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Call for entries: The Harley Open Exhibition 2022

Call for entries: The Harley Open Exhibition 2022 

Artists are being invited to submit their work for the opportunity to be shown in the award winning Harley Gallery, in Nottinghamshire. 

The Harley Open Exhibition is a biennial competition which attracts an impressive range of  artists.  

Previous exhibitions have include work by well known names such as Olivier Leger, Chris  Eckersley, Susan Isaac and Joanna Whittle – but entries are not restricted to established  artists.  

Anyone can enter their work for consideration for the exhibition, whether you are  professional or a hobbyist, experienced or just starting to make art, The Harley Gallery would  love to see your work.  

The only restrictions are that artists should be from within 100 miles of the Gallery, and  entries must be original, wall based art, made in the last 2 years.

Lisa Gee, Director at The Harley Gallery, says “What makes the Open so exciting is the  range of work that we get to show. It can be really hard to get your art shown in galleries and  this exhibition levels the playing field. You don’t need a huge portfolio or exhibition list to get  involved – you just need to send us some photos of your art. This means we get a brilliant, diverse range of art to exhibit, and the Open has helped us to discover some really talented  artists.” 

Open Exhibition entrants have gone on to have their own solo shows both at The Harley  Gallery and in other exhibition spaces.  

This year, the Gallery expects to show around 150 artworks in the exhibition, and as an  added bonus there are prizes which include a top prize of £2,000.  

– Entries to the Open Exhibition can be submitted until 8 July on The Harley Gallery website, with a further ‘real-life’ round of judging taking place in early August. Entries  cost £10 each, and artists can submit up to two artworks.  

– The Harley Open Exhibition will be on show between 6 August and 23 October. The  Gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday, with free admission with free parking.  

For more information, contact

The Harley Open Exhibition

The Harley Open Exhibition

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