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the open west 2015

how to apply

Submission fee £34.00 for up to four works

Deadline for entries is Friday 20 February 2015


. online applications must be submitted by midnight 20.2.15 .

. postal applications must be postmarked 20.2.15 .


applying online

Simply complete a 4 step online form. Upload images and make payment securely online

apply online

applying by post

Simply download, print and complete the application form, and send with images on disc, together with CV and artist statement. Make payment securely online (clearly note method on application form) OR send fee by cheque - noting name and address on reverse

download postal entry form

conditions of entry 2015

the open west is an annual open submission 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. There are no geographical restrictions. All artists over 18 can apply. Work should be recent. Proposals for new or site specific works will also be considered - size limitations are according to available space

There are no geographical restrictions - all artists over 18 can apply

Up to 45 artists will be included in the six week exhibition, each with the possibility of showing more than one work

selection the 2015 exhibition will be selected by Lyn Cluer Coleman and Sarah Goodwin, with artists Neville Gabie and Alastair Gordon. Selection will be from a maximum of four works. All artists selected for the exhibition will be invited to the Private View on Friday 15 May

opportunities artists may be invited to participate in the 2015 education programme, working with Llanthony Priory and Gloucestershire College, and in a day of artists in conversation. Award winners will receive £500

reproduction of images if selected for the exhibition, the artist agrees to the reproduction (at no fee) of their work in association with the exhibition (included in the publicity, press, website and publications of the open west, The Wilson and the University of Gloucestershire)

application fee £34.00 for four works. Fee payable by PayPal, bank transfer or cheque. Unfortunately there can be no refund if an artist's work is not selected for the exhibition

deadline for entries Friday 20 February 2015. Artists whose work is selected for exhibition will be notified by Monday 9 March 2015

delivery artists will be asked to deliver the works to The Wilson in Cheltenham from 10 to 12 May (or by arrangement with the curators)

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. It is strongly advised that each artist takes out their own commercial insurance to cover their work in transit, in storage and at the exhibition

collection exhibitors will be expected to collect their work promptly at the end of the exhibition, on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 June

sale of works commission on sales will be 35% (to be included in price if work is for sale). 25% of this commission plus VAT is payable to The Wilson, the remainder towards administration costs of the open west


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