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Atelier Beside The Sea Open Exhibition

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Call for Entries

Submissions are welcome from all visual artists, over 16 years of age, resident in the UK.
There are no limitations on subject.

The Gallery

The exhibition will be held at Atelier Beside The Sea, 164-166 Kings Road Arches Brighton.
Plus there will be a full virtual online version during the physical exhibition.

Atelier Beside the Sea opened its doors at the start of July 2021 and is the latest venture from Tutton and Young who have over 20 years experience organising some of the best Art and Craft events in the country including MADE LONDON, Brighton Art Fair and MADE Brighton all three major events returning this Autumn.

Atelier Beside The Sea occupies 3 large arches comprising 2 gallery spaces, a shop specialising in work by designer makers and a teaching and event space. It has a beautiful and prominent position right on Brighton beach between the piers, just to the east of the Shelter Hall food
market, down from West Street. The exhibition takes place for 8+ weeks during the summer holidays.

We attracted good crowds and sales last year, the show was our most popular and successful exhibition at Atelier Beside The Sea so far.

The aim of the exhibition is to show new work from a wide range of established and emerging artists in a friendly, popular commercial gallery.

Exhibition Dates

19th July – 8th September 2024

Prizes and Opportunities

The Atelier Prize – an opportunity to work towards a showcase / exhibition at Atelier Beside The Sea in 2023

Visitors Choice – £250 prize for the most popular work as voted by visitors to the exhibition.

Art Prizes – (to be confirmed)

Key Dates

Applications – close midnight May 30th

Selection announced late June

Delivery of artwork 8th-14th July to Atelier Beside The Sea 10 – 6pm (if delivering heavy items
by car the seafront is only open to vehicles before 11.00am)

Preview Party – Thursday 18th July 6 – 9 pm

Exhibition Open to the public daily 19th July – 8th September 2022 11am – 6.00pm

Collection of Unsold work – 8th – 10th September 10am – 6pm

Selection Panel

Due to limitations of space it is necessary for the submissions to be selected. The selection panel will comprise the Directors and curators at Atelier Beside The Sea (also Brighton Art Fair and Made London)

Conditions of Entry


· This opportunity is open to all visual artists whether professional, amateur, student or graduate
who are resident in the UK.

· We ask that the work submitted has been created within the last 2 years, and not have been exhibited at a commercial or public gallery in Sussex previously, must be your own work, and owned by you and be available for sale.

– Any work must not libel anyone and not be offensive (to a reasonable person)

· Reproduction of artwork existing in another form will not be accepted. eg digital prints of paintings.

– Digital prints are acceptable if the work is originated digitally.

Application Procedure

· Please complete the entry form using the online system. Start by Registering Here

· The deadline for application is: midnight on Sunday 30th May; late entries will not be accepted.

– You can apply with up to 4 artworks – you can give multiple images (different sides/ close ups)
for each artwork if appropriate.

There will be an application fee of £10+VAT (per person) to cover the application system and selection committee. This fee is non-returnable, whether your work is selected or not for exhibition.

Works in all media and formats are acceptable so long as they are suitable and safe for public display – that is to say that they don’t pose a risk to visitors and are themselves adequately
protected from damage.

Maximum size of work 2m x 2m for wall pieces or 1.5m x 1.5m x 1.5m for sculpture.

Wall pieces should (ideally) be able to be hung using our hanging system – 2 D rings positioned either side near the top of a frame is ideal.

Sales of Artworks

– Atelier Beside The Sea is a commercial gallery and does not receive any external funding – Sales of Artists work is how we pay for the running of the gallery seven days a week. All work submitted should be for sale.

Our commission for this exhibition will be 40% (after VAT) Please give us the price you’d like to receive and we will work out the selling price (There is a calculator on the application form which will do this)

Payments will usually take place within 30 days of the end of the exhibition.

Publicity & Data

By submitting work for this exhibition, you allow Atelier beside the Sea to use the data in your submission and agree that, if selected for exhibition, images you have submitted of your work can be used for promotional and publicity purposes regarding the exhibition.

The copyright of all works, remains the property of the artist. Any enquiries for copyright will be referred to the artist.

Invitations & flyers

Digital invitations, flyers and a press release will be emailed to all selected artists to forward to buyers, collectors, press and any other contacts they would like to visit the exhibition in person or view online.


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