If you experience problems with the online entry process, including payments by PayPal, or if you have any questions about entering the Open Exhibition that cannot be answered by reading the Conditions of Entry, or by looking at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the administration fee of £10 per artist or per work?
The administration is per artist and is non-returnable. Artists may only enter once, with a maximum of 3 works.
I am a student, do I need to pay?
Yes, the administration fee is payable by all artists.
Is there a maximum or minimum size limit for works to be submitted?
There is no minimum size limit, but the maximum size of work, in its largest dimension including frame, is 85cms.
I would like to put forward a piece of work that was created over 2
years ago, would this be acceptable?
No, only works produced within the last 2 years are acceptable.
I do not have digital images of my work, what should I do?
We are trying to encourage all applicants to enter online in order to reduce our paper usage and speed up the application process. However, if you are unable to process an application online, please contact the organisers of the Open Exhibition, via email@example.com for further details about postal entries.
What resolution should my images be?
Ideally all images should be 300dpi but with a maximum file size of 1MB and between 1000 x 3000 pixels resolution; min 1000 x 1000 and max. 3000 x 3000 pixels. Only JPEG file formats are acceptable. Each image file must be named with your surname, first name and brief title e.g. SmithJohn_WinterTrees.jpg. Whilst work titles may be too long to be used as image names, a section of your title would be adequate.
I cannot upload my images, what should I do?
Check that each of your image files is between 1000 x 3000 pixels; min 1000 x 1000 and max. 3000 x 3000 pixels., 1MB or less and that it is a JPEG file format. If you still encounter problems, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t have a PayPal account does this matter?
No, you do not need to have a registered PayPal account in order to enter online. Once you are linked through to the PayPal payment page, you will be asked to input your credit card details on the secure PayPal website. Those with PayPal accounts are given the option to sign in if they wish.
I want to pay by cheque or cash.
Cheque or cash payments are not acceptable as we are trying to encourage all applicants to enter and pay online. However, if you are unable to process an application online, please contact the organisers of the Open Exhibition, email@example.com
When will I hear if I have been shortlisted?
All artists will be notified by Friday 20 September 2019 if they have been selected for exhibition. If you have not heard by this date unfortunately your work has not been accepted. Due to limited resources, we will not be able to give feedback on the reason for your work not being selected.
When must my work be available until?
All work accepted for exhibition must be available from 18 October until 20 October 2019
Does the work need to be framed?
No, work does not have to be framed, but should be fixed with a suitable hanging wire.