how to apply
Conditions of Entry 2013:
the open west is an annual open competition and exhibition inviting work from national and international artists practising contemporary and conceptual art. Work submitted can include painting, installation, film and sound, textile, photography, ceramics, drawing and print, performance, sculpture, glass, metal and plastics. Continuing an exploration of fine art forms, the selection of work for 2013 will also examine the skills of the contemporary maker and include experimental and digital technologies together with traditional processes. There are no geographical restrictions. Artists must be over 21. Work should be recent. Size limitations are according to available space.
Up to 40 artists will be included in the exhibition, each with the possibility of showing more than one work at each venue.
application fee £32.00 for first two images, additional images £5 each (maximum 6 images). Fee payable by bank transfer, cheque, postal order or PayPal:
delivery artists will be asked to deliver the works to Newark Park from 24 to 28 June
deadline for entries Tuesday 2 April 2013. Artists whose work is selected for exhibition will be notified by Friday 19 April 2013
insurance Although every care will be taken of submitted application material, responsibility for loss and damage cannot be accepted. If shortlisted for the exhibition the artist is responsible for the costs of transportation of the work to and from the specified venue. The organisers will not be responsible for any loss or damage either in transit to and from the exhibition, or during any period of storage, packing or unpacking, or in any period in which the work may be at the exhibition venue.
collection exhibitors will be expected to collect their work promptly at the end of the exhibition, on Thursday 7 and Friday 8 November 2013 (or by arrangement with the curators)
sale of works commission on sales will be 30% (to be included in sale price if appropriate)
1 completed application form
2 appropriate application fee
3 work presented in your chosen format (ie on disc or proposal) Mark both disc and case with name
4 one page cv plus short statement about the work
5 notification will be by email (provide stamped addressed envelope for postal reply if required)
6 A5 stamped addressed envelope if you require return of submitted application material
send completed application forms by 2 April 2013 to:
the open west
PO Box 344
Glos GL5 3WA
07594 354 791
07714 242 522