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The Studio Art Gallery invites all South African artists to participate in this year’s Block Art Group Exhibition. One to six, 30cm by 30cm square artworks can be made in any medium, eg, painting, drawing, digital media, sculpture, photography, etc.

There is a R100 submission fee per artwork.

The selection committee will select the artworks for the exhibition from all submissions.

SUBMISSION INFO & DATES

All artists submitting artwork need to complete a digital application form.

Artists living outside of Cape Town (Final Submission date 22 July 4 pm) – click here.

Artists local to Cape Town (Final Submission dates 23 – 29 July) – click here.

 

GENERAL RULES

WHO MAY PARTICIPATE?
  • Any artist currently residing in South Africa can submit one to six artworks. There is no age limit for participants.
ARTWORK CRITERIA
  • There is no specific theme for this exhibition.
  • Paintings should be done on wooden or stretched canvases, measuring 30 cm by 30 cm (12 in by 12 in), at least 2.5 cm deep. WOODEN CANVASES ARE AVAILABLE AT THE STUDIO ART GALLERY.
  • Artworks may be created in any medium, i.e, oil, watercolour, pencil, etc., and three-dimensional artworks must be made from durable materials and fit within a 30 cm cube, including the base if any.
  • Artworks on paper (drawings, watercolours, photographs, etc.), should be done on at least 300-gram archival paper. The artwork should measure 24 by 24 cm with a border of 3 cm all around.
  • Prints of any technique (etching, silkscreen, monoprint, etc.) must be ‘hand-pulled’ and of a numbered series.
  • Digital and photographic techniques will be accepted.
  • Unframed artworks on paper may be submitted but need to be wrapped with a polypropylene plastic and foam-core (Archival) backing.
  • Outside measurements of framed artwork should measure 30 cm by 30 cm.
  • Sculptures should fit within a 30cm cube.
  • No artworks that have previously been on exhibition at The Studio Art Gallery will be accepted.
  • The gallery will provide tables and plinths for exhibition purposes.
  • Each artwork must stand alone, as no diptychs, triptychs, etc. will be allowed.
  • Your signature or initials should be small, discrete, and yet readable. Please write your full name, surname, and title of the artwork on the back of the artwork.
SUBMISSION DATE & FEES

All artists submitting artwork need to complete a digital application form. We have accommodated those living in Cape Town and those living outside of Cape Town – Please choose one of the following options which is applicable to you:

Artists living outside of Cape TownClick here

  • Final Online Submission Date, 4 pm, July 22 (The selection process for artists residing outside of Cape Town takes place earlier due to the additional couriering required once selected).
  • High-resolution jpeg images of no more than 3MB can be submitted in the application form below.
  • Three-dimensional sculptures should be photographed from at least four different angles to capture the artwork’s main features.
  • You will be notified via email on Tuesday, July 26th of the outcome of the digital selection.
  • If your artwork/s is approved for the Block Art Group exhibition, you will need to deliver your artwork to The Studio Art Gallery by Friday, July 29th, before 16:00 pm.
  • There is a R100 submission fee per artwork. (non-refundable)
  • No late submissions will be considered.
  • The personal data supplied on the submission form will only be used in the process of administering and by submitting artworks for this exhibition, the artist hereby consents to the disclosure of his/her personal information.

OR

Artists local to Cape TownClick here

Submission dates of artwork 23 – 29 July

  • Submission venue: The Studio Art Gallery, Shop 31 GF, Harbour Bay Mall, Corner of Main and Dido Valley Roads, Simon’s Town.
  • All artworks must be submitted, ready to hang, and delivered to The Studio Art Gallery between July 23 and July 29 by 4 p.m.
  • The artwork should include the artist’s name and the title of the artwork written on the back.
  • There is a R100 submission fee per artwork. (non-refundable)
  • No late submissions will be considered.
  • The personal data supplied on the submission form will only be used in the process of administering and by submitting artworks for this exhibition, the artist hereby consents to the disclosure of his/her personal information.
RETAIL PRICE & ARTIST’S PRICE
  • The Studio Art Gallery retains artworks on consignment once accepted onto the Block Art Group Exhibition.
  • The artist must provide the artist’s price, which is the amount the artist will be paid upon the sale of the artwork. i.e. 60% of the retail price.
  • The artist’s price must be consistent with past sales and current pricing in other galleries, the artist’s website, etc. All submissions must be for sale at a fair and market-related price.
  • The Studio Art Gallery, as the appointed agent, will take a commission of 40% of the retail price.
  • The Studio Art Gallery is not VAT registered, and therefore VAT is not added.
  • The Studio Art Gallery’s appointment will automatically terminate when the work has been returned or sold.
EFT PAYMENTS MUST BE MADE TO:
  • FNB: The Studio Art Gallery,
  • Account number: 62938155670,
  • Branch Code: 260300,
  • Reference: Initials & Surname
  • Please send Proof of Payment to admin@studioartgallery.co.za.
PACKAGING & TRANSPORTATION
  • All artworks, whether hand-delivered or couriered, must be packaged in appropriate packaging, i.e. bubble wrap, cardboard boxing, or crating and will be repackaged if not selected for exhibition or sold during the exhibition in the same packaging. The packaging must be clearly labelled with the artist’s name and artwork title.
  • Please use handy-wrap instead of packaging tape on bubble wrap.
  • The artist is responsible for all delivery costs to the submission venue and returning from the gallery at the end of the exhibition.
SELECTION PROCESS
  • The directors of The Studio Art Gallery will make up the selection committee. The selection committee will select the artworks for the exhibition from all submissions. Submissions that are not suitable, including those that do not comply with the general rules and show inadequate craftsmanship, will not be included in the exhibition.
  • The selection committee’s decision is final, and they will not engage in any correspondence regarding their selection.
  • The Studio Art Gallery will announce the final list of participating artists on this website and on social media on Saturday, August 13. Artists are welcome to attend the opening event.
  • The Studio Art Gallery reserves the right to disqualify a submission if the artist has not adhered to the above rules as stipulated, even if the artwork has been selected for the exhibition.
  • The Studio Art Gallery reserves the right to accept or decline any artwork submitted to the Block Art group exhibition.
  • The Studio Art Gallery reserves the right to not accept artworks The Studio Art Gallery considers inappropriate. Examples include, but are not limited to, artworks depicting sexual acts, pornographic content, racism, offensive to religious beliefs, portraying extreme political views, or demeaning older or disabled persons.
SELECTED ARTWORKS
  • Selected artworks must be available for an exhibition up until and including September 30, 2022.
  • The responsibility for damage or loss, however, caused, lies with the artist. Artists are therefore advised to arrange adequate insurance cover against all risks.
  • The Studio Art Gallery, as the organizer of the Block Art group exhibition, shall not be liable for any loss or damage, whether or not caused by their negligence.
  • The copyright of all artworks exhibited remains the property of the artists. By submitting artwork, the artist agrees, on an irrevocable basis, that The Studio Art Gallery may reproduce any exhibited work, free of charge, for the purposes of marketing and promotion.
UNSELECTED ARTWORK
  • Unselected artworks may be collected from The Studio Art Gallery at any time after the exhibition opening. Any artwork not collected by October 30, 2022, will be disposed of, and the artist hereby indemnifies The Studio Art Gallery from any loss or damage suffered by such disposal.
  • Artists will be required to show their ID documents or driver’s license when collecting their artwork.

ONLINE CATALOGUE

  • The Studio Art Gallery will be compiling an online catalogue of all the artworks selected for the exhibition.
  • The exhibition will run until September 30th.

OPENING EVENT

Please join us at The Studio Art Gallery at 5 pm on Saturday, August 13th for the opening event of the Block Art Group Exhibition 2022 Exhibition.

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VIEW LAST YEAR’S ARTWORK CATALOGUE