Open Call - Refresh Exhibition

Deadline: 24/12/2020  |  Venue: Fronteer Gallery  |  City: Sheffield  |  Region: South Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fronteer Art

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Refresh is a group exhibition of small works. 2020 was a difficult year, and as we move into 2021 it’s a time to refresh, restart and move forward.

Refresh will be our first group exhibition in 2021. A new year, a fresh start! We are looking for small works from UK based artists which respond to the theme of Refresh. Artists can interpret this theme any way they wish. This could be anything from painting and photography, to sculpture, ceramics, textiles and more. We regret that we cannot accept audio and video submissions.

Artists are invited to submit 1 piece of work with a short description of no more than 50 words. This text will NOT be displayed alongside the work. Wall mounted work should be no bigger than 20cm x 20cm, although it can be smaller, and sculptural/ 3-D work 50cm x 50cm, although it can be smaller.

The exhibition will run for 3 weeks, from 20th January – 6th February.

The gallery is open Wednesday - Saturday.

Artists from all backgrounds are invited to submit ONE piece of work each. It is free to apply with only successful artists paying a fee of £20.

The submission deadline is at midnight on Friday 24th December. Successful artists will be contacted by Monday 28th December.

Successful artists must deliver work in person or using a courier to the gallery on Monday 18th January between 11am and 4pm.

If you have looked at this open call opportunity previously you may have seen that we are unable to accept work by post. This situation has now been rectified and you will be able to send your work with the Royal Mail. At present no other form of delivery can be accepted, except for a courier to deliver the work on Monday 18th January or bringing the work in person on Monday 18th January. If you are successful with your submission we will send more detailed information about posting your work.

If you would like to find out more about why we can only accept parcels sent by Royal Mail please get in touch.

Successful artists should pay their £20 fee by 8th January.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

How to Submit

Wall Mounted work

Artists are invited to submit one piece of work no bigger than 20cm across any one side for wall mounted work. This includes any frames or mounts. Work can be smaller and any dimension, as long as it is less than 20x20cm. All work should be ready to hang and should have suitable hanging attachments in place. You may submit up to 3 images of your piece of work. Works on unframed paper or card will be hung using Command Strips unless other hanging methods are provided.

Sculpture and 3-D

3-D and sculptural work that does not hang on the wall should be no bigger than 50cm across any one side. 3-D and sculptural work can be smaller and any dimension, as long as it is less than 50x50cm. All work should be ready to display. You may submit up to 3 images of your piece of work.

Work can be offered for sale during the exhibition, and there is a charge of 1% to cover banking costs incurred by the gallery from sales.

Work should be collected from the gallery on Sunday 7th February. If you have any issues with this date please contact us before submitting and we can look at possible alternatives. 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 appropriate to your work, you are welcome to include a stamped addressed envelope for return postage which will incur no further charge.

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 a 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?
UK Based artists.
When is the deadline?
24th December 2020.
How many works can I submit?
Just one per artist.
When is the delivery date?
18th January 2021.
When do I need to collect my work?
7th February 2021.
How much does it cost?
It is free to apply with artists successfully selected paying a £20 fee.

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