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Open Art Exhibition 2018: Reflections

Mon 24 Sep 2018 to Wed 17 Oct 2018

Applications are invited for this year’s exhibition on the theme ‘REFLECTIONS’.


If you would like to submit an original drawing, painting, print, 3D work or textile for consideration:


  1. Read the instructions and information below
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Bring the completed form along with your work/s to the Flavel on
    Sunday 23 September by arrangement,
    or between 9am and 11am on Monday 24 September 2018
    Please contact tara@theflavel.org.uk for more information

  4. The exhibition ‘REFLECTIONS’ will open on Monday 24 September 2016 from 4pm and run until Wednesday 17 October 2018.


    You are invited to submit up to two original works for consideration by the judges.


    If successful your work/s will be hung and be on display and available for sale for the length of the exhibition. Collection for unsold items is during the morning of Wednesday 17 October, before midday.


    Submitting work costs £5 per piece entered, payable on drop off.


    Prizes are generously sponsored by The David Alexander Open Art Exhibition Fund. The Winners prize is £200 cash, and the runner up will receive a £50 Flavel gift voucher.


    Please read the following before you complete an application form:


    Who can submit artworks?

    Everyone and anyone can bring in their work for consideration.


    What type of work can be submitted?

    We are accepting original drawings, paintings and prints, 3D work and textiles.  


    What Size can the work be?

    Any size up to a maximum of 150 cm wide and /or 150cm in height (framed).


    How many pieces of work can be submitted?

    Up to 2 works per artist.


    How do the works need to be presented?

    Framed and with a horizontal wire on fixed to the reverse - ready to be hung

    All works need to be accompanied by an application form

    Please adhere your name and title of the work to each piece

    Please remove all packaging on delivery and take the packaging away with you


    Who will judge the artworks?

    The names of the judges are yet to be finalised, however there will be a panel of between three to five judges, including Richard Alexander.


    How will the works be judged?

    After all the works have been dropped off on Sunday 23 (time by prior arrangement) and Monday 24 September the panel will select those that relate to the theme of ‘REFLECTIONS’, fit within the parameters of size and presentation and, most importantly, are of a high quality, bringing together the artists intent, the visual result and the calibre of execution.

    Winners prize is £200 cash (generously supported by the David Alexander Open Art Fund) and the runner up will receive a £50 Flavel gift voucher.

    The judge’s decision is final and to make sure that we treat everyone fairly and with tact, the judges will not comment about the selection process or why a work was/wasn’t chosen.

    This process will happen in the afternoon between 1pm and 3pm. This will be done in private with only the judging panel present. The prize winners will be notified by telephone.


    How much are the selected works fees?

    There is a small charge of £5 per piece selected. This money will go towards the marketing and running of the exhibition.


    What happens to the works that are not selected or sold?

    All unselected works will need to be collected between 6pm and 8pm on Monday 24 September. Due to limited storage space at the Flavel we cannot guarantee the safe-keeping of works that are left after 8pm on this day. The £5 entry fee will be refunded upon collection of your work.

    All unsold works to be collected at end of show on between between 9am and 11.30am on Wednesday17 October.


    Where will the exhibition take place?

    The works will be hung on the first floor of the Flavel, in the bar/gallery. Depending on the number and suitability of selected work, we may also display some pieces in the entrance foyer and on the second floor at the top of the stairs, and in the studio.


    When will the exhibition be open and who will see it?

    The exhibition will be open to the public from 4pm Monday 24 September to Wednesday 17 October (take down Wednesday 17 October). Our opening hours are 9.00am – 9.00pm Monday to Saturday and for a limited time on Sundays, usually 1 hour before the scheduled film.


    There will be a Private View on Tuesday 25 September from 5.30-7pm to which all applicants are invited to bring their families and friends and the Flavel Bar will be open.


    Will the artwork in the exhibition be for sale and where do the proceeds go?

    We would hope that all the artwork in the exhibition is for sale and strongly advise anyone submitting a work for consideration to suggest a reasonable selling price (please write this information on the application form).


    All sales will be processed by the Flavel Box Office and the Flavel will retain 25% of the sales price to cover sales charges and administration costs plus VAT. For example if you would like your work to be priced at £250. The Flavel will retain £75 (£62.50 commission plus 12.50 VAT). The remainder of the money (eg £250 - £75 = £175) will be paid to the artist by cheque or BACs at the end of the exhibition.

    We would hope that most buyers would be happy to leave the work hanging until the end of the exhibition and would collect their acquisition on Wednesday 17 October before midday, however in some cases we may permit the buyer to take the work away on the day of purchase.