The Fronteer Open 2018

Deadline: 12/10/2018  |  Published: 25/09/2018  |  Venue: 35 Chapel Walk  |  City: Sheffield  |  Region: South Yorkshire  |  Country: United Kingdom  |  Sharon Mossbeck

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Fronteer presents The Fronteer Open 2018, an open call to submit work for an exhibition at 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield from November 19th – December 2nd 2018. With the opportunity to win prizes of up to £200

Fronteer  - an inititive founded by Sheffield based artists Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Mossbeck - present The Fronteer Open 2018, an open call to submit work for an exhibition and arts prize at 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield from November 19th – December 2nd 2018. With the opportunity to win cash prizes of up to £200.

Artists are invited to submit one piece of work on any theme they wish, which will then be separated into the following categories; Amateur, Professional and Student. Artists will be responsible for choosing which category they feel they belong to, with a prize of £100 for the winning artist in each category. There will also be a People’s Choice audience vote, with the work that receives the most votes being awarded a prize.

The open call is free at the point of entry, though if successful, your work will be subject to a £15 charge. Meaning that the £15 will apply only if your work is selected. 

Work can be 2D or sculptural, and can be no larger than 75cm across any one side. Unfortunately, we cannot accept video or audio works.

Work can be offered for sale at the exhibition if you wish, and no commission will be charged for sales. All work must be complete at the time of submission. Any work which varies from the original piece submitted will be rejected. Work should fit the specifications outlined. If you wish to submit a print, it will be your responsibility to print it off before posting it to us.

The deadline for submissions is 10pm on Friday 12th October and successful artists will be notified by email on Friday 19th October.



£400 worth of prizes will be given away to artists during the exhibition, and will be broken down as follows:

  • £100 for Best Amateur
  • £100 for Best Student
  • £100 for Best Professional
  • £100 People’s Choice Award

This means there is a maximum prize amount of £200 available if an artist wins both their category, and the People’s Choice Award. Prizes for Best Amateur, Best Student and Best Professional works will be decided by a judging panel consisting of Fronteer founders Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Mossbeck, along with a representative from 35 Chapel Walk. The People’s Choice Award will be voted for by the audience over the course of the exhibition, up until the open evening.

Thank you and good luck! 

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Who is eligible for this opportunity?
All artists
When is the deadline?
The deadline for entries is 12th October 2018. The exhibition will run from 19th November - 2nd December 2018.
How many works can I submit?
Just 1
When is the delivery date?
If successful, your work must reach us by no later than Friday 16th November. If successful, you will be invited to send or deliver your work to Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield, UK, where Fronteer is based. The £15 can be paid via Paypal or bank transfer by 16th November, or in cash if you are delivering work by hand.
When do I need to collect my work?
After the exhibition, artists will be responsible for the return of their work. Artists can collect their own work from Chapel Walk on 3rd December, or from Exchange Place Studios on either 7th or 8th December. You can also arrange for your work to returned by post at your own cost. Please allow up to 2 months (3rd February 2019) following the exhibition for the return of work.

We do not have the facilities to store work, and any work which has not been collected, or had arrangements made for return postage after 2 months (3rd February) will be disposed of.
How much does it cost?
The open call is free at the point of entry, though if your entry is successful, you will be subject to a £15 charge . The £15 can be paid via Paypal or bank transfer by 16th November, or in cash if you are delivering work by hand.
Are there payments to artists?
No, although you will have the opportunity to win prizes.
Is there a private view / opening?
Yes, there will be an open evening, which will incorporate prize giving, on Friday 30th November. Exact times are tbc.
What publicity will be provided as part of the opportunity?
Fronteer and 35 Chapel Walk to endeavour to promote the exhibition as much as possible through social media networks, press releases, flyers and posters.
What happens if my proposal is chosen?
You will receive a message detailing what happens next.
What kind of proposals are you looking for?
We are looking for work on any theme of your choosing

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