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Clitheroe Contemporary Open Exhibition 2024

The Clitheroe Contemporary Open Exhibition 2024 is open to amateur, professional and student fine artists to enter. Submit work to be selected to feature in this multi venue exhibition in Clitheroe. Whether you are already a professional exhibiting in galleries or a talented amateur looking to show your work for the first time this is a great opportunity to exhibit at the Clitheroe Contemporary Festival.

Entry Questions and Answers.

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The Clitheroe Contemporary Open Exhibition 2024 is open to amateur, professional and student fine artists. From age 11 +

Any type of fine art can be submitted

Work can be:
2D up to a max. of 180cm (H) and must be mirror plated,
3D pieces up to a max. of 80cm (H) x 80cm (W) x 30cm(D).

Each applicant may submit up to a total of two works, all of which may or may not be selected, as display space is limited. Work submitted must be available from 1st June – 29th June. Artists work that is awarded a prize will go on to be exhibited until the end of July/August.

2D work must be mirror plated.

Pieces cannot be substituted after being selected. We reserve the right not to display work, which has been damaged in transit, is not professionally mounted/presented or does not meet expectations of quality on arrival.

Apply online by the deadline of the 5th May fill in the form and upload your JPEG images. A selection panel will view all the applications digitally on the 14th May from the images you upload, not the actual pieces, entrants will be notified by the 19th May of their success.

All work entered must be available for sale

The price you state on the entry form must be the wholesale/artist price (without commission) This is so that we know the value for insurance purposes whether for sale or not.

A 25% commission will be added to all prices to be submitted and all artists must agree that for any sales the 25% commission will be taken by Clitheroe Contemporary festival for use in supporting local artist and art events in the area.

All entrants pay an entry fee of £10. This is a single fee, whether you have 0, 1 or 2 artworks accepted. Student entries are free if attending a state education establishment.

5th May – Deadline for submissions
14th May – Selection panel
19th May – All entrants will be notified by email of the panel’s decisions
30th, 31st May and 1st June – Artists Drop off selected artworks at Platform Gallery
14th –  23rd June – Exhibition Open to the public
16th June – Winners announcement at main festival hub, Holmes Mill
27-29th June Artists to collect unsold work from Platform Gallery

6th July – end July/August TBC Award winners exhibition

Entries are now closed for 2024. Any enquiries please contact open@clitheroecontemporary.co.uk