Meet the Locals

Deadline: 26/11/2021  |  Published: 12/10/2021  |  Venue: Fronteer Gallery  |  City: Sheffield  |  Region: South Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fronteer Art

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Meet the Locals is a group exhibition showcasing the work of local artists from Sheffield, UK and the surrounding areas.

Fronteer Gallery invite artists local to Sheffield and the surrounding area to submit work to Meet the Locals, an exhibition which aims to showcase the work of local artists. Artists from South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire are all welcome to apply. If you are outside of these areas but still consider yourself local please get in touch. You are welcome to submit work of any kind and in any medium (except audio or video). Please be aware that successful artists must deliver their work to us before Fronteer Gallery closes for Christmas. 

The exhibition will run for 3 weeks, from 5th January – 22nd January. There will be a private view evening on Saturday 8th January.

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 50 words about the work, and 50 words about their practice, which will be displayed alongside your work.  

The gallery is open Wednesdays - Saturdays.

The submission deadline is 26th November 2021. Successful artists will be contacted by 1st December 2021.  

Successful artists are welcome to 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. We cannot accept work sent by courier. 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 11th December 2021.

Artists are also welcome to deliver work in person to the gallery during gallery opening hours before 11th December 2021. 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 16th December 2021.

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

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.

Wall mounted work can be up to 60cm across any one side, but can also be smaller than this, and any shape. The dimensions you give for your work when submitting must include the size of the frame if the work is a framed piece. Sculptural and 3D works should be able to stand on a 40x40cm plinth, or smaller. If you are unsure about the size and shape of 3D pieces, and our ability to cater for them, please get in touch.

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.

You should write up to 50 words about the work, and up to 50 words about your practice, written in the third person, which will be displayed alongside your work.

Work should be collected from the gallery during gallery opening hours between 26th January – 26th February. If you would like your work returning to you by post please be aware that we charge a fee which includes packaging, handling and recorded postage with up to £50 of cover on items that are eligible, either through Royal mail or Parceforce. Couriers cannot collect your work from the gallery. 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 11th December – 5th January and we will not be able to answer any emails or messages from 17th December.

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?
26th November 2021.
How many works can I submit?
One piece per artist.
When do I need to collect my work?
Between 26th January - 26th February.
How much does it cost?
It is free to submit with successful artists paying a £30 fee.
Is there a private view / opening?
PV will be 8th January 2022 6-7.30.
Does the location have disabled access?
There is a slight step up into the gallery from the street. Prams and wheel chairs have always managed to get inside, but please be aware that it could be an issue for some.

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