Open Exhibition 2014

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Submission dates: 4th, 5th and 6th July

The Artist

The City Gallery wishes to celebrate the work of local artists by putting out the call for submissions for its second Open Exhibition. Our aim is to find the best of our local talent in a competition open to all. In 2012 we received 367 entries from all over the Peterborough area – with such talent on offer, we know we can beat that number this year!

Artists are invited to submit works to the exhibition for professional judging. The judging process will decide the works to be exhibited, as well as the winners of each category. The Open Exhibition is a fantastic opportunity to have your work judged and exhibited in a high calibre competition and we encourage both established and emerging local artists to enter. Keep an eye out for our announcement of the 2014 judging panel.

The Work

Each artist can submit up to three works. Entries will be accepted in the form of painting, drawing, photography, prints, sculpture and applied arts. Installation and performance art will also be considered, but will depend on available gallery space. All work must have been completed in the last 2 years and the gallery cannot accept proposals for incomplete work

Maximum sizes – For all 2D art: 2m x 2m incl. frame – For all 3D art, sculpture and floor based work: 2.5m x 2.5m height

Application Fee
A fee of £5 per work submitted will be charged and must be paid at the time of submission. The application fee is non-refundable. Cheques should be made payable to Vivacity Culture and Leisure. Cash is also accepted on submission at the City Gallery.

Grand Prize of £1000 for the Maxwell Memorial Award.

There are also 3 runners up prizes of £250 awarded under:
• Highly Commended Award x2
• People’s Choice Award


All works should be labelled with a sticker on the back, stating your name, the title of the piece and the medium. Where a sticker cannot be attached, please secure a tag (stating the same information) to the piece.

Artwork must be delivered to The City Gallery, with a completed entry form, on one of the following dates only:

• Friday 4th July 10-4:30pm
• Saturday 5th July 10-4:30pm
• Sunday 6th July 12-3pm

If an artwork is too heavy/difficult/fragile to be moved by 1 person, please submit up to 6 good quality photographs of each work with a completed entry form. Please write your name and the title of the work on each photograph. Postal submissions will be accepted in these cases. Where necessary, please state mounting requirements. Entry forms and fees must be received by Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery by Saturday 5th July at the latest. If your art is selected from these photographs, you will be notified and you must be able to deliver the item to the Gallery on the 12th or 13th July 2014.

All artists will be issued with a receipt for your submitted artwork. Artists will need to keep this and produce it again in order to collect your work.

Entry forms will be available from early 2014 and can be picked up from the City Gallery or downloaded from the Vivacity website

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