2021 Exhibition

 

 

STRATFORD UPON AVON ART SOCIETY 

 

Conditions of Entry

 

THE SOCIETY’S AIM IS TO ACHIEVE A HIGH PROFESSIONAL STANDARD

 

ALL ART WORK MUST BE ORIGINAL BY THE ARTIST, AND NOT A DERIVATIVE OR COPY AND COMPLETED WITHIN THE LAST 4 YEARS.

 

ACCEPTANCE OF ENTRIES

 

Stratford upon Avon Arts Society will hold artwork entries as agent for the exhibitor

Artworks will remain the property of the exhibitor until such time as they are sold and fully paid for.

Exhibitors are responsible for any tax liability on sales of their work.

The Society takes a 20% commission on all work sold.

All due care will be taken with the artwork but the Society cannot accept any liability for damage or loss.

Exhibitors are responsible for insuring their own work.

The Society has public liability insurance for the duration of the Exhibition.

For details of entry and fees see Entry Form.

All copyright is retained by the artist but we recommend exhibitors ensure this is highlighted on their artwork.

 

PRICING ARTWORK

 

All artwork submitted for the exhibition MUST be for sale. “Not for Sale” entries will NOT be accepted. The only exception will be any monthly painting competition winner which has been subsequently sold by the artist and is displayed in the Hall of Fame.

 

Any artwork with excessive sales prices added which is judged by the Exhibition Project Manager to be intended to circumvent the “Not for Sale” rule will be excluded from the exhibition.

 

The Exhibition Project Manager’s decision on any pricing issue will be final

 

Any queries should be referred to The Exhibition Project Manager –Tony Mawbey on 01789 551621, or The Exhibition Entry Manager – Viv Scholes on 07973311023    

 

FRAMED & BOX CANVASES Minimum price £50

  • Artists may submit up to three pictures. Total measurement of each picture not to exceed 132”or 335cm all round and not to exceed a maximum width of 44” or112cm (including frame), due to the width of the display boards.
  • All artwork must be appropriately framed, and presented to a professional standard.
  • Exhibitors are advised to check the website for information on acceptable framing. If framing is not up to the required standard the Exhibition Project Manager’s decision to reject work is final.
  • Box canvases should be either painted or plain on the sides with no tacks or staples showing.
  • All hung work except box canvases to have D rings positioned 1/3 way down from the top of the frame.
  • Box canvases to have D rings positioned ¼ way down from the top of the frame. Picture cords fitted tightly for hanging.
  • Framing Tape only.
  • All MDF must be framed.

All work must have 2 labels, both with the artist’s name, title of work, medium and price printed clearly (block capitals). One stuck to the back of picture, the other tied on with string long enough to hang over the front.

 

OVERSIZED PICTURES…… Minimum price £50

An exhibitor may submit 1 oversize picture as part of their 3 allocated pictures, but these must be checked with the Exhibition Entry Manager before entering it on their exhibition form.

                  There will be a maximum of 10 oversize framed and box canvas pictures.

               These will be allocated on a first come first served basis

 

MINIATURE PICTURES….. Minimum price £30

Two miniature pictures may be submitted in addition to other pictures. We will only accept framed pictures that measure not exceeding 28” or 71cm all round including outer edge of frame.

Please make sure they are miniatures and not small paintings, as these may be included as one of the previous 3.

All work must have 2 labels, both with the artist’s name, title of work, medium and price printed clearly (block capitals). One stuck to the back of picture, the other tied on with string long enough to hang over the front.

 

UNFRAMED PICTURES - Displayed in Browsers.  ……Minimum price £30

Presentation is of the utmost importance

  • Up to four original art works in any medium, (not stretched or box canvases)
  • Stiff mounting board - size not less than A4 with A2 maximum cut to fit , covered with Florists’ cellophane or cellophane envelope, firmly held with clear adhesive tape
  • Label on the back with artist’s name, title of work, medium and price.
  • Digitally reproduced prints or copies will not be accepted.

 

 3D WORKS – Ceramics, Jewellery, Sculpture, Glass, Wood etc.

Members wishing to exhibit items please contact the Exhibition Entry Manager on 07973311023 for special conditions

 

STRATFORD HERE AND NOW;- as Framed and Boxed Canvases…  Minimum price £50

Members may submit one piece of work for sale in this category and it is expected that they will also contribute to the “Stratford Here and Now” not for sale display of work in progress for the A3 Archive Book Project 2018-2020.

This may include sketchbooks, preliminary sketches, notes, photographs and other sources of inspiration.

 

STEWARDS

 All members are expected to carry out stewarding duties during the Exhibition. Also Volunteers are needed to help set up screens prior to the Exhibition and dismantle the event when it closes to the public. Please complete the form with your preferred dates.

 

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE

Once again we are inviting Members who would like to demonstrate during the Exhibition to complete the attached form and the timetable of demonstrations will be published in the Exhibition Catalogue. Please fill in the form and return it as requested.

Artist in Resident queries- Dianne York- Dianne_york@sky.com

or Telephone- 0116 2835345

 

Preview Evening & Opening of the Exhibition

If you are unable to attend the Tuesday night Preview where the Awards are presented it is necessary to ensure that another Member will receive the Award on your behalf, should you be a winner.

 

If you are unable to collect unsold work yourself, please arrange for collection by a friend.  The Society cannot be held responsible for uncollected work, otherwise they will incur a storage fee.

 

PAYMENT INFORMATION

If using card…either credit/ debit card… are acceptable.

 

Contact details for the Treasurer:

Mrs Jackie Kirby

Address available on request.

Tel. number…01527 450467

email :  contact@jackiekirbyart.com

 

 

 

 

 

Artist in Residence

 

Wednesday 18th to Sunday 29th August 2021

 

If you would like to demonstrate your work as an Artist in Residence during the exhibition please click on the link below, download the form and fill in your preferences. It can be for a single time slot or for a whole day but as space is limited it would be appreciated if you could be flexible at this stage. There will be a Lead Steward who will be in charge of arrangements each day. Please make a note in your diary of the dates you have offered and a confirmation will be made prior to the exhibition.

 

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IMPORTANT KEY DATES SUMMER EXHIBITION 2021

 

 

System opens for entries ………………………………………………Tuesday 8th June

 

Entry Forms + fees to be returned no later than midnight…………..Friday 16th July

 

Steward Rota closes on the system …………………………………..Friday 13th August

 

Erect Screens from 9.00am ……………………………….…………..Saturday 14th August

 

Handing in day 10.30am to 2.30pm …………………………………..Sunday 15th August

 

Hanging from 9.00am…………………………………………….……..Monday 16th /17th August

 

Preview Evening & Opening 6.30pm for 7.00pm ……………………Tuesday 17th August

 

Exhibition opens to the public 10.30am to 5.00pm ………………….Wednesday 18th August

 

Exhibition closes to the public 4.00pm ………………………………..Sunday 29th August

 

Public ONLY collection of purchased artwork 5.00pm to 6.00pm ….Sunday 29th August

 

Knock down exhibition screens from 9.00am………………………….Monday 30th August

 

Public collection of purchased work 9.00am to 11.00am ……..….....Monday 30th August

 

Collection of members unsold work 9.00am to 11.00am……..……...Monday 30th August

 

Collection by Taxi Trucks 9:00am………………………………………Tuesday 31st August

 

 

Framing:  The presentation of your work is as important as the work itself.  Here are instructions for you to help you frame your work to an acceptable standard.

 

Make sure the frame is clean and undamaged

 

 

The back is neatly taped using picture framing tape

The “D” ring is positioned correctly and cord is used for hanging