Under The Bed Sale 2024
Deadline: 07/01/2024 | Venue: Cupola Gallery | City: Sheffield | Country: United Kingdom | Karen Sherwood
Cupola's now infamous 'Under The Bed Sale' - call out for work. It is important that artists understand this is NOT an exhibition - it is a SALE. Work is unselected. ALL WORK SUBMITTED WILL BE ACCEPTED* *We reserve the right to not display work that might cause offence. As long as the pieces sent to Cupola are original - not reproductions form unique works - then they will be part of the sale.
To submit to the sale please complete the submission form with your name and contact email address we will send you all the required instructions and paper work for you to complete to take part.
All artworks must reach us no later than the 10th January.
Every year artists and art lovers unite in their delight of Cupola’s Under The Bed Sale. A concept which allows artists to route out from storage no longer loved or early artworks that they would not exhibit and sell them off at bargain prices. As prices start at under £1 and are capped at £350, art lovers get the chance to find original art works for absolutely bargain prices. And who doesn’t love a bargain?
The concept originated many years ago when the gallery owner, Karen, visited an artist friend, Lyn Hodnett, who proceeded to pull out a load of original art work quite literally from under her bed. She was showing it as examples of older and early works. When asked if she would exhibit it, she said no as they were out of date and no longer relevant. However, when asked if she would sell them, she answered enthusiastically in the affirmative! Therein lay the problem, how on earth could she sell them if she didn’t want to show them? So after a bit of discussion, between them, they came up with the concept of The Under The Bed Sale. And it has been a riot every since!
There is a maximum number of works per artist:
- 100 x unframed (mounted or unmounted)
- 20 x framed (please call if any are larger than 1mx1m in any direction)
- 50 x 3D pieces (please call if any are larger than 1mx1m in any direction)
All work needs to come labelled with the artist's name or code (including the artist's initials) the retail price and title if relevant. A delivery/consignment note needs to be delivered with the work that lists all items delivered with the artist's full contact details including a phone number and the retail prices.
The retail price is worked out as follows:
wholesale/artist's price x 2.2= retail including VAT which the gallery has to charge.
EG: £10 x 2.2=£22 retail (£10 for the artist, £10 for the gallery and the VAT gets £2).
It is essential that artists understand that the work is delivered to the sale entirely at their own risk. Although the gallery will do all it can to keep work safe, due to the sheer number of pieces we get, occasionally accidents happen and the gallery does not accept liability for any work damaged or lost in this sale. Also the artist is responsible for transporting the work to and from the gallery. If any sale work remains uncollected one month after the end of the sale (March 8 2024) it will be disposed of/given away to charity.
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100 x unframed (mounted or unmounted)
20 x framed (please call if any are larger than 1mx1m in any direction)
50 x 3D pieces (please call if any are larger than 1mx1m in any direction)
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