Call For Artists

Great North Art Show 2018

This is your opportunity to be part our hugely successful Best Selling Yorkshire Art Exhibition!

Great North Art Show is an independent, charitable trust run entirely by volunteers.

Established in 2001 the Great North Art Show is an annual, open exhibition to promote the quality and diversity of contemporary art in the North, in the magnificent and unique setting of Ripon Cathedral.

Following its success last year, exhibiting artists will be able to sell original artworks, limited edition prints and cards at the Pop-Up Shop.

There will also be a Mystery Pictures 2018 sale in aid of charity, and we hope you will take part by donating one or two sketches, studies, paintings, prints or etchings for this very popular part of the show.

The following prizes are awarded by an independent panel of judges each year

  • Best Picture in Show: £1000
  • Best Artist and Body of Work in Show: £1000
  • Best Print or Etching in Show: £750

About This Year’s Event

We are inviting painters, printmakers, illustrators, textile artists, photographers and sculptors to submit six artworks to be hung as a body of work


There is a (total) exhibition fee of £145. This includies a non-refundable charge of £40 which is required for your initial application. This can be submitted online.  Only ACCEPTED artists will pay the outstanding £105, upon selection.

  1. Online Application Form BELOW ↓
  2. Artists T & C or download the pdf here»

(If you are unable to submit on line please contact:


  • 10th June 2018:  Closing date for submissions
  • Monday 16th July:  Final date for Mystery Pictures
  • Tuesday 28th August:  Delivery Day, 10.00am-4.00pm
  • Friday 31st August:  Preview Evening, 6.45 – 8.30pm
  • Monday 24th September:  Collect unsold artwork

Artist’s Application Form


Please complete ALL the required fields

Then SUBMIT your application

Please be patient while the system uploads your images. This may take a few minutes depending on your broadband connection speed. Do not refresh the page. Once the images have uploaded you will be re-directed to the PAYPAL login screen.

If you have any problems please contact Wendy Orme


Tel: 01765 603534 | Mobile 07803136067


Your Name (required)
Your Email (required)
Your Address
Your Best Contact Number
Your Website URL
Artist's Statement (A5 = 80 words)
Upload Picture 1/6 (Max 5MB)
Picture 1/6 Details
Upload Picture 2/6 (Max 5MB)
Picture 2/6 Details
Upload Picture 3/6 (Max 5MB)
Picture 3/6 Details
Upload Picture 4/6 (Max 5MB)
Picture 4/6 Details
Upload Picture 5/6 (Max 5MB)
Picture 5/6 Details
Upload Picture 6/6 (Max 5MB)
Picture 6/6 Details
I have read and accept GNAS 2018 Terms and Conditions

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Meanwhile, if you have any queries, please contact Wendy Orme

Email: | Tel: 01765 603534 | 07803136067


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