English Riviera Winter Open 2020

Deadline: 24/10/2020  |  Published: 06/10/2020  |  Venue: Artizan Collective Gallery, Unit 5, Fleet Walk, 74 Fleet St, Torquay TQ2 5EB  |  City: Torquay  |  Region: Devon  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Artizan Gallery

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English Riviera Winter Open Exhibition | A Port In a Storm for Devon's Visual Arts

Given continued uncertainty we’re taking the big step to support visual arts in South Devon by making submissions to this years’ English Riviera Winter Open exhibition absolutely free. All submitting artists will be able to offer up to five works for selection at no charge regardless of success.

About the Event

Our annual winter open show has welcomed hundreds of Devon artists since it first started in 2017 as well as receiving international entries and sales. For the last two events, hosted at the Artizan Collective Gallery on Fleet Walk, we’ve seen submissions, audiences and sales increase year on year, and we want 2020 to be no different despite the unusual times.

Running over six weeks and inviting the submission of greetings cards and other affordable works, we hope the exhibition will continue it’s popularity with audiences, and with the anticipation of a busy Winter “staycation” season, also welcome new visitors to experience this exciting annual show.

Submissions

Submissions are invited on a selective basis, see below for full details of deadlines, fees, and criteria.

General Information

  • Each artist can submit up to 5 works for selection
  • Works will either be selected (these will be guaranteed to hang) reserved (these will be requested for delivery and stored on the gallery floor for viewings; they may also be hung) or unsuccessful (these will not be displayed).
  • Each artist will be asked to submit a postcard donation, see details below.
  • A completed submission consists of a fully completed booking form and provision of work images.
  • This is a selective exhibition; entry is not guaranteed at the point of submission.
  • Full exhibition terms and conditions can be found at https://bit.ly/3iq9XmI


2D Submissions

  • A single submission is any work up to 60x60cm inclusive of framing
  • Any work with a dimension greater than 60cm and less than 120cm in any direction will be considered as two submissions (for example, if you have works which are 80x50cm you could submit a maximum of two within the five work limit)
  • Work with a dimension greater than 120cm may be considered but you should contact the gallery before submitting work.
  • All framing should be completed to a standard sufficient for exhibition (see terms and conditions for full details). If your work falls outside of these requirements but you feel is suitably presented for exhibition you should enquire to the gallery before making your submission.


3D Submissions

  • A single submission is:
    • An individual piece not exceeding 40cm in any direction or…
    • A series of similar works where each individual work does not exceed 20cm in any two dimensions (for example if you are a ceramicist producing a specific series of bowls/mugs etc.). Depending on the size of works between 3 and 8 individual pieces will be accepted and considered as one submission.
  • A double submission is:
    • An individual piece exceeding 40cm in any direction or…
    • A floor standing work
  • Additional display conditions for 3D work:
    • Jewellery and small items should be provided with secure display equipment and artists should consult with the gallery to ensure they are making sufficient provisions prior to submission.
    • A 3D work that is wall display should be submitted as a 2D Work
    • Where specific display equipment is required this must be specified 
    • You may be requested to supply plinths or make additional provisions for display of your work where these are non-standard
    • Any artist wishing to submit work exceeding a footprint of 60cm2 should contact the gallery prior to submission

 

Postcard Work Donation

All selected artists will be asked to donate a postcard work to the exhibition. This should be a small work, no larger than A4 and need not be mounted or framed in anyway. It might be a sketch, study, collage, print or experimentation but whatever form it takes you should be comfortable presenting it as a representative example of your work or process. However, the piece does not necessarily have to be similar to the work in your main submission.

We understand that this submission format is not suitable for people working in all mediums, particularly 3D artists, so do contact us to discuss suitable submissions.

Images of postcard works will need to be provided as part of your submission, and if selected will form part of a visual arts support campaign we will run as part of the event. 

Dates

  • Submission Deadline: Midnight 24th October
  • Confirmation of Success: Midnight 25th October
  • Exhibition Dates: Monday 9th November - Wednesday 23rd December
  • Delivery Dates: The delivery weekend will be 31st October – 1st November but alternative arrangements can be accommodated.
  • Collection Dates: A collection schedule will be confirmed for January following the Christmas period
  • Launch Day Event: If a launch event is possible it will be hosted on Saturday 7th November
  • Opening Hours: It may be necessary for our opening hours to adjust between now and the exhibition, but we intend to open weekends and 3 week days (5 days/week) 11:00-16:00

Costs 

Standard Submission - First Work - FREE

  • Standard Submission - Additional Works (up to a total of 5 inclusive of first work) - FREE
  • Work Donation (Required) - Selected artists will be required to make a donation of a small, affordable artwork as outlined above.
  • COMMISSION OF 40% IS TAKEN ON ALL WORKS WITH A 5% DONATION FROM THIS BEING MADE TO THE CHOSEN EXHIBITION CHARITY


Additional Offers

  • ARTHUB PROFILE – SEE ART-HUB.CO.UK/ARTISTS TO VIEW MEMBER PROFILES - £50/Year
  • ARTIZAN BURSARY SHOW 2021 – YOU CAN OPTIONALLY ALSO ENTER YOUR APPLICATION INTO CONSIDERATION FOR THE ARTIZAN BURSARY AWARD WHICH WILL AWARD A FULLY PAID SOLO SHOW IN 2021 TO ONE ARTIST. FOR FULL PRIZE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SEE https://bit.ly/3nbT8zj - £5

 

COVID -19

The COVID-19 global pandemic has required us to make significant changes in the way we work to ensure the safety of audiences and partners. Below we briefly outline our commitment to safety as well as the contingencies in place if for whatever reason events relating to the pandemic impact the exhibition.

Artizan Collective CIC and Artizan Gallery venues and employees undertake all the required steps to remain COVID-19 Secure in line with the government’s standards for retail premises and cultural venues. As well as implementing provisions which enable us to work safely with the public in a retail setting, this also applies to the way we work with artists to securely display and showcase their work and deliver supporting services. If you have any specific queries about how this is achieved or need to make us aware of special arrangements you may require, please get in touch.

KEY CHANGES TO EXHIBITIONS

COVID-19 Secure guidelines such as social distancing will apply to all our working practices and may impact delivery and collection procedures. As always, we will aim to be as flexible as possible to support the needs of artists, but some procedures will undoubtedly be more restrictive.

Retail premises are required to manage their audiences to allow sufficient distancing within venues and as such there will be requirements to limit the total number of visitors in the venue at one time. This may also require us to mark a prescribed route around the exhibition that audiences will be obliged to follow.

Due to restrictions on large gatherings we exhibition launch events cannot be guaranteed and the format of these may vary.

CONTINGENCY PLANNING

We do not foresee an eventuality where we have to cancel the exhibition but if for whatever reason this is necessary, we will endeavour to carry over submissions to future opportunities.

SHIELDING

Are you shielding? We want to do our best to support anyone to submit to the show so if you’re shielding, get in touch to discuss options for how you can safely provide work for the show if selected.

 

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 24th October.
How many works can I submit?
You can submit a maximum of 5 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.

We anticipate that all works should be delivered to the venue before November 1st.
When do I need to collect my work?
We will aim to be as flexible as possible with collection of work. If you feel the below details may prevent you from applying, please get in touch with us for assistance.

Collection of work will take place in the new year unless there is an urgent need to collect between December 25th and the end of 2020.
How much does it cost?
Submission to the exhibition is free and there are no charges to successful artists. There is an optional £5 fee to have your submission considered as part of the Artizan 2020 Bursary Exhibition prize.
Are there payments to artists?
Artists will have the ability to sell their work. Commission of 40% is taken on all sales with a percentage of this donated to Artizan charities and causes.
Is there a private view / opening?
If safe to do so, a preview event may be hosted on November 7th.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
It may be necessary for our opening hours to adjust between now and the exhibition, but we intend to open weekends and 3 week days (5 days/week) 11:00-16:00
Does the location have disabled access?
Yes.
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?
Due to continued safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, there are now stewarding requirements associated with this exhibition. However, we are open to promoting "meet the artist" days, demonstrations and other activities that can be managed safely.
How do you decide on submissions?
Submissions are judged by the Artizan Team based solely on the content of your submission.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
If your 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:
https://bit.ly/3iq9XmI
COVID-19 Secure Measures and Contingencies
The COVID-19 global pandemic has required us to make significant changes in the way we work to ensure the safety of audiences and partners. Below we briefly outline our commitment to safety as well as the contingencies in place if for whatever reason events relating to the pandemic impact the exhibition.

Artizan Collective CIC and Artizan Gallery venues and employees undertake all the required steps to remain COVID-19 Secure in line with the government’s standards for retail premises and cultural venues. As well as implementing provisions which enable us to work safely with the public in a retail setting, this also applies to the way we work with artists to securely display and showcase their work and deliver supporting services. If you have any specific queries about how this is achieved or need to make us aware of special arrangements you may require, please get in touch.

KEY CHANGES TO EXHIBITIONS
- COVID-19 Secure guidelines such as social distancing will apply to all our working practices and may impact delivery and collection procedures. As always, we will aim to be as flexible as possible to support the needs of artists, but some procedures will undoubtedly be more restrictive
- Retail premises are required to manage their audiences to allow sufficient distancing within venues and as such there will be requirements to limit the total number of visitors in the venue at one time. This may also require us to mark a prescribed route around the exhibition that audiences will be obliged to follow.
- Due to restrictions on large gatherings we will now host an exhibition “launch day” rather than a preview evening. The format of these events will vary but they will take place over a full opening day (as opposed to a two-hour event window) and will be a first chance to view the exhibition. Audiences will be required to book a time slot to visit the exhibition so that numbers can be managed.

CONTINGENCY PLANNING
- If it is necessary for the wider Devon Open Studios event to be delayed but our own exhibition is able to go ahead we may chose to run it as planned or the reposition it to coincide with the new Devon Open Studios dates.
- If Devon Open Studios is cancelled for the year but our own exhibition is able to go ahead, we will still run it at a suitable time but may reschedule the event.
- In both of the above circumstances, this may involve rescheduling the event into the following year.
- We do not foresee an eventuality where we have to cancel the exhibition but if for whatever reason this is necessary, we will endeavour to carry over submission fees and offset them against other exhibition opportunities.

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