AM I ELIGIBLE TO ENTER? The Exhibition is open to anyone with connections to the North.
CAN ANY ARTIST ENTER? We accept all artists, at any stage in their careers.
HOW DO I ENTER? Fill in the online application form.
WHAT ARTWORK CAN I SUBMIT? All work must be original, recent work and not in breach of copyright. Photographers submit gallery quality Giclee prints.
HOW MANY ARTWORKS CAN I SUBMIT? Artists are invited to submit 6 original artworks – and should focus on presenting a strong, coherent body of work.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Submission Fee: £40.00 (non-refundable).
Exhibition Fee for Accepted Artists:£105.00, which includes; contribution to display costs, advertising and promotion, and participation in our Pop-Up Shop.
The fees can be submitted online (preferably) or by cheque made payable to “Great North Art Show”.
WHAT MEDIUMS ARE ACCEPTABLE? We welcome new and innovative work across all media, techniques and approaches; including painting and mixed media, printmaking, photography, textiles, illustration and sculpture.
IS THERE A SIZE LIMIT? No – within reason!
FRAMING: All framed artwork must be presented to a gallery standard. Unframed artwork must have a minimum frame rebate of 5cm, be crisply painted, and look substantial.
Mirror plates must be attached to all work to be hung, appropriate to the size and weight of the artwork.
The Great North Art Show is a selling exhibition and reserves the right not to exhibit works that are poorly presented.
HOW DO I MEASURE MY WORK? Work should be measured without a frame, in the case of paintings. Sculpture and other 3D works should include all dimensions – H D W
HOW DO I SUBMIT MY IMAGES? Complete our ONLINE SUBMISSION FORM at the foot of the Call For Artists page. Save each image as Jpeg, Jpg, png or gif (Max 5MB per image) and label with full name, title of work, size, medium, price.
If you are unable to submit online, download and complete the application form, save images to a disk as above and post with cheque to: Wendy Orme, The Beeches, Littlethorpe, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 3LW.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY SUBMISSION IS SUCCESSFUL? You will be notified by email as soon as final judging has been completed- this will be followed up by an artist information pack.
CAN I CHANGE MY WORKS AFTER SELECTION? Any alterations to your exhibition list must be notified to GNAS by 1st August 2018 latest.
HOW DO I HAND IN MY WORK? All work should be delivered to Ripon Cathedral on Tuesday 28th August 2018, between 10.00am and 4.00pm. Parking is at the front of the Cathedral. All works must be clearly labelled on the back with the title, name of artist, medium and price. We recommend that works are protected by cellophane or protective wrapping.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I WIN A PRIZE? It will be announced and presented at the Preview Evening on Friday 1st September 2017.
HOW DO I GET TICKETS TO THE PREVIEW? You will receive two complementary tickets to the Preview Evening. If you would like additional tickets (£10), please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT ARE MYSTERY PICTURES? Artists are asked to donate one or two small sketches/studies/paintings or etchings, which will be hung as a mini exhibition. Each painting will sell for £40-£60 and the artist’s identity is only revealed after the picture has been bought. The proceeds go toward a charity in keeping with the objectives of GNAS.
WHAT IS THE POP-UP SHOP? Exhibiting artists will have the opportunity to sell smaller original works, prints and cards. The normal rate of 35% will be charged on all sales.
HOW WILL I GET PAID FOR SOLD WORKS? GNAS will send you a cheque for works sold, less the 35% commission, shortly after the end of the show.
WHEN SHOULD I COLLECT UNSOLD WORKS? All unsold works must be collected from Ripon Cathedral by Monday 26th September 2016 as there is little space in the Cathedral.