Artists

Exhibition entry is now closed and all our artists tables are at capacity.

IMPORTANT DATES FOR ARTISTS:    

All artwork must be delivered to Swavesey Village College on Thursday 16th November between 4.30pm and 7pm and at no other time. We have worked hard to make the booking-in system as smooth as possible so please be patient if you have to wait a short while. All unsold work must be collected on Sunday 19th November between 4.15 – 5.30pm and not before.

Exhibition preview & prize-giving will be held on the evening of Friday 17th November 6.30pm – 9pm

The exhibition will be opened by Dr Catherine Burke, Reader in History of Education and Childhood, Cambridge University. This year’s judges are Alastair Hull, Director, Haddenham Galleries; John McGill, Sculptor; Sheila Ceccarelli, Co-founder and Director, Access Art.

First prize £ 200 and 3 x runners-up prizes of £100 HMC framing vouchers.

Exhibition continues:

Saturday 18th November 10am – 5pm. Sunday 19th 10am-4pm

Selling of artworks:  A sales desk staffed by volunteers throughout the duration of the exhibition will handle all sales, issue invoices and take payments. Sold artwork is collected by the buyer on Sunday 4-6pm and all payments to artists are processed within one month.  There is a small charge to buyers for the use of credit and debit cards.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY FOR CAMBRIDGE OPEN ART EXHIBITION 2017

  • The exhibition is open to artists aged eighteen and over.
  • All work should be for sale and available for the duration of the exhibition.
  • Work should not have been exhibited at this exhibition before.
  • The entry fee and table fees are non-returnable.
  • The deadline for submitting artwork information i.e., titles, artwork photographs is Friday 15th September 2017.
  • To secure your place you may submit your Entry Form and pay the entry fee from 17th July but titles must be submitted by the deadline above.
  • Pre-sold work can be substituted before the deadline above.
  • There can be no substitutions after this date.
  • Only hung ORIGINAL artwork and sculpture will be eligible for the Cambridge Art Awards.
  • 2D work must be suitable for hanging with a wire, cord or hanging plate. Clip frames are not permitted. Please be aware that work without a suitable hanging method will not be displayed.
  • Please let the organisers know in advance if your work is large/heavy.
  • 3D work is welcomed if accompanied by a suitable display stand.
  • Unframed artwork (folio pieces) suitable for browser display must be suitably protected to avoid damage e.g. cellophane wrapped with backing board.
  • We reserve the right to refuse work unacceptable for display (e.g. if the paint is still wet).
  • Payment for work sold will be made within one month of the exhibition closing.
  • Artwork may be photographed for publicity purposes.
  • Artwork will not be insured. Artists are encouraged to take out insurance to cover their work for the duration of the exhibition.
  • All artwork must be labelled on the reverse with artist’s name, title and medium. Artworks for browser display must include the price.
  • Submission and collection of work must be at the times stated.
  • Artists are encouraged to attend the preview and prize giving
  • Photographs of work must be in the format stated below.

TABLES

Table hire is available to exhibitors for £15 per day, to display cards, prints and small gifts. These are open for booking until the closing date above. They will then be available to non-exhibiting artists at a cost of £20 per day. Tables must be staffed at all times.

BROCHURE

This year we are going to update the concept of a “catalogue” of artworks. Instead, a brochure that lists artists and representative photographs of their work will be created.

All hung artwork in the show will be individually labelled with the artist’s name, title, medium and price, something that visitors are very keen on.

Please ensure that you send a representative photograph of your work to entries@coax.org.uk before the closing date above. Image files should be in jpeg, psd or pdf format at any resolution but at least 50k and no larger than 8mb.

 

Submission and Collection of Artwork

All artwork must be delivered to Swavesey Village College on Thursday 16th November between 4.30pm and 7pm and at no other time. We have worked hard to make the booking-in system as smooth as possible so please be patient if you have to wait a short while. All unsold work must be collected on Sunday 19th November between 4.15 – 5.30pm and not before.

The Cambridge Art Awards

The Top Twenty Artists – Independent judges will select the ‘Top Twenty Artists’ who will be invited to exhibit at the Haddenham Galleries.

Best in Show Prize

3 Runner-up Prizes

‘Win a Picture’ draw for visitors

The artist entry fee is £35 and includes:

Submission of 3 ORIGINAL artworks to be hung or displayed eligible for the Cambridge Art Awards

Submission of 3 unframed artworks (folio pieces) suitable for browser display

1 image in the brochure

Free brochures to distribute

2 tickets for Preview & Prize-giving (includes wine and canapes). Further tickets may be purchased on the door for £5

Commission free sales

To download conditions of entry Click here: Conditions of Entry 2017

 

 

 

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