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Open Exhibition Callout for Submissions

Are you an artist?

All local amateur and professional artists are invited to submit up to three works in any medium, in our annual Open Exhibition, supported by Alternative Packaging Solutions, which will be from Saturday 5th October until Saturday 26 October.

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 Sunday 15 September.

Please submit your application through the following link:


Allen Gallery Open Exhibition 2019 Terms and Conditions

Who can enter? Submissions are open to all.

How many works can I enter? Up to 3 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 Supplies will be presented to the overall winner

The exhibition will open on Saturday 5th October at 10.30am. It will close on Saturday 26th October at 4.30pm.

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 2 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, 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 Museum 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 Wednesday 2nd October, 2-4pm.

All applicants will be notified whether their artwork has been selected by telephone or email before this date.

Collection of exhibited works: The exhibition closes on Saturday 26th October. Following the exhibition, all unsold work must be collected on: Tuesday 29th October between 2pm and 4pm.

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.

For more information, please email alton.museums@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

  • Open Exhibition 2019


Allen Gallery

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

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