Signal Open Exhibition 2024 – Submission Guidelines

(N.B. Please read the Submission Rules very carefully, as they have changed from last year.)
Signal Arts Centre is delighted to invite submissions from artists for its 12th Annual ‘Signal Open’ Exhibition which will be held in Signal’s Gallery from 6th to 18th August 2024.

The winner of Best in Show will be announced on Friday 9th August when the Signal Prize of €1,000 will be awarded to the artist whose piece is selected as ‘Best In Show’.

The exhibition is open to artists working in 2D only (painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, etc.) and all pieces must not exceed 60cm X 60cm (including frame). Entries which exceed this size limit will be automatically disqualified.

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 an entry fee 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). 
(Do not send as .pdf and do not send in a Word document. Images must be separate, such as a .jpg format)
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/Bio not exceeding one A4 page.

Post Adjudication:
The selected artists will be informed directly about which, if any, of their works will be on show. Signal Arts Centre reserves the right to photograph works and to use elements of accepted 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.

The Signal Prize of €1,000 will be awarded to the artist whose work is adjudged ‘Best in Show’ on Friday 9th August 2024.

Completed and signed Entry Form, see links below

  1. Digital images of art works in .jpg format: maximum of one image per artwork and three art works per submission
  2. Payment. – Payment can be made online, see link below. 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 01 276 2039.
  3. Artist Statement or Bio (not exceeding one A4 page)
  4. Closing Date for entries is Friday 21st June 2024 at 5pm


Submissions should be emailed to:

  1. Link to online payment
  2. Application Form Word doc
  3. Link to download form in Rich Text Format