Celebrating the best East Anglian art to launch Wells Maltings Art Space

CONNECTION: OPEN 2018 at Wells MaltingsArtists with an East Anglian connection are invited to submit works for the exciting launch exhibition at the
new Wells Maltings art space, opening Spring 2018.

CONNECTION : OPEN 2018 will bring together the best artists with an affinity to the East Anglian Region to showcase the new art space within the landmark Maltings buildings on Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea. Featuring 2-dimensional work in all mediums

CONNECTION : OPEN 2018 offers a unique opportunity to view and purchase work by artists at every level of
their career, from emerging talent to established figures. Works will be for sale, with the Maltings taking a
20% commission. A programme of activities, workshops and demonstrations will be run alongside the
exhibition, for which there is an opportunity for artists to get involved and interact with the public.

Taking our inspiration from the annual Royal Academy Summer Show, we encourage varied 2D work in
painting, drawing, print making, mixed-media, wall-mounted textiles and there will be an anonymous
selection procedure. All work selected on its own merits!

Don’t miss being a part of this wonderful NEW opportunity in this landmark centre. Submit your work now!

First Prize: £500 awarded to the best art work in show
Runner’s Up Prize: £250
People’s Choice Award, decided by public vote: £200
Entry price: £10.00 for up to 3 pieces.
On-line entry open now – please follow this link

Important Dates:
Entry Deadline: 30 April 2018
Notification of acceptance: 15 May 2018

Delivery of art works to Wells Maltings Gallery: from week commencing 28 May 2018

Exhibition opens: 11 June 2018 (Date to be confirmed)

CONNECTION : OPEN 2018 selectors & organisers:
Catherine Mason, art historian and author
Veronica Sekules, Groundworks Gallery, Kings Lynn
Tracey Ross, Artist and Art Tutor
Simon Deykin, General Manager, Wells Maltings

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