018  |  Venue: Artizan Gallery  |  City: Torquay  |  Region: Devon  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Artizan Gallery

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It’s confirmed, we’re back and we’ve not got much time! The Artizan Winter Open is officially here, and we’ve got the privilege for the second time in 2018 of being sponsored by the Edinburgh House Estates team and the Fleet Walk Management Group. As such, for our annual festive show, we’re back on the high street!

About the Venue

For those who are not aware, we secured a large unit on the lower level of Fleet Walk over the Summer for use as a “pop up” venue and it is this same venue we’ll be hosting our Winter Open from. The space is towards the harbour situated amongst other occupied high street premises including high end retailers and lifestyle brands. We’ll be running the space as a “pop-up” with access until the end of 2018. As we were in there over the Summer, the space is fully ready to go, now all we need, is your submissions!

About the Opportunity 

This is a great opportunity to display multiple artists’ during the festive season and we will be seeking submissions from artists across the South West and beyond to take part. We anticipate that this will be another major event on Torbay’s Cultural Calendar, rounding off an exceptional year for visual arts on the English Riviera. Once again, we’re at the heart of the town centre, in a prime position to recognise the importance of our local creative talent.

As before, we’ll also be inviting national and international artists to submit work, welcoming creatives from further afield into the Bay to demonstrate its value as a place to show and exhibit.


The exhibition is a completely open show, however, there will be the following three groupings:

English Riviera UNESCO Global Geopark

We recently became an Associate Partner of the English Riviera Geopark and will be working to celebrate the unique importance of this recognition for Torbay. Works which reflect on the sites and landscapes of significant geological significance which comprise our Geopark will be welcomed in this category. For more information on the Geopark visit Artists who submit under this category will also have the chance to be selected as Geopark artists. For more on our work with Geopark artists and examples of previously selected Geopark work visit If you are an international artist, we are also interested to hear from creatives influenced by other worldwide geoparks.

Under £300

As simple as it sounds, works under £300 including commission will fall into this affordable category.

Work outside of these categories

All other work can be submitted outside of these categories as part of the general open.

Works can only appear in one of these categories.


With limited time we’re going to be selecting works on a slightly different basis. Submissions will be confirmed on a rolling basis reviewed by a panel at the end of each week between now and the launch of the exhibition. Reviewed work will be based on a weekly cut off every Friday at midnight, with a weekend review by the Artizan team and a different guest judge joining each week.

Exhibition Details

Exhibition Dates: 20th November – 24th December

Artist Preview: TBC (Around 20th November)

Opening Hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:00 // Sunday 11:00-16:00

Call Details

Deadline for Submissions: November 9th Midnight

Confirmation of Success: Rolling

Delivery of Work: Works can be delivered after selection with a final deadline of November 13th. Work must be delivered to the venue on Fleet Walk. Until the start of the Winter Open we will be running the space on flexible opening hours so it is essential that you book your delivery window with us.

Collection of Work: Work will be available for collection in January 2019. Dates TBC.


Artists may submit up to 6 pieces for consideration.

Artists may submit 2D or 3D works to the show.

Successful artists may be invited to display browser pieces at our discretion.

 For a submission to be valid we require:

  • A completed submission form
  • A signed copy of the Terms and Conditions
  • Accurate calculation and payment of full fee

2D Works

2D works will be no more than 80x80cm. However, works larger than this will be considered as two pieces and will be charged as such.

All works must be framed to a high standard and mounted with d-rings for display.

Half width canvases must be presented in a box frame.

Special display arrangements may be made but any requirements must be made known at the time of submission.

3D Works

3D works will stand no taller than 100cm high and have a footprint of no wider than 60x60cm.

Please note that for security 3D works will be displayed in the rear half of the space to minimise the risk of theft.

We cannot accept submissions of jewellery to the exhibition.

Fees and Sales

A low rate of 30% commission will apply to any sales.

All accepted work will be listed on a dedicated exhibition page on our sister site for sale online.

Payments for sales will be made within 30 days of the close of the exhibition.

Conditions of Entry

Full terms and conditions can be found at the end of the Submission Form:

Pieces cannot be sold elsewhere whilst they’re on display in the exhibition. If your piece does sell elsewhere it will be subject to our commission.

Artists must complete the submission form in full.

Artists must agree to our Terms and Conditions.

Artist must accurately calculate and pay their submission fee in full to be considered for acceptance to the exhibition.

Works cannot be removed during the exhibition unless sold.

Sold works may be replaced for pieces of a similar size and style at the discretion of the Artizan team.

All participating artists are expected to play an active role in the promotion of the exhibition.

Submission Fees

Submission fees must be paid for your work to be considered for the exhibition. Anyone who submits works to the exhibition is entitled to a reduced membership on Arthub which if they take advantage of entitles them to the associated fee bracket below:

Standard Submission

First Piece: £20

Second Piece: £5

Third Piece: £5

Fourth Piece: £5

Fifth Piece: £5

Sixth Piece: £5

Arthub Standard Member

First Piece: £15

Second Piece: £5

Third Piece: £5

Fourth Piece: £5

Fifth Piece: £5

Sixth Piece: Free

Associated Art Society

First Piece: £15

Second Piece: £5

Third Piece: £5

Fourth Piece: £5

Fifth Piece: £5

Sixth Piece: Free

Young Person (under 21)

First Piece: £10

Second Piece: Free

Third Piece: Free

Fourth Piece: £5

Fifth Piece: £5

Sixth Piece: £5

Arthub Offer

Subscribe to Art-Hub for an Artist Profile Page worth £30 pa for £10.

Subscribe to an E-Commerce page with Artist Profile worth £150 pa for £65.


Contact the curator
Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Anyone is eligible for this opportunity and we encourage artists of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to submit work.
When is the deadline?
The deadline for submissions is midnight 9th November.
How many works can I submit?
You can submit a maximum of 6 works.
When is the delivery date?
We will aim to be as flexible as possible with delivery and drop-off of work. If you feel the below details may prevent you from applying, please get in touch with us for assistance.

The final deadline for delivery of work is November 13th.
When do I need to collect my work?
We will aim to be as flexible as possible with delivery and drop-off of work. If you feel the below details may prevent you from applying, please get in touch with us for assistance.

Collection of works will be in the New Year.
How much does it cost?
Fees vary but start from as little as £10. For full details please see the opportunity description.
Are there payments to artists?
Artists will have the ability to sell their work. Commission of 30% is taken on all sales with a percentage of this donated to Artizan charities and causes.
Is there a private view / opening?
There will be an Artist Preview event, the date of which is to be confirmed.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Monday-Saturday 10:00-17:00 // Sunday 11:00-16:00
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Extensive promotion is carried out as part of the exhibition across a broad range of online, social and print platforms. We welcome enquiries if you require more information.
Do I need to be present?
Unless you have agreed to steward via an associated art society, you do not need to steward at this event. However, all artists are encouraged to attend the preview event and any stewarding will be promoted as a chance to meet the artist.
How do you decide on submissions?
Submissions are judged by the Artizan Team and judges from associated art societies.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
If you're submission is accepted you will be required to meet all dates in the call. You will receive an artists pack with full details of your responsibilities and how to support the exhibition.
What kind of works are you looking for?
This is an unthemed open and any works can be submitted.
Are there conditions of entry?
Full Terms and Conditions can be found here:
How do I pay my fee?
Fees are payable in cash in person at Artizan Gallery, by cheque, or via BACs:

Name on Account: Artizan
Bank: Lloyds Bank
Sort Code: 772918
Account Number: 38546760
(please reference your payment with your initials plus the number of pieces e.g JB5)

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