Call for Submissions: Skyeworks Summer Exhibition 2012
21 May 2012
Artists whose work has a strong visual connection with the Isle
of Skye are invited to submit their work for the Skyeworks Summer
Exhibition: Up to 16 artists will be selected for the exhibition in
this exciting new gallery in Portree from the 25th of June to the
31st of August 2012. Up to six works from an artist will be
accepted, with works on display being rotated during the
Submissions deadline: Friday the 8th of June 2012.
Mediums: Painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, textile,
ceramic and 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 the ability to transport the work, but artists should bear in
mind that space constraints may mean only one large work could be
Submissions process:Initial submissions by email only. Please send
photos (as .jpgs, no more than 1MB a photo) of 4 to 10 works by
email to firstname.lastname@example.org
together with a brief artist's statement, your contact details
(including phone number), 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
the 12th of June 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter. Work must
be delivered to the gallery by 4pm on Wednesday the 20th of 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.
Please ensure any unsold work is be collected during the first week
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
All exhibiting artists will be invited to a Private View on the
evening of Monday the 25th of 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
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