Call for Submissions 2020

The Derby Print Open is an exhibition open to all showcasing contemporary printmaking from artists based in the United Kingdom.

Green Door Printmaking Studio is Derbyshire’s only open access artist studio dedicated to the art and craft of innovative and environmentally sound printmaking. We strive to raise the profile of printmaking as a primary art form with a long and distinguished history. We also host and organise the International Print Exchange.

We are celebrating our third Derby Print Open in 2020! And although this year, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have had to alter the way we are doing things, we are still planning to support our printmakers and celebrate printmaking in June!

 

Applications are now open!
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Submissions

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Unframed Print Submissions

We invite printmakers to submit up to five (5) original unframed prints per entrant. Upon selection, printmakers will be invited to include up to two (2) additional unframed prints from the same edition (where possible).

£15 per entrant

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Derby Print Open 2020

Deadline for submissions - 30th April 2020

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How it works

Applications are open to all and there is no assigned theme.

Printmakers are invited to complete an online submission form before the deadline, and (subject to available space) each entrant will be guaranteed at least one of their submitted works being exhibited, provided all other guidelines are adhered to.

All submission fees are non-refundable and offset costs incurred for administration, installation and promotional literature for the Derby Print Open. All works are subject to a 30% commission fee if sold. NFS framed works are accepted.

The exhibition takes place throughout June.

Important Dates

January
Call for entries open

Jan - March
Applications accepted online

March
Deadline for submissions 30th March. 

April
Deadline extended to 30th April!

May
Applications will be shortlisted and all printmakers notified by 7th May. Shortlisted printmakers will be invited to post work to Green Door Printmaking Studio (throughout May)

June

Exhibition showing 5th - 27th June

July
Unsold work to be posted back from studio to printmakers (July)

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