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Open Art Exhibition 202: Call Out for Submissions

Are you an artist?

All local amateur and professional artists are invited to submit up to three works in any medium to our annual Open Exhibition, proudly sponsored by Alternative Packaging Solutions. The exhibition will be open from Saturday 9 January until Saturday 10 February.

All applications need to be submitted online, including a photograph of the work being submitted. A final selection for the exhibition will then be made by our judging panel. A non-refundable entry fee of £3.00 per work applies, which is payable even if your work is not displayed in the final exhibition.

All applications must be received by Saturday 30 November.

Please submit your application through the following link:



Allen Gallery Open Exhibition 2021 Terms and Conditions


Who can enter?

Submissions are open to all.


How many works can I enter?

Up to three works in any medium e.g. painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, photography, textiles, pottery etc. No artwork that has previously been on display in any other exhibition at the Allen Gallery will be selected. Individual forms must be completed for online submissions.


How much does it cost?

Entry costs £3.00 per artwork. This entry fee is non-refundable, even if your artwork is not selected for the final exhibition.


Prize: A prize kindly supplied by Alternative Packaging Solutions will be presented to the overall winner of the Judge's Choice and People's Choice categories. 


The exhibition will open on Saturday 9 January at 10.30am. It will close on Saturday 20 February at 3.30pm.


How do I present my work?

If possible, all pictures should be framed, or be on canvas capable of having mirror plates attached at the side. Mirror plates are available in most hardware shops. All work should have two labels - one on the back of the item and the other, a tie-on label attached by a long piece of string (the string should be long enough to hang over the front of the artwork). Both labels should state your name, the title of the artwork and selling price if it is for sale.


What happens if my work is sold?

You will be notified if your work is sold. Payment will be made to you after the close of the exhibition, less a sales commission fee of 25%.


Is my work insured?

No, all artwork is displayed at the owner’s risk.


Judgement of works: All entries will be judged by an independent panel, their decision is final. The gallery will not enter into discussion regarding individual entries or artists.

The People’s Choice award will be given to the artwork which receives the most votes at the end of the exhibition.


Handing in of selected artworks is on Tuesday 5 January and Wednesday 6 January.

All applicants will be notified whether their artwork has been selected by telephone or email before this date. To enable social distancing and limit numbers you will be assigned a two hour delivery window on one of these two days.


Collection of exhibited works: the exhibition closes on Saturday 20 February. Following the exhibition, all unsold work must be collected on: Tuesday 23 February or Wednesday 24 February. You will be assigned a two hour collection window on one of those two days to enable us to maintain social distancing and limit numbers on site.


After this date, the Allen Gallery reserves the right to dispose of any uncollected work due to lack of storage space, unless another arrangement has been made.

Copyright of all exhibited work remains the property of the artist.

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Allen Gallery

Address: Allen Gallery, Church Street, Alton GU34 2BW
Telephone: 01420 82802

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