Open call for work made in Lockdown

Deadline: 15/06/2021  |  Published: 27/05/2021  |  Venue: Fronteer Gallery  |  City: Sheffield  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fronteer Art

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Fronteer Gallery are looking for work made during lockdown for a two week exhibition in July.

If you have been making work during lockdown we would love to hear from you.  We welcome work on any theme that has been made during lockdown.

This exhibition will be in the main gallery at Fronteer Gallery, alongside an exhibition os small works on the theme of coming back together after lockdown, called Unity.

Work can be in any medium, either 2D or sculptural. The exhibition will not include any video or audio works.

It is free to submit work, with only successful artists paying a £18 fee.

UK based artists are invited to submit 1 piece of work no bigger than 50cm x 50cm (including any frames and mounts) for 2D work, or 50x50x50cm for sculptural work. Work can be smaller than these measurements. Please tell us about the work in no more than 100 words. This text will NOT be displayed on the wall alongside your work.

The exhibition will run for 2 weeks, from 7th – 17th July 2021, with a private view evening on Saturday 10th July, if Government restrictions allow.

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

The submission deadline is 15th June. Successful artists will be contacted by 16th June.

Successful artists must deliver work in person on Sunday 4th July. If you would like to send your work by post, please note that it can only be sent using Royal Mail. Due to Coronavirus restrictions only Royal Mail delivery personnel have access to the building where the post will be sent to, and we do not yet know when these restrictions will change. Please note that the postal address is not the same as the gallery address. All work must be received by 1st July at the latest. If you have any issues with these dates please contact us before applying.

Successful artists should pay their £18 fee by 1st July.

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. Works which require hanging must be ready to hang with mirror plates or picture wire already attached. If your work is unframed on paper or card, and you do not send a suitable method of hanging, we will hang it using low tack sticky strips, which may cause a small amount of damage to the back of your work.

Would should be no bigger than 50cm x 50cm, which includes frames and mounts, for 2D work and no bigger than 50x50x50cm for sculptural work.

You are welcome to write a short description to help us understand your work (up to 100 words) which will NOT be shown alongside your work.

Please submit up to 3 images of your work.

Work should be collected from the gallery on Sunday 18th July 12-3. 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.

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?
15th June 2021.
How many works can I submit?
One per artist.
When is the delivery date?
By Royal Mail - before 1st July
In person - Sunday 4th July.
When do I need to collect my work?
Sunday 18th July.
How much does it cost?
It is free to submit work with only successful artists paying an £18 submission fee.
Are there payments to artists?
Is there a private view / opening?
If government restrictions allow there will be a private view evening on Sat 10th July.
What are the exhibition opening hours?
Wed-Fri 10-3
Sat 2-7
Do I need to be present?
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will be contacted by 17th June.

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