Submissions invited for Midlands Open 2016

Submissions for the Midlands Open 2016 is Tarpey Gallery’s annual open submissions exhibition, open today August 2 and you have until August 7 to get you work entered.

The Seventh Midlands Open, which is this year taking place from August 20 to September 18, aims to offer a visually stunning and diverse exhibition presenting a dynamic array of artworks from all Contemporary Fine Art disciplines.

This year’s exhibition will feature the very best work selected from entries by artists living and working in the Midlands region.

Selected work will be on display in three exhibition spaces; Main gallery, secondary and upstairs gallery spaces. The opening will be held on August 20, from 2-5pm.

A solo show at Tarpey Gallery in the main exhibition space will be the main prize for Midlands Open 2016.

This is a great opportunity for artists who are looking to establish themselves in the region’s demanding art market and work with a commercial fine art gallery that has a proven track record of gaining National exposure for its exhibitions programme.

Each artist may submit up to two pieces and the fee is £10 for one piece, £15 for two pieces.

“We like to be able to see the work ‘in the flesh’ to gain a full appraisal of the work including application of your chosen medium and quality of presentation,” said the gallery’s owner Luke Tarpey.

“We have added over 10 artists from the open over the last 5 years to our stable and found that photographs rarely do justice to a finished piece. Since we are a commercial gallery and pride ourselves on delivering high quality work to our clients this standard is of paramount importance.”