I'm feeling positive, and I can only blame the much needed eruption of colour that happens as we hit Spring each year. The daffodils outside the studio are positively deafening as they shout out their 'yellowness', and so I find myself wanting to shout right back. But what to shout about? The clue is in the title of this blog post. It's the time of the year I get all excited about the opportunities and exhibitions that are open for submissions. So here are my pick of the opportunities currently being advertised. Clean your palettes, sharpen your pencils - it's time to get busy.
IEA Open Exhibition 2021
Institute of East Anglian Artists Spring Open Exhibition
Deadline for applications: 10 April 2021
Broadway Arts Festival Open Exhibition 2021
Open to any artist, in any country, in any medium including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, ceramics, printmaking and film.
Deadline for applictions: 23 April 2021
Derby Print Open 2021
The Derby Print Open is an exhibition open to all, showcasing contemporary printmaking from artists based in the UK
Deadline for applications: 30 April 2021
RA Summer Exhibition 2021
This is the big one! Submission details will be announced shortly, but if you have never entered before, you will need to register in advance.
Applications open: 13 April 2021 until 24 May 2021
SWA 160th Annual Open Exhibition 2021
The Society of Women Artists invite you to submit up to 6 works. Categories of work accepted include painting, pastels, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, original prints.
Deadline for applications: 25 June 2021