Open Call

Theme: ‘Women’

Open call for artists! An exhibition of paintings, prints, photography, drawings, textiles, ceramics, sculpture… On the theme of ‘Women’.

Date of exhibition: 

Thursday 2 September – Sunday 3 October 2021


The Gallery Box, Beach Street, Micklegate Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 2GN



Competition prizes: 

  • ‘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:

Sunday 29 August 2021, 10am – 4pm.

Collection of artwork/s:

Sunday 3rd October 2021, 10am-4pm



Instagram: @TheGalleryBoxArt


Hashtag: #TGB

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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 ‘Women’ 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 3rd October 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 artist. It’s encouraged that artists consider the chosen theme anew and to submit fresh, new and exciting angles on the theme of ‘Women’. 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 50cm square space and can be any shape (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.

Details needed

You must attach to the back of your submitted artwork/s:

  • Your name
  • Telephone number
  • Hometown
  • Title of your work/s
  • Medium
  • Price (if for sale)


The Gallery Box will take 15% 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 ‘Women’ 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).

Winner announcement:

The winners of the ‘Women’ exhibition will be announced on Sunday 3rd October 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 3rd October 2021, along with the arrangement of delivery to the buyer.

Personal Data:

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.