Artizan 2017 Winter Open

Deadline: 20/10/2017  |  Published: 19/08/2017  |  Venue: Artizan Gallery  |  City: Torquay  |  Region: Devon  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Artizan Gallery

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To wrap up our 2017 calendar, Artizan Gallery is taking submissions for its annual Winter Open Exhibition. This annual show has been a staple of the Artizan calendar since our opening in 2014 and is a popular opportunity to exhibit at. This year we will be hanging the exhibition across both of gallery spaces and look forward to welcoming a large number of artists who have already confirmed submissions.

About the Exhibition

The exhibition will run from the 28th November up until the 23rd December when we close for the holiday season. Each year we welcome a huge volume of submissions to this show and aim to display as many of these as possible, brining a large scale salon show to our modest venue. This year we welcoming submissions from further afield and look forward to hosting our biggest Winter Open.

There will be an artist preview event hosted on the evening of 2nd December, 18:00-20:00 and a ticketed preview event on 1st December, 18:30-20:30 with a cocktail reception and guest speaker. 

Conditions of Entry 

  • Deadline for Submissions 20th October
  • Delivery of work 24th-25th November (Unless otherwise arranged)
  • Commission 30%
  • Submission Limit One per artist
  • Small 2D Work (up to 60x60cm) Fee £15
  • Large 2D Work (up to 100x100cm) Fee £20
  • 3D Work Fee (discussed with Gallery) £10-£20
  • Full terms and conditions

About Artizan Gallery

Artizan Gallery was opened by Julie Brandon in 2014 in response to a 2012 ‘Open Space’ event which asked the question: “What is Torbay’s Cultural Future?”.  Determined to nurture and contribute to the thriving artistic community in Torbay, Julie took inspiration from places like Birdwood House in Totnes and TAAG in Teignmouth, aiming to create an elegant and comfortable space to promote local artists’ talent.  2017 sees Artizan Gallery embarking on a bold new venture: the 2017 Solo Series will run throughout the year, with a focus on showcasing individual artists in month-long exhibitions.

About the Space

The Artizan Main Gallery has been our primary exhibition space since opening in 2013. A large open space with high ceilings, white walls and “Artizan Blue” floorboards and highlights offer an attractive venue for exhibiting. With the supporting Garden Gallery and Basement Gallery attached, it forms an integral part of the overall Gallery and its offer to collectors and visitors. With 20m of hanging space, plus additional window and easel display areas, there’s plenty of space for a variety of exhibition styles and opportunities.

The Artizan Garden Gallery benefits from 14m of wall space on our professional hanging system. With two large window displays and exiting onto our café courtyard this is a beautiful exhibition space and is normally hired out at £500 for a month-long period.


Contact the curator
When is the deadline?
20th October
How many works can I submit?
One piece per artist
When is the delivery date?
24th-25th November unless otherwise arranged.
When do I need to collect my work?
Any unsold works will need to be collected either after 16:30 on the 23rd December or when we reopen in the New Year. Works cannot be removed from the exhibition before its end date.
How much does it cost?
Fee – Small (up to 60x60cm) 2D Work: £15
Fee – Large (up to 100x100cm) 2D Work: £20
Fee – 3D Work (please discuss with Artizan Gallery): £10-20
Are there payments to artists?
Works will be available to purchase and Artizan will take a 30% commission on any sales.
Is there a private view / opening?
Cocktails and Conversation: 1st December 18:30-20:30
Artist Preview: 2nd December 18:00-20:00
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Monday 13:00-16:30
Tuesday 10:30-16:30
Wednesday 10:30-16:30
Thursday 10:30-19:30
Friday 10:30-16:30
Saturday 10:30-16:30
Do I need to be present?
We advise that artists attend our Artist Preview events.
How do you decide on proposals?
Submissions will be chosen by the Artizan Team.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
If your submission is accepted your fee will be required and we will email you for any additional information required for production of the exhibition catalogue. Your pieces will then be required during our normal opening hours on the exhibition delivery dates.
What are the selection criteria?
We aim to accept as many submissions as possible that are presented or framed to a high standard and meet the size criteria of the submission.
Full Terms and Conditions.
Full terms and conditions can be found at the following link

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