Skyeworks Summer Exhibition 2012

18 May

NOTE: Submissions for 2012 have now closed. Thank you to everyone who submitted; if you weren’t successful this year, do try again next year.

Artists whose work has a strong visual connection with the Isle of Skye are invited to submit their work for the Skyeworks Summer Exhibition 2012.

Exhibition: Up to 16 artists will be selected for the exhibition in this exciting new gallery in Portree from 25 June to 31 August 2012. Up to six works an artist will be accepted, with works on display being rotated during the exhibition.

Submissions: Deadline Friday 8 June 2012 Closed

Mediums: Painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, textile, ceramic, sculpture. Photography is excluded as our summer exhibition will be followed by a group photographic exhibition. There is a lot of natural light in the gallery, especially during the long summer days, so do bear this in mind with textile-based, light- or heat-sensitive works. There is no size restriction other than ability to transport the work, but artists should bear in mind that space constraints may mean only one large work could be displayed.

Submissions process: Initial submissions by email only. Send photos (as .jpgs, no more than 1MB a photo) of 4 to 10 works by email to together with a brief artist’s statement, your contact details (including phone), details of the artworks (titles, medium, size) and selling prices.

Work should have been completed within the last four years and all works must be for sale. A commission of 35% plus the gallery’s VAT obligation will be charged on the price paid for work. To fit with our policy of making art accessible, no individual piece should cost more than £1,200.

The final selection will be done by Skyeworks gallery owner Liza Hawthorne. Successful artists will be contacted by phone on Tuesday 12 June 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. Work must be delivered to the gallery by 16h00 on Wednesday 20 June 2012 at the latest. Personal delivery is preferred as we like to meet artists, but delivery/collection by post/courier is acceptable. Delivery and collection are at the artist’s expense. Any unsold work must be collected during the first week of September.

All work must be ready for display once packaging has been removed. Packaging must be reusable. Work to be hung must have D-rings with wire/string and ideally be in a plain black or white frame. There should not be any projections whatsoever from the back of the frames to prevent damage to other works. Metal frames, clip frames and unprotected glass edges must not be used. Works on paper should be framed behind glass. Works in oil paint must be completely dry or framed behind glass.

Copyright in all works exhibited at Skyeworks remains with the artist, but the artist grants Skyeworks the right of free reproduction of the work in print and online in connection with the exhibition.

All exhibiting artists will be invited to the Private View on the evening of Monday 25 June 2012 starting at 6pm.

While every care will be taken when handling works, the responsibility for damage or loss, however caused, remains the artist’s and artists are therefore advised to arrange adequate insurance cover against such risks both in transit and whilst at the Gallery.

By entering a work the artist confirms that it is their own original work, that they hold all intellectual property rights in the work, and that they have written approval for the use of any third party copyrighted material contained in it.. The artwork may not be a copy or likeness of another’s work (i.e. painting, drawing, photograph, digital image or print) or a derivative work.


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