Less than 4 Weeks left to Enter the Summer Exhibition
Entry Deadline Midnight 2 June 2013
Who May Enter
Terms & Conditions
Any artist living anywhere in the world may enter. All work must be original, conceived and executed solely by the artist (with the exception of casts or other foundry production), and completed since January 2012 (within 18 months of the exhibition).
All media except reproductions, film and video are eligible for exhibition. Work cannot exceed 48in (122cm) in any direction (inclusive of packing if coming from abroad) or 50 lbs. in weight. There will be no provision for work requiring special installation or electricity.
There is a limit of six entries per artist. Over the past 3 years the judges have stated that they find it easier to choose work by artists they have seen several entries from, as opposed to single entries. Therefore, in order to encourage multiple submissions, which are clearly to an artists' advantage, the fees for entries subsequent to the first submission have been reduced.
The Summer 2013 fees for online entries are:
£20 for the first submission,
£30 for up to 3 entries,
£50 for up to 6 entries,
The Young Artist fees for online entries are:
£18 for the first young artist (under 22 years) submission,
£25 for up to 3 entries
£40 for up to 6 entries,
The fees for postal entries are:
£24 for the first submission, and £10 for each additional entry,
£22 for the first young artist (under 22 years) submission, and £8 for each additional entry.
To enter by post, click here for a postal entry form.
Stage 1 - submission by image
Selection in the first instance will be made from photographs or digital images. All entries must reach the exhibition office by 2nd June 2013. Any entries received after this will be invalid.
Three images per work may be submitted to include a detail or alternate angle for three dimensional work. The image of the work must be of the work entered, in other words, entries must represent actual work(s) to be exhibited. The work shown on the image must be available, if shortlisted, for stage 2 of the competition and the exhibition itself.
The judging panel will view all images entered during stage 1. This process is anonymous: jurors are not given the names of the artists but have access to information such as title, size and medium. Images must be free of any added watermarks or the artists name. An artist's signature which is part of the work is allowed.
As a result of this process, the jury will shortlist approximately 250 works that are to progress through to stage 2.
By submitting an entry, the artist agrees to the reproduction of their work (at no fee) in association with the exhibition or any other submission organised by owners of Cork Street Open Exhibitions (including publicity, press, website, and printed or electronic catalogues).
Stage 2 - final judging
Works that are shortlisted must be delivered to the gallery in London. See below for transportation options.
In stage 2 the judges will view and discuss each work individually to select approximately 180-200 works (depending in size) for the final exhibition to be shown in two galleries. With the exception of the Visitor's Choice Award, they will also make the decision about prize-winners at this time.
Cork Street Open Exhibition and the jurors reserve the right to accept or reject any piece for inclusion in the show. The organizers of Cork Street Open Exhibition reserve the right to refuse to exhibit any work it deems unacceptable due to poor craftsmanship or significant departure from photograph or digital representation.
Option 1 - Delivery & Collection to the Gallery
Delivery in person or by courier to the gallery must be on either Sunday, August 4th or Monday August 5th 2013, between 10-4pm ONLY.
Artists are responsible for all expenses relating to the delivery of their works to and from the gallery whether delivered in person or by courier.
Option 2 - International & Courier Submissions via our transport partners Picture Post or Art Moves of Chelsea.
Artists who wish to submit work but are not able to deliver to London can deliver your work in person or by courier, or hand in your work at various collection points located throughout the UK (see below). This is at the artistís expense.
From Surrey, Sussex, Kent or Bristol contact Art Moves - 02073 527492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From outside the UK, or anywhere else contact Picture Post - 01302 711011 Mobile: 07833 450788 or email email@example.com
It is the artistís responsibility to pay for packaging and return shipping of unsold or uncollected works after the exhibition.
If shortlisted for stage 2 and the exhibition, all work(s) are entered at the artistís risk. The organizers and Transport Partners will not be liable for any loss or damage however caused, either in transit to and from the exhibition, or during any period of storage, packing or unpacking, or in any period in which the work may be on their premises or in their keeping.
It is strongly advised that artists take out their own commercial insurance to cover their work in transit (two-way), throughout the judging period and, if selected, during the exhibition itself.
All work shortlisted, but not selected for the exhibition may be collected from the Cork Street Gallery any time during the exhibition's open hours, 9-16 August, or between 6-8pm 16 August or 10am-2pm on 17 August 2013.
All exhibitors will be required to collect unsold work from the gallery between 6-8pm 16 August or 10am-2pm on 17 August 2013.
Any work to be collected from the gallery that requires packing by the exhibition organisers will incur a £20 packing fee which must be paid to The Cork Street Open Exhibition before the work will be released to the courier.
All works must be for sale at the exhibition, prices set by the artist, and Cork Street Open Exhibition will retain 40% of the selling price. All sales of exhibited work must be undertaken by Cork Street Open Exhibition during the exhibition period. Payment of all prizes and for work sold during the exhibition will be issued to Artists less the 40% commission no later than six weeks after the close of the exhibition.
The judgeís names and details will be posted on the website as they are confirmed.