For further details please contact the
Communities Team, South Holland District Council,
Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 2XE
Tel: 01775 761161
South Holland
rts Exhibition
All selected works will be exhibited at the
South Holland Centre, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1SS
17th - 23rd April 2020
20th South Holland open rts
Exhibition Entry Form
Please complete and return entry forms by
Friday 28th February at 5pm
to the address on the back of the entry form
Exhibition Opening Times - South Holland Centre, Market Place, Spalding, Lincs, PE11 1SS
sponsored by:
Friday 17th April 10am - 7pm
Saturday 18th April 10am - 4pm
Monday 20th April 10am - 3pm
Tuesday 21st April 10pm - 4pm
Wednesday 22nd April 2pm - 7pm
Thursday 23rd April 10am - 4pm
Being ever mindful of the environmental impact of printing we are most
keen to provide this application in a PDF format that you can complete
electronically and return to us via email.
I am happy to receive future Open Arts Entry Forms via email.
Please confirm your email address
receive this entry form electronically
The South Holland Open Arts Exhibition aims to showcase the best
work created by professional and amateur artists who live and work
in the district of South Holland and the surrounding region
Who can enter
Professional and amateur artists aged 14 or
over who live or work in the following areas:
Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire,
North East Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire,
Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire,
Norfolk, Leicestershire, or Fenland.
What to enter
You can enter up to three pieces of your
work in total in any of the following media:
three dimensional work, photography,
digital, oil, pencil, pastel, watercolour,
acrylic and gouache.
Due to their particular fragility, pottery and
ceramics are not eligible for the exhibition.
There is no entry fee.
Works submitted to South Holland
Open Arts in previous years should
not be re-submitted.
The artwork must be the original work
produced by the artist named on the
Open Arts entry form.
Only original works of art will be accepted into
the exhibition (no copies or reproductions).
Size of Work
Maximum size of work: 153cm x 153cm,
including frame (no clip frames). Wall hung
work should not project more than 10cm from
the frame/canvas. If selected for the
exhibition please string your work
securely across the back between
two hooks which are not more than
5cms down from the top of the work.
3D work maximum weight: 20 kilos,
maximum base or plinth size:
1 metre on any side
What to send
Please send a separate photograph or digital
print of each piece of work you are entering.
Make sure the quality is good enough to give
the selectors an accurate idea of your work.
Please print the title of work and your name
on the back of each one.
You may also include a short statement
of inspiration for each piece.
Size of photograph / digital print:
Minimum 21 x 15cms (A5)
Maximum 30 x 21cms (A4)
Please indicate actual size of each work
on your entry form.
Photographs will not be returned unless
you enclose a stamped addressed envelope.
Do not send original artwork
unless requested.
Selecting work
Selection is made by an independent panel
whose choice will demonstrate diversity of
ideas, styles and method. The selectors’
decision will be final.
What happens next?
If you are successful you will be notified by
Friday 13th March 2020. You will need to drop
off your work at the South Holland Centre in
Spalding on Saturday 11th April
between 10am and 1pm.
You will be sent further details regarding
rules for packaging and preparations for
hanging of work.
Unless under exceptional circumstances,
work will not be removed from the exhibition
until the collection date of:
Thursday 23rd April, 4.30pm - 7pm.
Please ensure you are able to
deliver/collect on these days
and times before submitting an
application. South Holland District
Council is unable to store work
before or after these dates.
Unframed paintings cannot be insured by
South Holland District Council due to their
particular vulnerability.
All other works are insured whilst within
the venue. Artwork is submitted to the
Open Arts Exhibition at the owner’s risk.
Please complete and return entry forms by
5pm Friday 28th February 2020
to: South Holland Open Arts Exhibition, Community Development,
Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding, Lincs. PE11 2XE
*South Holland District Council will take a 20% commission on any work sold at the exhibition.
Artists are advised to take this into consideration when setting prices.
Please indicate the value of works marked ‘not for sale’- this is for insurance purposes.
How did you find out about the Open Arts exhibition?
Your name as it should appear in the catalogue if selected:
Artists checklist:
Completed Application Form
Image(s) of work
SAE for safe return of images (optional)
Statement of inspiration (optional)
Signature Date
Parent / guardian signature (if you are under 18 you need the signature of
your parent or guardian confirming acceptance of the entry requirements).
(Please print clearly)
(Please detach )
(please tick)
Do you consider yourself a Professional Artist Amateur Artist
Have you previously submitted work to the exhibition? Yes No
Title of Work
Size (cm)
I have read and accept the entry requirements and certify that this entry is entirely my own original work.
If selected I am happy for images of my work to be used for publicity purposes (press/web /social media
/exhibition /print etc) and understand that my name will be displayed alongside (please tick) Yes No
Telephone number: day
email address:
I would like to be considered for the young persons category (I am aged 14 -18)
Personal information provided for the South Holland Open Arts Exhibition will be processed in accordance
with the Council’s Privacy Policy and our Privacy Notice. For further details please see our website.
Public Vote Trophy
Presented to the artist
whose artwork receives
the most votes from
visitors to the exhibition.
Best Newcomer
Sponsored by
Riverbank Studios
This prize will be
presented to an artist who
is entering South Holland
Open Arts for the first time.
The winner will be chosen
by the independent panel of
judges, their decision is final.
Young Person Award
(aged 14-18)
Photography Prize
Both sponsored by
Picture Framing
Each winner receives
£250 worth of
framing vouchers
These vouchers can be
used to frame any number
of artworks created by
both winners each up to
the value of £250
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