Artists are being invited to apply for space in a seven-week-long summer exhibition at The Station in Richmond.
‘A Spot on the Wall’ provides the opportunity for up to 100 artists to secure gallery space in the heritage building; showing, and replacing their work continuously as it sells.
“This is a great opportunity for artists to reach out to a large number of customers. Approximately 50,000 people will visit The Station over the summer holidays, so the potential for sales is very good,” explains Gallery Manager, Thea Treweek. “As a piece of art is sold from the artist’s spot, they can replace it with another. This is obviously good for the artist, but also great for visitors, as the exhibition is ever changing.”
Art in any medium will be considered for inclusion. The majority of spots available are for works of a maximum of 75cm by 75cm, but there are a limited number of spots on offer for art up to 150cm square.
Artists working in 3D will also be able to take part by booking one of the cabinet spaces available as part of the exhibition.
The money raised from commission on sales will benefit The Station charity. With ‘spots’ available for as little as £60, just £1.63 per day, organisers hope to attract a variety of artists to show at the exhibition, as well as introducing a large number of potential art buyers to a wide range of work.
“Amateurs, emerging artists and seasoned professionals are all welcome,” says Thea. “The range of work on show for sale during July and August will provide a vibrant backdrop for our summer visitors to enjoy this gorgeous building even more.”
A Spot on the Wall 2015 runs from Saturday 18 July to Wednesday 2 September