English Riviera Summer Open – call for submissions

The annual English Riviera Summer Open Exhibition returns hosted by Artizan Collective Gallery and Torbay partners.

This year promises another exceptional showcase in the first of Artizan’s two seasonal opens, with artists having the opportunity to submit up to eight works for showing in the two month long exhibition taking place at the heigh of the English Riviera’s Summer season.

  • This is a selective exhibition, your fee and confirmation of terms entitles you to have your work judged by the selection panel for possible inclusion in the exhibition

  • Up to eight works can be submitted

  • Works will have the opportunity to either be selected (these will be guaranteed to hang) or reserved (these will be requested for delivery and stored on the gallery floor for viewings; they may also be hung)

  • All submitted works will be listed on the online exhibition page provided adequate details and high quality images are provided at the point of submission

  • All successful artists will be entitled to supply, in addition to their accepted work:

  • Up to three mounted and wrapped works for browsers or

  • Up to three additional small for sale products such as catalogues or artbooks, and

  • Greetings cards; either five copies of three designs or up to fifteen original greetings cards

  • All selected works will be showcased for a period of eight weeks during the height of the tourist season on the English Riviera

  • Exposure in the English Riviera’s premier selective exhibition gallery

  • Opportunity for commercial sales of work

  • Features in exhibition print and digital promotional material delivered via the channels of the exhibition curators and partner organisations

  • Long term exposure on the exhibition digital hub including micro-profile and the opportunity for additional features

  • Selected artists may be recommended to our partner services to have their work featured in additional online listings

  • Works under £200 will be promoted as part of our Artist Support Pledge work (see art-hub.co.uk/artistsupportpledge)

  • Exhibition Awards including the English Riviera Award (selected by a guest judge) and the Audience Favourite Award.

Important Dates:

Deadline for Entries: Midnight 28 May (early bird entries by 14 May)
Confirmation of Entries: 31 May
Start Date: 25 June
End Date: 7 August
Launch Date: 24 June, 18:00-20:00
Delivery Week: 6 June – 12th June
Hang Week: 13 – 23 June
Delivery Deadline: 12 June 4pm
Opening Hours: It may be necessary for our opening hours to adjust between now and the exhibition, but we intend to open weekends and three week days (five days/week) 11:00-16:00


Submission Fees: £10 for one entry, £15 for up to eight (Early Bird Discount of 50% for all submissions completed before 14 May: enter code MAY14)
Commission Fees: 35%
For more information and to  make a submission please visit: https://www.art-hub.co.uk/post/erso22