Submissions are invited from artists resident in the UK for Town House Open, a selling exhibition of original work (price guide up to £3,500). The exhibition will run from early July to the early September 2023 in the gallery at Town House. Please note commission on sales will be 25% of the sale price, plus vat on the commission figure (so total 30%), and that the gallery will automatically have the right to offer a discretionary 10% discount on the sale price. The final date for submissions is Friday 21st April 2023.
This year there will be two parts to the Open exhibition. The first (early July to early August) will show paintings in oil, acrylic or watercolour up to A1 size (including any frame). The second part, running early August to early September, will exhibit a selection of mixed media, drawings and original prints also up to A1 size including a frame. Work does not necessarily need to be framed, but must be capable of being securely hung from the top of the work using D rings. Sculpture must be easily portable by hand and free-standing. All work should have been created within the last 12 months, not previously exhibited, and one submission only per artist. The work should be supported by an artist’s statement, which is considered to be an integral part of the submission.
There selection process for this year’s exhibition will be in two stages: – the first establishing the short list will be decided by 28th April from the submitted photographs of the works. These shortlisted submissions will be notified on that date and those artists will need to bring or send the actual work to Town House at their own cost by 14th May. It will not be necessary for works to be framed for this stage and the final selection will be made by 19th May, to allow over a month for any framing necessary and before final delivery to the gallery by the 2nd July.
Work should be submitted using the form below and must include the artist’s statement in English plus medium, dimensions and price (maximum 250 words), and one jpg of the work (maximum 5 MB). There is a link to more detailed terms and conditions below and artists will need to check the box confirming acceptance of these before submission.
In summary the key dates for the submission process are:-
21st April submission deadline
28th April notification of shortlisted works
14th May deadline for delivery of shortlisted works to the gallery
19th May notification of the final selection of works for inclusion in the exhibition
26th May works not selected to be collected from the gallery by this date.
2nd July final date for delivery to the gallery of works to be exhibited