Frequently Asked Questions

Great North Art Show Artists’ FAQ

AM I ELIGIBLE TO ENTER?
The Exhibition is Open to All with a connection to the North

CAN ANY ARTIST ENTER?
All artists, professional or emerging, are invited to submit six works of art.

HOW DO I ENTER?
Fill in the Online Application Form.

WHAT ART WORK CAN I SUBMIT?
All artwork must be original recent work and not in breach of Copyright rules. Photographers may submit Gallery quality Giclee prints. Whilst we do not have a size restriction, if they are very large we ask for consideration and to use your discretion and maybe reduce it to 4.

HOW MANY ARTWORKS CAN I SUBMIT?
Artists are invited to submit six original recent/new works of art and to focus on presenting a strong coherent “body of work”. All Exhibition Artists’ work is hung and presented as a “Body of Work”.

HOW DO I SUBMIT MY ARTWORK?
Complete the Online Submission Form with details of each work of art – Artists Name – Title of Work, Medium, Size in cms, and price (to include 35% Commission Fee).

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Artist Submission Fee £40.00 (non refundable). Exhibition Participation Fee £110 – as a contribution towards display boards, artists promotion, advertising and Pop Up Shop costs. The fees are paid online through Paypal at the time of Application.

WHAT MEDIUMS ARE ACCEPTABLE?
We welcome and encourage new innovative work across all media as well as new techniques and approaches – involving painting, mixed media, printmaking, textiles, illustration, wall ceramics, sculpture to photography and video film making.

IS THERE A SIZE LIMIT? NO – within reason!
If artwork is very large or weighty we invite artists to take this into consideration and if needs be discuss it with a member of the Management team via: info@greatnorthartshow.co.uk

FRAMING & PRESENTATION OF WORK
All artwork presented must be to a Gallery standard; if not the organisers reserve the right to exclude work from the ExhibitIon. Unframed artwork must have a minimum frame rebate of 5cm. The rebate must be clean and crisply painted and look substantial otherwise it may not be hung. Mirror Plates must be attached to all work to be hung, and be adequate for the size and weight of the exhibit. If artwork is presented to the exhibition without its mirror plates there will be a surcharge of £5 per work. The Exhibition organisers reserve the right to refuse work that is not presented to a professional standard.

HOW DO I MEASURE MY WORK?
Pictures must be measured without frame: H x W in cms. Sculpture, wall ceramics and other 3D works must be measured to include all dimensions: H x D x W in cms.

WHAT HAPPENS IF MY SUBMISSION IS SUCCESSFUL? (The closing date for entries is 16th June 2019).
Judging will commence a week later and once completed the successful artists will be informed by email. This will be followed up with an Exhibiting Artists Information Pack with final submission forms for the Main Exhibition and Pop Up Shop to complete confirmation. The deadline for receiving final conformation forms is 20th July 2019.

CAN I CHANGE MY WORKS AFTER SELECTION?
The judging of the artwork is based on art presented and how it will work in the exhibition as a whole. Alterations will be accepted as long as they do not conflict with the work originally presented – notification of alterations need to be received no later than 20th July 2019, if possible.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN A PRIZE?
The Artists Prize Awards will be announced and presented at the Preview Evening on Friday 30th August in Ripon Cathedral.

HOW DO I GET TICKETS FOR THE PREVIEW?
Each Artists receives 2 Complimentary Tickets on Handing in Day. Additional tickets can be purchased and paid for online (£12) or at the door on the night (£15).

WHAT IS THE POP UP SHOP?
This is open to all Exhibiting Artists as a place to sell smaller original artwork (mounted but unframed), prints and cards. 35% Commission is charged on all sales. It is very popular.

WHAT ARE MYSTERY PICTURES?
Artists are invited to donate one or two small works of art (£40 – £60) to be hung as a mini exhibition by the Pop Up Shop. The artist’s identity is only revealed when purchased. All proceeds go to Charity.

HOW DO I GET PAID FOR SOLD WORK?
After the end of the Exhibition all sales will be processed and the Great North Art Show will pay you by BACS for work sold, less the 35% Commission Fee.

HOW DO I HAND IN MY WORK?
Tuesday 27th August 2019 at Ripon Cathedral. 10.00 – 4.00pm

WHEN DO I COLLECT UNSOLD WORK?
Monday 23rd September 2019 at Ripon Cathedral.10.30 – 4.00pm. WLO/2019

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