Key themes for inspiration: Wild Places, Endangered British Species (Birds, Marine life, Insects, Mammals), Plants to Encourage Insects/Wildlife, Heritage and Legacy, Man in Nature, Folklore and Myths of the natural world, The Changing Face of Farming.
Summary: An open exhibition based around our relationship with the natural world. This can be a literal or an abstract interpretation.
The gallery will also be organising a film event, art workshops and other events in connection with the exhibition. If you would like to run an event or workshop or be involved then please let us know.
Mediums: Open to all mediums: paintings, original prints, sculpture, textiles, drawing, photography, video etc.
Description: This exhibition will run for 6 weeks. Artists can submit single or series of work, submission fees are gauged on spaced used rather than number of works submitted.
The gallery will be responsible for hanging all artwork.
Entry Form, entry fee and signed Exhibitors Agreement - hand in deadline is 29th August.
Artwork Delivery: 2nd September 2013. (Alternative day can be arranged by prior agreement.)
Preview: Friday 6th of September between 6pm and 9pm
Exhibition Dates: 7th September until 19th October 2013
Collection of all unsold artwork: 21st October 2013 (Alternative day after this date can be arranged by prior agreement.)
Submission Types and Prices:
Type 1: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) <100cm - £15
Type 2: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) <200cm - £30
Type 3: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) <300cm - £45
Type 4: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) <400cm - £60
Type 5: Plinth for sculpture, ceramics and 3D work – 20x30cm - £20
All cheques should be made payable to: Willow Oswestry CIC
or alternatively you can pay in person at the gallery by cash or card.
Entry Form: Title your postal application or email: Natural Selection Exhibition 2013. Please send JPEG images of your work, plus a list of the works you wish to exhibit and the dimensions.
Preparation of work: All framed/canvas work must be mirror plated and strung using D rings and picture wire. All artwork including sculpture must be clearly labeled on the back. All framed/canvas works must have a luggage style label hanging down from the back of the artwork giving artwork details as described above. This label must be clearly visible when the work is on the wall. The top of the work should also be clearly marked This is essential for accurate labeling and hanging of artwork.
Artist Statement: All work needs an artist statement included, this should be no larger than an A5 page at font size 12, Garamond style. A statement could elaborate upon your working practices, mediums used, inspirations, or a literacy piece which accompanies your work and an image of you working, if you wish.
Please send application and enquiries to: The Willow Gallery CIC, 56 Willow Street, Oswestry, SY11 1AE.