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St Barbe Open Exhibition 2019

Exhibition Starts: March 23 - 10:00am
Ends: June 2 - 4:00pm

SCROLL DOWN for submissions opening: Saturday 2 February 2019 
Deadline for submissions: Sunday 24 February 2019 

View Terms and Conditions here

Notification of successful submissions published on website: Thursday 7 March 2019. In 2018 the St Barbe 19th Open made a very successful transition to the new gallery spaces and a new online entry method with the largest ever submission and just under a hundred works exhibited. The resulting exhibition was the best yet and we hope that this year’s exhibition will prove even more popular. Since it was established in 2000 the Open has become one the highlights of the local arts calendar, drawing artists from Hampshire, Dorset and beyond.

The exhibition is open to paintings, prints, drawings and three-dimensional works and is selected by a panel of professional artists and curators. A host of prizes and a chance to exhibit in the new galleries are drawing more and more entries. The stiff competition for selection means that the standard gets higher every year, providing a treat for our visitors and a chance to buy high quality affordable art. This is a selling exhibition.

This year’s prizes include:

• Specsavers, Lymington People’s Choice Award (£250)

• The Blake Morgan Award for best painting (£250)

• The Mary and John Symons Memorial Award for best print (£250)

• The Coastal Gallery Award for best contemporary abstract work (£100)

• The Ted Marsh Award for best work by an artist aged 18-21 (£100)

• The Beaulieu Fine Arts Award for best work by a non-professional artist (£50 of framing)

Please use the form below to submit and pay for your art work submission

Details of Work 1:

(H x W or H x W x D for sculpture – measurements in cm)

(for prints and bronzes only)

Details of Work 2:

(H x W or H x W x D for sculpture – measurements in cm)

(for prints and bronzes only)

Please tick if applicable:

View Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Entry

Key Dates

Website open for submissions: Saturday 2 February 2019
Deadline for submissions: Sunday 24 February 2019
Notification of successful submissions published on website: Thursday 7 March 2019
Handing in days at the museum: Thursday 14 or Friday 15 March 2019
Private View: Thursday 21 March 2019, 6-8pm
Exhibition opens: Friday 22 March 2019
Exhibition closes: Sunday 2 June 2019
Collection days for unsold works: Tuesday 4 June and Wednesday 5 June

Basic Entry Requirements

Each artist may submit a maximum of two works
These cannot have previously been exhibited at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery
We recommend that artists submit recent work (ideally from the last three years)
Works will be available for sale unless the artist requests otherwise

Cost Of Entry

£8 per work or £15 for two works
£5 per work for students (who must provide evidence that they are in full-time study)
Entry fees are non-returnable

Submitting Works
All submissions must be made via the St Barbe website: www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk
All artists must submit one image of each work
Images should be as clear as possible and of the submitted work
Images should be jpeg files and not exceed 3MB in size
Image files must be named with the artist’s name and the title of the work
Please contact the museum if you do not have access to a computer
For 3D works please submit one image only that best represents the work

All successful submissions must be delivered to the museum on Thursday 14 or Friday 15 February 2019 (10am – 5pm)

Eligible Works

The exhibition is for paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture

Two-Dimensional Work
For 2D works there is a size restriction: no work should exceed 1m in either height or width (including frame)
Reproductions of paintings or drawings (e.g. giclée prints) are not eligible
All printmaking techniques are eligible (woodcut, lithograph, etching, screen print and digital)
Digital prints are eligible if it is clear to the selectors that they are original artworks made by the creative use of digital technology and not simply photographs or reproductions

Three-Dimensional Work
For sculpture there is a size restriction: the maximum floor/plinth space is 50cm x 50cm
Sculpture must not weigh more than 30kg and must be easily portable
Artists should provide display instructions where necessary
Artists should consider the health and safety implications of exhibiting in a public space
Where an artwork is deemed to be a health and safety risk St Barbe Museum reserves the right not to display it

Frames And Fixings

All framed works will be hung with mirror plates so works must be suitably framed
All existing fixtures should be removed from the back of the work
St Barbe Museum will attach its own fixings for display
Metal frames and clip frames are not acceptable
Box canvases are acceptable provided they have a wooden stretcher strong enough to take the museum's fixings

Labelling

Labels must be printed from the file provided on the museum website
Labels must be securely fixed to the work with string long enough for the label to hang over the front of the picture
The artist’s name, address, contact number and the picture title should be marked clearly on the back of 2D works or on a label attached to 3D works
The top of abstract works should also be marked on the back of the frame

Notification Of Successful Entries

Successful submissions to the exhibition will be published on the museum website on Thursday 7 March

Delivery

Artists are responsible for transport to and from St Barbe Museum
St Barbe Museum will not cover any costs relating to transport or the return of work (including postage and packing)
Works should be delivered unwrapped (there will be space for artists to unwrap works on arrival – all wrappings must be taken away by the artist)

Insurance

St. Barbe Museum will take all reasonable care in handling and safeguarding works submitted
However, work is submitted at the artist’s own risk and it is strongly recommended that artists make their own insurance arrangements

Sale Of Work

The price stated on the submission is the exhibition selling price and this must include St Barbe Museum’s commission of 35% (including VAT)
Editioned prints can also be sold unframed, artists must provide an appropriate unframed price
Artists will be informed of orders for unframed prints via e-mail once payment has been received by St Barbe Museum
Artists must mail or deliver the work to the purchaser within 2 weeks of the notifying email
The artist is responsible for all postage and packing costs

Copyright

Copyright of the work remains with the artist
However, by submitting online and accepting the exhibition terms and conditions the artist agrees that their work can be used for the promotion of St Barbe Museum and its exhibitions
We may contact you regarding promotional fundraising postcards for the event

Collection

Unsold work can be collected from St Barbe Museum on Tuesday 4 June and Wednesday 5 June 2019
To collect your work please bring some form of ID
If a third party is collecting they must bring that ID or a letter stating they have permission to remove the work on the artist’s behalf
Works that have not been collected on the above dates will incur a storage charge of £15 per work per week
If any work submitted has not been collected within 3 months, St Barbe Museum shall be entitled to, without prior notice to the artist, sell or otherwise dispose of such works and to devote any proceeds of such sale or other disposal as it may think fit in its absolute discretion

Prizes

The following prizes are offered this year:

The Specsavers People’s Choice Award (£250)
The Blake Morgan Award for best painting (£250)
The Mary and John Symons Memorial Award for best print (£250)
The Coastal Gallery Award for best contemporary abstract work (£100)
The Ted Marsh Award for best work by an artist aged 18-21 (£100)
The Beaulieu Fine Arts Award for best work by a non-professional artist (£50 of framing)