EXHIBITION INFORMATION: FPS Open 2014




EXHIBITION INFORMATION: FPS Open 2014


WHEN: 1st – 13th  December 2014
WHERE: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1RU
WHO:  Open to all

Private View: Tuesday 2nd December – 6-9pm

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Friday 14th December (see accompanying document for forms)

DELIVERY AND COLLECTION OF WORK

Delivery dates:  Sunday 30th November at the Menier Gallery – 10 – 11am

Collection Dates: Saturday 13th December – 5-6pm
                            
*Please note that you must collect and deliver your work in the allotted times – if you cannot commit to these times then please do submit.
                
EXHIBITION FEES

Submission fees: Free to FPS Members - £5 for Non Members

Hanging fees: £100 per linier metre - £50 per plinth for sculptures

*FPS takes 30% sales commission + VAT (on commission only) All artists will be notified of their hanging fees upon selection

Payments can be made upon delivery of work or via:

Paypal:               fps_submissions@rocketmail.com

Online transfer: Ref: Name - OPEN2013 - Account Number: 00014964 - Sort code: 40-52-40.
                         (Please also confirm this transaction via email)

By Post:             Cheques and postal orders should be made payable to Free Painters and Sculptors and sent to FPS Open submission, 59a Charlton Road, Harlesden, London, NW104BB. (No cash please)








EXHIBITING REQUIREMENTS


Exhibition promotion

Exhibiting artists are expected to promote the exhibition via their networks such as representing galleries and buyers. Artists are also encouraged to engage with the FPS online media such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Flickr and share where appropriate.  Social networks are the most effective form of promotion in this current climate.

Framing

All framed works must be of high quality and contemporary in style (no gold gilt frames etc unless absolutely necessary please)
All works must have D-rings (not mirror plates) as no drilling is permitted in gallery.

Stewarding the exhibition

The exhibition will need to be staffed throughout the week and with circumstances allowing - all exhibiting artists will be expected to be available for at least one sitting. A roster and invigilation details will be supplied nearer the time.

Submitted work

Only work that has been selected will be included in the show, although there will be provision for small unframed but mounted prints in plastic sleeves for the print racks.

Artist promotional material

All artists are encouraged to produce business cards and postcards. Artist’s catalogues can also be sold.

Exhibition Insurance

Although great care will be taken of the work and Liability insurance will be provided by FPS for the show, artists are encouraged to have their own personal liability and artwork insurance.
*FPS cannot be held liable for any damage or theft of exhibited artworks.

Exhibition hanging:

The FPS Exhibitions Team will hang the show.

Once the hanging is agreed, the exhibition as a whole is the responsibility of the gallery curators until the work is due to come down. Any changes or alterations for the duration of the exhibition are the responsibility of the curator(s).

Collection and Delivery of work:

Exhibiting artists must ensure prompt collection and delivery within the timings specified – uncollected work will be left with the Menier Gallery to dispose of.

Sales of work:

Any sold work must remain in the exhibition until the collection day (exceptions have been made when buyer is leaving the country etc).

FPS sales commission is 30% + VAT


Please email exhibitions manager Gabriel Parfitt if you have any questions at:  fps_submissions@rocketmail.com

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