Textiles Exhibition Open Call - Winter Warmers

Deadline: 30/10/2023  |  City: Sheffield  |  Region: South Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Fronteer Art

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Fronteer Gallery are looking for Textiles work for our Christmas exhibition Winter Warmers.

Winter Warmers - Textiles Open Call

Winter is a time we naturally turn to cosy fabrics and wrapping up warm, so what better time to hold an exhibition to celebrate textiles! We are looking for any form textile works, or works referencing textiles, that can fit with the theme Winter Warmers. Some examples would be winter landscapes, knitting, clothing, traditional patterns, found textiles. Whatever you can imagine we would love to see!

Work can be any medium relating to textiles except audio or video works, and wall mounted work can be any size or shape, but should be no bigger than 70x70cm. Sculptural work should fit on a 30x30cm plinth or smaller, or can be bigger if it does not need to stand on a plinth.

Usually we would require work to stay in the exhibition until it ends, but because many people want to buy artwork as gifts at the time of year we can allow buyers to take work away on the day. Please let us know in the application form if you are happy for your work to be taken away at the time of purchase. If you would prefer your work to stay up for the duration of the exhibition, that's fine too, just let us know.

Artists are invited to submit 1 piece of work for the exhibition. You may provide a short description of no more than 150 words which will be displayed alongside the work.

The exhibition will run from 29th November – 21st December 2023.

There will be a Private View event on 28th November 6-7.30.

Please note, the gallery is upstairs and there is no disabled access.

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 £35.

In return for your fee, you will get a private view evening with free drinks which you are welcome to bring friends and family along to, invigilation throughout, and promotion of the exhibition online through social media posts.

The submission deadline is 30th October 2023.

Successful artists will be contacted by 1st November 2023.

Successful artists are welcome to send their work by post. Work should be posted directly to the gallery.

Work sent by post should reach us by 17th November 2023 at the latest.

Artists are also welcome to deliver work in person to the gallery during gallery opening hours by 17th November 2023. If you have any issues with these dates please contact us before applying.

Successful artists should pay their £35 fee by 17th November 2023.

Work can be offered for sale during the exhibition, and there is a commission charge of 10%.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

How to Submit

Wall Mounted work

Artists are invited to submit one piece of work each. Work can be any size or shape but should be no bigger than 70x70 cm. Please give us the completed size of your work including any frames or mounts. All work should be ready to hang and can be framed or unframed, with suitable hanging attachments in place. You may submit up to 3 images of your piece of work.

Please note, although there is an upper limit size restriction, we only have a limited capacity to accept larger works, and smaller works are much more likely to be successful.

Sculpture and 3D

3D and sculptural work that does not hang on the wall should be able to fit onto a 30 x 30 plinth provided by the gallery. Work can be larger if it does not need to be displayed on a plinth, but please give clear instructions as to how the work should be displayed and what you will provide yourself to aid its display. All work should arrive ready to display.

Work can be collected from the gallery at the end of the day on 21st December. After this, you can collect in January during gallery opening hours between 10th January – 2nd February.

If you would like your work returning to you by post please be aware that we charge a fee which includes a £4 handling fee and 2nd Class signed for postage. Larger parcels can be returned through Parcelforce and will be sent Express 48. Couriers cannot collect your work from the gallery and we do not print postage labels. If work is small enough you are welcome to include a stamped addressed envelope for return postage which will incur no further charge.

We will not start to return work by post until after Christmas, when the gallery reopens in January.

All work must be complete at the time of submission. Any work which varies from the original piece or size 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!

The Fronteer Team

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
Any UK based artist.
When is the deadline?
30th October
How many works can I submit?
One per artist.
When is the delivery date?
Deadline for delivery is 17th November.
How much does it cost?
It is free to submit with successful artists paying a £35 fee.
Is there a private view / opening?
28th November 6-7.30.pm
Does the location have disabled access?
No, the gallery is upstairs with no disabled access.

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