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Call to Artists - 60th Essex Open Art Exhibition

Beecroft Art Gallery

29/09/2024 - 27/10/2024

The 60th Essex Open will be taking place between Saturday 16th November 2024 and Sunday 9th February 2025.


The event is open to any artist, over the age of 16 living or working in Essex (including those London boroughs formerly part of Essex).


We will be inviting entries to be brought to the Beecroft from Saturday 29th September with the submission period closing at 4.30pm on Sunday 27th October.


Conditions for entry


Entry fees: £10 one entry, £15 two entries, £20 three entries.

Please Note: Entry fees are non-refundable


Works submitted may be paintings, drawings, photography and sculpture (including ceramics).


All works must be of a size and weight that is manoeuvrable by two people and must fit standard doorways.


No artist may enter more than 3 works.


All works must be clearly marked on the back (or on a label attached to 3-dimensional works) with the following:

i) Name & address of artist

ii) Title & medium of work as they are to appear in the catalogue

iii) Price of work if for sale or approximate insurance value if marked NFS.


On delivery of works each entry will be designated a number which will correspond with an entry form filled in onsite following entry payment.


The submitted works will be selected by artist John Wonnacott CBE


Prizes will be awarded in the following categories

Best Oil or Acrylic

Best Watercolour/Printmaking/Drawing

Best 3D/Mix Media work

Best Photograph


You will be informed of this decision by email and if successful you will receive an invite the exhibition private view that will take place on Friday 15th November from 6pm.


Unsuccessful entries not collected within one month may be disposed of at the Curator's discretion.

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