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Open Exhibition 2018

Saturday 4th August to Saturday 8th September 2018 at Loughborough Town Hall

Open Exhibition 2018

The Summer Open invites you to submit two-dimensional work ranging from paintings, photographs, drawings, original prints and mixed media work. Pieces must be submitted in person at Loughborough Town Hall on one of the specified submission dates. We regret that we are unable to accept work before or after these dates. Anyone bringing in work on behalf of an Artist must have with them the completed application form as well as the required entry fee. If your work is larger than 2m x 2m (including the frame), please contact Sock Gallery before the submission dates for advice. All work must be fitted with mirror plates before entry – further details on this are provided later.

Submission Dates
Friday 27th July 11am – 7pm
Saturday 28th July 9am – 5pm

Cost of Entry
There is a non-refundable administration fee of £6 per piece of work submitted. This must be paid at the time of submission, with a maximum of 3 pieces per person (total £18). Payment can be made by cash or cheque (cheques must be made payable to Charnwood Borough Council)

Categories and Prizes
There are two entry categories:
Young Persons (ages 11 – 17) Winner of this category: £150
Adults (18 and over) Winner of this category: £500

The winner of each category will be announced at 7.30pm at the Private View on Saturday 4th August. There will also be a ‘People’s Choice Award’ which is voted for by the public. The winner of this award will be announced at the end of the exhibition and the winner offered an exhibition in Sock Gallery.

Selection and Results
Submissions are judged by an independent panel to ensure the best range and quality of work is displayed. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications, individual feedback for unsuccessful applications is not available.

Work is judged on a specific selection criteria which includes:
Quality of the work (technical skill)
Originality of the work (ideas behind the work)
Presentation of the work (e.g. framing)

Artists will be notified on Wednesday 1st August as to whether they have been successful. If your work is not successful, it must be collected between Friday 3rd (11am - 7pm) and Saturday 4th August (9am - 3pm). Work that is not collected on these dates may be disposed of (without notification to the Artist).

Private View
Saturday 4th August 2017 
A private view will take place by invitation only, successful applicants may bring up to 3 guests. Wine /orange juice and nibbles will be provided from 7pm and the winners will be announced at 7.30pm.

Applications are being printed now and will be available from the gallery soon or you can download one below.
Web Version Single Pages (PDF Document, 12 Mb)

The Summer Open Exhibition is kindly sponsored by:

Headline Sponsor
Moss Solicitors

Support Sponsor
LAOS, Loughborough





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