Contemporary Portraits

Deadline: 01/10/2021  |  Published: 14/07/2021  |  Venue: Fronteer Gallery  |  City: Sheffield  |  Region: South Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fronteer Art

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Fronteer Gallery are looking for contemporary portraits to form a group exhibition. You are welcome to interpret the theme of portraits however you like, and work does not necessarily need to be figurative. We would love to see how you interpret the theme.

Fronteer Gallery are looking for work to form an exhibition of portraiture. You are welcome to submit work of any kind that you feel fits with this theme, and work does not necessarily need to be figurative. Work can be in any medium, except audio or video. 

The exhibition will run for 3 weeks, from 3rd – 20th November. If government restrictions  at the time allow we will hold a private view evening.

It is free to submit work, with only successful artists paying a £30 fee.

UK based artists are invited to submit ONE piece of work along with 150 words about the work, which will be displayed alongside your work.  

The gallery is open Wednesday - Saturday. Opening times are Wednesdays – Fridays 10-3, Saturdays 2-7.

The submission deadline is 1st October 2021. Successful artists will be contacted by 7th October 2021.

Successful artists should 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. Due to Coronavirus restrictions only Royal Mail delivery personnel have access to the building where the post will be sent to. Please note that the postal address is not the same as the gallery address. All work sent by post must reach us not later than 28th October.

Artists may also deliver work in person to the gallery during gallery opening hours before 28th October. 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 £30 fee by 28th October 2021.

Work can be offered for sale during the exhibition, and there is a commission charge of 5% to cover admin costs.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

How to Submit

Artists are invited to submit ONE piece of work.

Work can be 2D or 3D, though unfortunately we cannot accept video or audio works.

Work can be any size, but larger works must be delivered to the gallery in person. The dimensions you give for your work when submitting must include the size of the frame if the work is a framed piece.

All wall text information relating to your work, including price and description, will be taken directly from your Curatorspace submission and should be correct at the time of submission.

Please submit up to 3 images of your work, one image showing the finished piece of work, including the frame if the work is framed, and two further images to show detail if needed.

Work should be collected from the gallery during gallery opening hours from 20th October onwards. If you would like your work returning to you by post please be aware that we charge a small handling fee on top of the price of postage. If work is small enough you are welcome to include a stamped addressed envelope for return postage which will incur no further charge.

Please note, the gallery will be closed between 4th – 21st September and we will not be able to answer any emails or messages during this time.

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)


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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any UK based artist.
When is the deadline?
1st October 2021.
How many works can I submit?
1 per artist.
When is the delivery date?
Work can be sent by post or delivered in person. All work must reach us by 28th October 2021 at the latest.
When do I need to collect my work?
From 24th November onwards, during gallery opening hours.
How much does it cost?
It is free to submit with only successful artists paying a £30 fee.
Is there a private view / opening?
If government restrictions allow, yes.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Wednesdays-Fridays 10-3, Saturdays 2-7.
Does the location have disabled access?
There is a small step up into the gallery.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be contacted by 7th October 2021.

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