Monday, 20 March 2017

Call to Artists: OVADA'S Seven Counties Open

Call to Artists: OVADA'S Seven Counties Open

Salary / Fee: 
N/A
Closing Date: 
Friday, 7 April, 2017
The OVADA Seven Counties Open has been created to provide exhibition opportunities, support and development for contemporary artists based in Oxfordshire and the surrounding Counties of of Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire and Warwickshire. Contemporary artists aged 18 or over who are practicing in or linked to these seven counties are invited to apply. Up to three artworks can be submitted in any medium, including painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, performance, sound or video. Artists can be at any stage of their career and those who have previously exhibited with OVADA are welcome to apply however the work must be different from what was shown before.
Artists will be selected by external Judges for inclusion in the biennial Open exhibition at OVADA’s Warehouse from 12 May – 4 June 2017 to coincide with Oxfordshire Artweeks. There is no pre-selection process meaning that the Judges will view and make their selection from all of the submissions that we receive.
Two of the artists selected to exhibit in the Open will be awarded the 'OVADA Professional Development Award'. This prize includes an exhibition hosted by Arts at the Old Fire Station, Oxford, in Spring 2018. In order to prepare for this fully funded exhibition the artists will each receive an artist’s fee, tailored critical and professional mentoring and a voucher to spend on art supplies from Broad Canvas.
One of the exhibiting artists aged between 18 and 25 will be awarded The 'Rishi Mullett-Sadones Memorial Prize' for outstanding work. This award was created to support the practice of an emerging young artist in memory of talented photographer, Rishi Mullett-Sadones. Rishi represented OVADA as a Youth Panelist from 2010 – 2011 and was founder of art group Creative Collective, which was set up as a platform for other young artists. The winner of this prize will receive a voucher for materials from Broad Canvas and professional practice mentoring sessions.
All prize winners will also receive an OVADA booklet as part of the ‘A Little Bit Of {You}’ archive project and free Associate membership for one year.
Apply online by the deadline of 7 April 2017: www.ovada.org.uk/open-2017
-Entry is FREE for current OVADA Associates – join online at: www.ovada.org.uk/associates
-For non-Associates there is an entry fee of £12.

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