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Red House Museum Open Art Exhibition 2018

The Red House Museum Open Art Exhibition is a premier showcase event, celebrating the rich and diverse skills of our local artists and crafts people.

The Open Exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for artists from both amateur and professional backgrounds to demonstrate their artistic skills and creative vision.

Artwork will be available for purchase. This is a wonderful opportunity to support local artists and pick up some unique Christmas gifts.

Information for submitting artists:

Price: £100 Bookends gift voucher for the overall winner.

Your entry can be a sculpture, painting, drawing, print or photograph. Up to three works can be submitted.

Entries can be made online, by submitting digital images of your works along with your online application using the form below. Entry fees apply - see terms and conditions below.

Entry form

Terms and Conditions

You must live or study within Dorset or Hampshire.

You can submit your entries until the closing date - Monday 5 November 2018

This year’s exhibition opens 24 November 2018 to 12 January 2019

The prize giving and official opening will be on Saturday 24 November 2018.

If possible all pictures should be framed or be on canvas capable of having mirror plates attached at the side. 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, title of the artwork and selling price if it is for sale.

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%.

All artwork is displayed at the owner’s risk and must arrange their own insurance of individual 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.

Handing in of selected artworks is on Wednesday 21st November, 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 12th January 2018. Following the exhibition, all unsold work must be collected on: Tuesday 15th January between 2pm and 4pm. After this date, the Red House Museum 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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Red House Museum and Gardens

Address: Red House Museum and Gardens, Quay Road, Christchurch, BH23 1BU
Telephone: 01202 482860

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