Signal Open 2020

Closing Date for entries Friday 24th July 5pm

Over the last 250 years ‘Open Submission’ exhibitions have become established as an essential element of Arts infrastructure. They act as one of the most accessible routes for artists to have their work seen by the public and are almost invariably amongst the stepping stones in an artist’s career. These exhibitions provide an opportunity for artists to come together as a community to show and sell their work and provide the public with an eclectic insight into what’s happening in the arts both locally and nationally.

A founding tenet of Signal Arts Centre is the belief that there is a huge amount of talent that goes unrecognised and that an opportunity should be there for all artists to exhibit their work. The Signal Open is just such an opportunity.

The Signal Open Exhibition is now in its 8th year and has become an annual event in artists’ calendars. We have been delighted by the response and the quality of work submitted each year and we are very grateful to all of the artists for their support.

The 8th Annual Signal Open Exhibition takes place at the Signal Arts Centre from Tuesday 4th – Sunday 16th August 2020. The ‘Best in Show’ winner will be awarded €1,000 and will be announced on Friday 7th August.

Submission Details

  1. Artists may submit a maximum of three works at a cost of €10 each.
  2. Works must be submitted in digital format only. Each image should be clearly labelled with your name and title of picture (images should be suitable for print reproduction – 300dpi – jpeg format, not exceeding 5mb in size).
  3. All works submitted must be for sale. The price for each work on the Entry Form should include 25% commission for Signal Arts Centre.
  4. Artists should supply an Artist Statement/CV not exceeding one A4 page.

Email Submissions

If you wish to submit your pieces by email. 
Attach your selected images and fill out the entry form listed below. 

Postal Submission

If you wish to submit your pieces by post and pay via phone/cheque/postal order. 
Fill out the entry form listed below and include any selected images on CD or USB Drive. 

Exhibitions Co-ordinator (exhibitions@signalartscentre.ie)

Signal Arts Centre,
1a Albert Avenue,
Bray,
Co. Wicklow.

Closing Date for entries 24th July

Tips for photographing your work

Terms & Conditions

Terms of Entry

Signal Arts Centre is delighted to invite submissions from artists for its Annual ‘Signal Open’ Exhibition which will be held in Signal’s Gallery from Tuesday 4th – Sunday 16th August 2020.
Signal will present the Signal Prize of €1000 to the artist whose piece is selected as ‘Best In Show’ on Friday 7th August. 
The exhibition is open to artists working in 2D only (painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, etc.) and all pieces must not exceed 92cm X 92 cm (framed).

Conditions

The size limitation is primarily to facilitate hanging the show and to allow us to exhibit as representative a selection as possible from the submissions received.

  • Artists may submit a maximum of three works at a cost of €10 each.
  • Works must be submitted in digital format only. Each image should be clearly labelled with your name and title of picture (images should be suitable for print reproduction – 300dpi – jpeg format, not exceeding 5mb in size).
  • All works submitted must be for sale. The price for each work on the Entry Form should include 25% commission for Signal Arts Centre.
  • Artists should supply an Artist Statement/CV not exceeding one A4 page.

Post Adjudication

Please note that submissions will only be returned if an appropriate S.A.E. is enclosed.

The selected artists will be informed directly about which of their works will be on show.
Signal Arts Centre reserves the right to photograph works and to use elements of accepting entries for exhibition publicity unless the artist expressly states the contrary in writing.
All works on exhibit will be covered by public liability insurance. However, insurance of works against loss or damage is the artist’s responsibility.

Checklist

The Signal Prize of €1000 will be awarded to the artist whose work is adjudged ‘Best In Show’.

The following elements are required per submission:

  • Completed and signed Entry Form
  • Digital images of art works: maximum of one image per artwork and three art works per submission
  • Cheques and postal orders made payable to Signal Arts Centre. Credit and debit card payments can be made in person or over the phone by contacting Signal on 01 2762039.
  • Artist Statement or CV (not exceeding one A4 page)
  • Closing Date for entries is Friday 24th July at 5pm

Submissions should be posted, delivered or emailed to:

Exhibitions Co-Ordinator (exhibitions@signalartscentre.ie)
Signal Arts Centre
1 Albert Avenue
Bray
Co. Wicklow