Call for artists: AIR Open 2019

Deadline: 30/06/2019  |  Published: 02/04/2019  |  Venue: AIR Gallery  |  City: Altrincham  |  Region: Cheshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Rebecca Wild

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We are seeking artists working in any visual arts medium to enter our annual summer show; The AIR Open 2019. Prizes to be won.

Following on from the success of last years open exhibition, AIR Gallery is proud to launch the AIR Open 2019.

The AIR Open 2019 is open to visual artists from across the globe working in any artistic medium.  We are seeking variety within our submissions. There are no restrictions on the type of work that can be entered, all we ask is that work must be contemporary and have stimulating and relevant themes.

The exhibition will run from the 23rd August - 28th September 2019, with a launch night on the evening of Thursday 22nd August and an awards ceremony on the evening of Saturday 28th September.

Deadline for submission is 30th June.

Entry Cost

£5 per piece with a max of 3 pieces per artist. All entry fees will go towards a cash prize for 3-4 artists in the show. Winners will also be invited to take part in a free group show in 2020.

Please be aware that submission does not guarantee selection.


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any artist working in any medium
When is the deadline?
Midnight 30th June
How many works can I submit?
3 works at the cost of £5 per piece.
When is the delivery date?
Delivery of work: 10-27 July 2019
When do I need to collect my work?
After the 10th October 2019.
How much does it cost?
£5 per piece
What is the entry fee used for?
All money from the entry fees goes towards a cash prize for up to 4 of the artists involved in the show.
Is there a private view / opening?
Thursday 22 August 6-9pm
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Wed- Fri 11-6 and Sat 12-5
Does the location have disabled access?
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Each artist will receive at least one daily feature on our social media during the duration of the exhibition. Artists will also have the opportunity to get their work featured on our online store. The press release will be sent out to local and regional news outlets.
Do I need to be present?
No though we do encourage all artists to attend the opening and/or closing event.
Is the entry fee refundable?
Unfortunately the entry fee is non-refundable. Submission does not guarantee selection as this is at the selection of our juried panel.
How do you decide on proposals?
All proposals will be judged by an internal and external panel of judges, usually consisting of industry experts, artists and curators from different areas of expertise. Each proposal will be judges on artistic merit, technical skill, concept and it's suitability for the show.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be informed that you have been selected and provided with delivery details and dates. All works will need to be delivered within the time-frame given and be ready for hanging/display.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We are looking for entries that are contemporary and have stimulating and relevant themes. We want works that have a concept behind them rather than being purely based on aesthetics.
What are the selection criteria?
Artistic Merit
Technical Skill
Contemporary Relevance
How do I pay the entry fee?
After you have submitted your application, we will send you a direct request via paypal for you to complete. Once received we will process your application to our panel. This process can sometimes take up to 48 hours. Please contact us if you have not heard anything after this time frame.

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