Winter: Open Exhibition
Invitation to artists to submit to an exhibition at Lansdown Gallery and St Laurences Church. Stroud
Stroud Artists Cooperative invites you to submit to our Members' Exhibition at Lansdown Gallery, Stroud.
25th October - 29th October 2023, 10am - 4pm.
There will be a late night viewing Friday 27th, 6pm - 8pm.
We would like this event to be a brilliant opportunity for Associate and Full Member* to show the work they have created 'during the year. This is not a themed Exhibition so we will take the full range of art - styles; content; media that our artists work with.
There will be a handling fee upon selection of work to help us cover the cost of the exhibition. Fees will be:
One piece: £10 for Full Members / £15 for Associate Members
Two or more pieces selected: £13 for Full Members / £20 for Associate Members.
Items in both venues - an additional £5
We request payment before the exhibition, we will email you a confirmation of selection; cost and details of how to pay.
We have set some restrictions for submissions to enable us to manage such a diverse group of artists.
Dimensions for artwork for the Gallery must be no larger than 100x100cm, 2D and 3D work.
If your work is framed it MUST have a clear safe way of hanging the work, if work is not ready to hang it will not be included during the curation day. If your work is not framed, we will attach hanging clips to hang as flat unframed art.
Larger 2D and 3D will be displayed in the Church.
Fabrics; felt art; weaving; will also create a separate display in the Church.
Please consider how your work is to be displayed - we are unable to hang easily in the Church
Additional items for sale:
We will also accept additional items for sale in the Gallery from all exhibitors - these can include, prints; cards; sketches etc
If you have any questions please contact the cooperative with the subject line EXHIBITION SUBMISSION. firstname.lastname@example.org
You may submit up to three pieces for the Gallery Exhibition, we will select AT LEAST one from this and confirm via email. You may submit up to three pieces for the Church of which AT LEAST one will be selected, again confirmed by email. You may submit pieces to both or either venue. The application form also allows you to describe the additional items for sale you might want to provide (please note we will not be doing stock control so make sure these are clearly labelled!)
16th September - Submission opens
Submit via this form: https://forms.gle/5MxuX12x3AVCzkHCA
3rd October 2022 - Submission Closes
by 7th October 2022 - Selection Notification
Gallery Delivery of work: Monday 24th 10-3; Tuesday 25th 10-12 (please organise with other group members if this is not possible. Otherwise contact Jessy)
Church Delivery of work: Wednesday 26th 2-4pm (please organise with other group members if this is not possible. Otherwise contact ClareH)
26th October - Gallery Opens : 27th October Church opens
28th October - Late-night viewing Gallery only
Collection of work: Church - Sunday 30th 12-2 / Gallery Sunday 30th 4-5 or Monday 31st 10-12
Please make sure you have read all information, terms and conditions, and are available for the key dates. Please ensure all information is correct before submission. All images must be clearly named with the name of the artist and the title of the artwork. Applications sent after the deadline will not be accepted. We will contact you to confirm the pieces are selected (this will be determined by the total number of items submitted as there is a finite limit). We recommend that you check your spam folder before contacting us regarding your submission.
We expect artists to help invigilate the exhibitions. Please sign up for a slot when you would like to invigilate (new system, only select slots you would like to cover.) Click Here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4babae2da5fcc07-invigilation
The Stroud Artists Cooperative reserves the right to not accept work on delivery due to the inability to hang the work, improper labelling, or failure to pay the handling fee. Lansdown Gallery and Stroud Artists Cooperative reserve the right to cancel the exhibition due to circumstances beyond our control. In this event, if payment has already been made, artists will be fully refunded.
*For administration purposes Stroud Artists Cooperative will assume that unless already a member, exhibitors are Associate Members and listed as such in our membership list. Only Full or Associate members are covered by our Public Liability Insurance.
Full membership is £20 for the first year. Associate membership is free. Please click here to find out more and join.
Terms and Conditions:
A commission of 20% per artwork sold will be taken at both venues.
Work submitted for exhibiting must be the artwork of the artist named on the submission/ application form and must be original artwork (not a reproduction print)
The decision as to whether or not artworks are selected for the exhibition is final. This will not be up for discussion or negotiation. The selection process will be fair and all works will be judged purely on individual merit. Work that has been successful and selected for the exhibition must remain in the gallery until the closing date.
All information of sales will be collected so that the artists can be notified. Lansdown Hall & Gallery will take payment that will be passed on to the artists within 30 days of the end of the exhibition.
Copyright and Promotion
Copyright of the artworks submitted remains with the artist. However, by submitting an application form and agreeing to the terms and conditions set out, the artist gives permission for their work to be used for the promotional purposes of Lansdown Gallery and Stroud Artists Cooperative, for the exhibition both online and in print. Please do not submit images with watermarks or any form of copyright mark as we will not be able to use these within our promotional material. Examples of ways in which your work may be used for promotional purposes include:
Online – Adverts and Online Press, Online Catalogue, Social Media, etc.
In Print – Exhibition Catalogue/Brochure, Leaflets/Posters, Advertising and Press (Magazines and Newspapers), etc.
Insurance and Damage to Artwork
The utmost care will be taken of artworks once delivered for the exhibition; however neither Lansdown Gallery, St Laurence Church, Stroud Artists Cooperative, nor its staff will be responsible for any loss or damage of artworks whilst they are in the gallery’s possession. If exhibitors are concerned for the welfare of their work, exhibitors must make their own arrangements regarding insurance.
Please Note all costs of transporting/delivering the artworks to the Gallery are the responsibility of the Artist. Just as we do not accept liability for damages on the premises, the Gallery or Cooperative does not accept any responsibility/liability for damage to artwork whilst being transported and delivered to the premises.
Sale of Work
A commission rate of 20% on sales will be applied and retained at this rate for this exhibition; please remember to factor this percentage into the pricing of your artworks. The price stated on the submission form is the retail/sale price; please include the commission % within this price.
Collecting your Work
Unsold work can be collected as detailed above. If a third party is collecting unsold work on your behalf then please let us know beforehand by sending us an email.
Please note, if any work submitted has not been collected within two weeks after the closing date of the exhibition, we reserve the right to dispose of the artwork without prior notice to the artist. In the case that you are unable to collect your work please notify us by email so that we can have items posted to you (postage to be paid by the artist).