West Lancashire OPEN Exhibition 2016, Chapel Gallery

Deadline: Delivery dates – Friday 1 or Saturday 2 July 2016.

WHAT: Annual Open Exhibition
WHO: Artists working in any media wishing to exhibit.
WHEN: Work is exhibited from 16 July to 7 September 2016
DEADLINE: Delivery dates are Friday 1 or Saturday 2 July between 10am and 4.30pm

AWARDS:
£800 First Prize, £400 Second Prize, £200 Third Prize. Commendations are also awarded.

STUDENT PRIZE:
£150 is awarded for the best student work. To be considered, please write ‘Student’ on each works label/tag and show your ID on delivery.

PEOPLES’ PRIZE:
A showcase exhibition and £150 is awarded to the artist who receives the most visitors votes.

PROCEDURE FOR SUBMISSIONS
Artwork Receiving Days:
All artwork must be submitted to the Chapel Gallery on Friday 1 or Saturday 2 July between 10am and 4.30pm with a completed Entry Form, a 1st Class Stamp and payment*. All two-dimensional work must be mirror-plated (if specific/bespoke fixings are
necessary please discuss with the gallery ahead of the delivery dates).

Large-Scale Work:
Two-dimensional works – if in excess of 1m2, submit by photograph only.
Three-dimensional works – if over 1m in height/depth or over 15kg in weight, submit by photograph only.

Submissions made by photograph (as above) must be delivered to the gallery by Friday 1 July with a completed Entry Form, a 1st Class Stamp and payment. Please include a phone number and be prepared to deliver your artwork on Tuesday 5 or Wednesday 6 July
if selected.

*A non-returnable submission fee of £10 for one work and £15 for two works (£5 and £8 for students and other concessions) is payable on submission of work with your completed Entry Form. Cheques must be made payable to West Lancashire Borough Council or WLBC.

SELECTION COMMITTEE:
Artworks are exhibited at the discretion of the Selection Committee including Guest Judges,
Arthur Roberts, Artist, Curator and Director of LOOP, Jane Fairhurst, Artist, Curator and Director of Cross Street Arts, with Helen Juste, Arts Development Manager, WLBC, and Ruth Owen, Gallery Officer, WLBC. The selection process cannot be discussed under any circumstances.

For full details, visit the website.