Over the last month myself and Sharon Mossbeck – under our arts initiative Fronteer – have been busy organising, curating and promoting an open call exhibition and arts prize, entitled The Fronteer Open 2018. Sadly, this has now come to an end, but we hope to be back again next year with slightly amended plans and bigger prizes. Here’s a bit more information about the exhibition and how it all went.
We had around 550 visitors come through the exhibition, including around 100 visitors to the Private View. If you didn’t make it along to the Awards Evening, and you haven’t yet seen it on social media, our winning artists are:
Professional Winner: Caroline Greyling, One Second in Covent Garden
Amateur Winner: Susan Wright, Contours 2
Student Winner: Charlie Ottaway, Fish and Chips, By the Sea
People’s Choice Winner: Philip Lee, We Are All Wanderers
We were so impressed with the standard of work throughout the exhibition, and we hope that you all consider yourselves as winners for getting into the exhibition out of the more than 120 entries we received.
The feedback has been fantastic, with many visitors coming specially to see the exhibition. Everyone we have spoken to has said that the exhibition was excellent, the standard of work was really high, and the diversity of the work meant that there was something for everyone, so very well done to you all, and thank you for being involved.
We received more than 150 votes in the People’s Choice Award, and people really engaged with the exhibition when they decided to vote. The voting was spread pretty evenly across the exhibition, with every piece of work in the exhibition receiving at least one vote.
For a comprehensive collection of photos, take a look at our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FronteerArt/
We cannot wait to deliver more open call opportunities next year!
EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITY. I am going to be in a group show in Athens in May as part of a group exhibition called Platforms.
In an effort to raise funds we are calling out to artists to exhibit small works to be part of the show. We are charging everyone £5, and your work must be made on a food or drinks label.
Your work can be any subject and take any form, and must be presented unframed and unmounted. It must also fit within the frame of the label. You can basically do anything you want as long as you’ve used a food or drinks label as the surface of the work!
It can for sale (please keep it under 100 euros) and the deadline for entries is 10th April. If you want to be involved, let me know by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Myself and Sharon Mossbeck are preparing an Open Call to artists on the theme of Alternative Portraits.
Alternative Portraits will be an exhibition of non-traditional portraiture. It could be figurative or non-figurative. We are looking for work which pushes the boundaries of traditional portraiture, or explores what portraiture can be. We are particularly interested in the use of new technology, including 3D printing and laser cutting, although all formats will be given the same consideration.
Artists may submit one piece of work each. We will consider any 2D or 3D works. We regret that we cannot consider audio visual or performance works.
The call for work will be going out in the coming months, and the exhibition itself will be in Sheffield during Summer 2017. Keep an eye out for more information, or email email@example.com to be added to the mailing list.