Artists living and working in County Durham have the chance to showcase their work as a call goes out for gallery submissions.
Bishop Auckland Town Hall (BATH) will be hosting its annual Open Art Exhibition, which brings together work from artists across the county to show off local talent.
The Durham County Council-run building is looking for local artwork in a range of mediums and genres for The Gallery, a space within the refurbished BATH which is dedicated to showing a range of modern and contemporary art.
How to submit
Artists can submit up to three pieces of artwork each, wall mounted or free standing, which is then chosen by a panel to ensure a variety of work is displayed. Pieces can be submitted either for sale or for exhibition only.
To submit an application for the gallery, artists must send either photographic images of their work or pieces from a portfolio, with the sizes of each piece included.
Any wall-mounted art must be submitted with mirror plates already attached and already framed if necessary.
Free-standing sculptures will be included depending on size and stability. However, artists may be required to supply their own stand or plinth.
Artists have until Monday 1st November to submit their work, and the chosen pieces will be displayed in The Gallery at Bishop Auckland Town Hall from Monday 6th December to Saturday 29th January.
Cllr Elizabeth Scott, Durham County Council’s Cabinet member for economy and partnerships, said: “Our refurbished gallery space within BATH was created with a focus on celebrating the county, as well as working with and creating artwork for communities.
“It’s very important to us that we can give our local artists the space and opportunity to display their work and show off their talent, and this is even more significant now as the county bids for UK City of Culture 2025.
“We have a lot of talented artists and creative people living and working across the county, so we’re encouraging them to submit their work for a chance to have it displayed and be seen by thousands of people in the heart of Bishop Auckland.”
Applications forms are available by emailing email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.bishopaucklandtownhall.org.uk/gallery/current-exhibition.