Willow Gallery CIC Exhibition: Information for Exhibitors

Exhibition Title: Painting with Words

Exhibition Dates:  Saturday 3rd March – Saturday 7th April

Summary: An open exhibition celebrating the influence and inspiration of literature and language on the visual arts. We encourage Artists to explore this interesting and inspiring topic in a broad range of styles, materials and interpretations.

Key themes for inspiration:

Literature, language, storytelling, prose, poetry, song lyrics, sung and spoken word, myths, legends and local history.
Calligraphy, illuminated manuscripts, typesetting, print, bookbinding, paper and print.

Media: Open to paintings, textiles, printmaking, batik, drawing, mixed media and sculpture.

Description: Artists can submit a single piece or a series of work; submission fees are according to the space used rather than number of works submitted. The gallery will be responsible for hanging all artwork. Artwork can be replaced as work sells with no extra charge.

 Exhibition Timetable:
Application Form Deadline: Monday 12th February

Exhibition Dates: Saturday 3rd March – Saturday 7th April

Delivery of Art Work: Monday 19th February, 10am to 6pm
Collection of unsold artwork: Saturday 7th April, 4pm – 6pm & Sunday 15th April. 10am to midday

Submission Types and Prices covering five weeks.
Type 1: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) ≤100cm – £20
Type 2: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) ≤200cm – £40
Type 3: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames) ≤300cm – £60

Type 4: Maximum total width of all works (inc. frames)≤400cm – £80
Type 5: Plinth for sculpture, ceramics and 3D work – 20x30cm – £20

Payments can be made by BACS transfer to;   Willow Oswestry CIC

Sort Code: 60-16-04.   Account Number: 74155253.
Or alternatively you can pay in person at the gallery by cash or card.
The gallery takes 35% commission on all artwork sold. Please include this commission within the given selling price on the application form. The Willow Gallery is a community interest, not-for-profit, gallery therefore commission on sales and exhibition entry fees go to supporting the up-keep of the gallery.
Entry Form:
Title your postal application / email: Painting with Words 2018
Please send example (JPEG) images of work with the title or post images of your artwork which will help us to advertise and promote your work.
Provide a list of the works you wish to exhibit and the dimensions on the attached form.
Submission fee is required to be paid with the entry form.                                                     Please indicate any special requests or enquires about hanging unusual work.


Work Images
Please supply us in high quality digital format (JPEG) individual images of your work, this will assist us in promoting your work through our website and advertising.

Preparation of work:
All framed/canvas work must be mirror plated in the middle of the frame and strung 1/3rd down the frame using D rings and picture cord.


All artwork including sculpture must be clearly labeled on the back. All framed/canvas works must have a luggage style label hanging down from the back of the artwork giving artwork details as described above. This label must be clearly visible when the work is on the wall. The work should also be clearly marked. This is essential for accurate labelling and hanging of artwork.

Artist Statement:

All work needs an artist statement that should be emailed to the gallery. This should be no larger than an A5 portrait page at font size 14, Garamond style, and should be used as an opportunity to promote yourself and your work. Our buyers are very interested in the inspiration and motivation of our artists. Discuss your use of materials or any unusual media and processes that make your work unique. How did you start your portfolio and how has your work developed over time? Does your lifestyle and experience weave into your creative process? An insight into the artist’s mind and background can further promote work and assist us in marketing, help to get your work the attention it deserves.

Please send application and enquiries to:
Willow Gallery CIC
56 Willow Street
SY11 1AD

Email :Subject: Painting with Words Exhibition 2018 Email:

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