So excited to announce the first open call at The Gallery Box!
For all the details, please see below:
Open Call – ‘My window’
Open call for artists! An exhibition of paintings, prints, drawings, textiles, ceramics, sculpture… On the theme of ‘My window’.
2020 has been a different type of year for us all, spending more time at home and learning to adapt to the ‘new normal’, whilst dealing with an array of emotions and changes in our lives. For some of us, gazing out of the window is escapism, for some it is to feel connected to our environment, for others it is the chance to look at the sky and think of happy times… Every time we look out of a window, we each see something different.
For this exhibition, simply create an image of a view from your window, or create an image of what you’d like to see from a window, use the theme ‘My window’ to create a piece of art that depicts your interpretation of ‘My window’.
Date of exhibition:
Thursday 7 – 31 January 2021, Thursday-Sunday, 10am-4pm.
The Gallery Box, Beach Street, Micklegate Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2GN
- ‘The Gallery’s Choice’ – Exhibit at The Gallery Box for one month free of charge
- ‘The Public’s Choice’ – £50 cash prize
Delivery of artwork/s:
Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 January 2021, 10am – 4pm
Collection of artwork/s:
Sunday 31 January 2021, 10am – 4pm
Terms and Conditions – PLEASE READ
How to apply:
Limited spaces are available for the exhibition and applications cannot be pre-booked, as this is operating on a ‘first come first served’ basis for the delivery of artwork/s. It will be announce via the social media channels, website and via the gallery window when artworks are no longer being accepted.
The theme of the exhibition is ‘My window’ and free to be interpreted however you see fit. Artwork/s must be recent or created specifically for the exhibition. However, artworks that have not been carefully considered or are not sympathetic to the theme of the exhibition, will not be included, as the curator of the exhibition will have final say on the artworks displayed in the exhibition. The Gallery Box looks forward to welcoming an array of different artworks on the chosen theme.
Delivery and collection:
You must be available to deliver and collect your artwork/s to The Gallery Box. At the time of collection (on Sunday 31 January 2021), you will collect your artwork/s from the wall and the gallery is unable to wrap any artworks. Please note that you are submitting artwork/s at your own risk and The Gallery Box is not liable for any damage that may occur during the installation of your artwork/s during the exhibition.
Submission fee and theme:
£10 per artwork submitted (cash only at time of submission), maximum of two artworks per artists. It’s encouraged that artists consider the chosen theme anew and to submit fresh, new and exciting angles on the theme of ‘My window’. All ages are welcome to submit artwork, professional or amateur.
Size of work:
Strict size policy for submitted work/s. Artwork/photography/chosen medium, must fit within an 30cm square space (this does not include any additional frame you may choose to use). Sculpture or 3D works – 30cm square and will be exhibited on pre-existing shelving at The Gallery Box. By submitting artwork you agree to have your artwork/s photographed and shared via our social media channels/promotional advertisements regarding this exhibition.
You must attach to the back of your submitted artwork/s:
- Your name
- Telephone number
- Title of your work/s
- Price (if for sale)
The Gallery Box will take 20% commission on all works sold at the exhibition. You do not have to sell the artwork/s you submit to the exhibition, it is optional but is encouraged. Ensure your work has been suitably strung, ready to be hung otherwise it will not be accepted into the exhibition and your £10 submission fee (per artwork) is non-refundable.
The ‘My window’ exhibition is providing the opportunity for the following prizes to be won: One of the showcasing artists will win the chance to exhibit in The Gallery Box for one month, free of charge (winner to be chosen by panel of judges). One of the showcasing artists will win a cash prize of £50 (winner chosen by public vote).
The winners of the ‘My window’ exhibition will be announced on Saturday 30 January 2021 via the relevant social media channels, on the website and in the shop window of The Gallery Box.
If your artwork/s are sold, payment will be settled at the time of collection on Sunday 31 January 2021, along with the arrangement of delivery to the buyer.
At the time you submit your artwork/s to the time you collect your artwork/s, The Gallery Box will hold details of your name, telephone number, hometown and signature. After the exhibition has ended this information will be destroyed appropriately.
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Good morning my name is Jim lait I’m a local artist living in Felixstowe I paint in watercolours and acrylics scenes of the east anglian coastline and countryside. If you wish to see my work you can find me on Instagram @jimlait.