Unfortunately due to the current Coronavirus situation the 2020 Art Exhibition has been cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment this causes to our exhibitors.
Due to having to cancel, the dates mentioned below are no longer valid but we have left them in place to give potential new artists an idea of the process and time frame.
Please be assured that we will work hard to ensure that our 2021 Exhibition will be bigger and better than usual.
ARTISTS SUBMISSION FORM CLICK HERE
We hope that past exhibitors will submit new work and we also encourage artists who are new to us, to consider exhibiting. However as our popularity has grown, so to has the number of submissions we receive. This means that as our exhibition space is limited, we are unable to display all submitted items of work. Space for 3D work is particularly limited.
We hope you'll understand that our Selection Committee work hard to provide a balance between artists having the opportunity to display their work and choosing items they think will sell in order to help us raise funds for local charities. This means they often have to make very difficult decisions. For example if two very similar pieces are submitted, they will chose only one. With regards to 3D items, because of the limited space their task is even tougher.
Please be aware that the Selection Committee's decision is final and they are unable to provide specific feedback to artists.
If your work isn't shown, we do hope that your disappointment won't stop you from submitting again.
If you are a new artist considering submitting work to us, we suggest you link on the links below to see past Art Exhibition Catalogues. You'll be able to see the type of work we have previously exhibited and the asking prices.
CONDITIONS OF ENTRY - 2020 Exhibition
EXHIBITORS: A maximum of three works in each of the following categories may be submitted:
All pieces of art must be ORIGINAL and be available for sale.
Fabrics - painted or dyed fabrics or other work may be accepted.
WE DO NOT ACCEPT
Submitting artists need to complete our on-line application form by Sunday 19th July 2020. You'll find it at the very top of this page. Once submitted you will automatically receive an email acknowledgement.
Please ensure that you submit your work exactly as described in your application. If you wish to amend your application please let us know by email in good time.
By submitting your entry you accept the conditions of entry described above.
Please don't type in UPPER case as your application becomes your catalogue entry. Don't leave any box empty, just type in any character e.g. 'n' and the red warning will go. You need to click on the reCaptcha robot box and wait for a second or two. It may ask extra questions.
Within a second or two of clicking "Submit" you will get an onscreen message at the bottom of the page. Scroll down to see it. A copy of your application will automatically be sent to your email address.
If you need to make changes after you have submitted your entry, contact us by email. Please don't leave changes until reception day, as we will be too busy to deal with them.
If you experience problems submitting your form online, please contact us at:
Provisionally Wednesday 22nd July 2020 - between 10am and 5pm - although to be confirmed.
Works for the exhibition should be delivered unpacked to St Thomas Church Milnthorpe before 5pm. Any works arriving after 5pm are unlikely to be accepted.
PRESENTATION OF YOUR WORK
Please ensure that our work has TWO labels - one to be stuck on the back and the other to be tied to a 6 inch string connection, that will hang over the front of work. This will be hidden when hung. On both labels please write:
All pictures must have screws and cord attached. Please don't use picture wire as it hurts our hands. Pictures in clip frames will not be accepted.
Unless otherwise instructed, the committee will, if requested, give the artist’s name and address to potential buyers.
A commission of 20% of the selling price will be charged on all works SOLD. We hope to pay artists for works sold as soon as possible after the exhibition.
Sunday 9th August 2020 between 5pm and 7pm
Monday 10th August 2020 between 9am and 2pm
Exhibitors MUST undertake the removal of all unsold works from the Church Centre during this time.
It is not possible to obtain cover for any works left in the charge of the exhibition and exhibitors are advised to insure their own works for the period of the exhibition. While every care will be taken to ensure the safe keeping of works of art exhibited or submitted for exhibition, the Committee cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage, however caused.