information for artists


O3 Gallery Oxford

Crafty Call-Out


Artists working with traditional craft techniques:

We are searching for artists who work with craft processes to exhibit in our May 2015 exhibition. We are looking for creatives who use traditional craft techniques to produce contemporary works of art. Submissions for 2D and object-based work, as well as installation (interior and exterior) are accepted, in all media.

To apply please complete and return the application form HERE along with accompanying images to info@o3gallery.co.uk marked for the attention of 'Helen Statham'.

Early career designer-makers:

In association with Artweeks we are inviting designer-makers who are currently students or recent graduates to submit work to be sold in the O3 Gallery shop throughout May 2015.

To apply please complete and return the application form HERE along with accompanying images to info@o3gallery.co.uk marked for the attention of 'Kate Zakrzewska'.
 
DEADLINE FOR BOTH APPLICATIONS: Midnight on Sunday 22nd March 2015.


Opportunities for Artists


There are lots of opportunities for artists at the O3 Gallery, see below for details:


Oxford Art Prize

O3 Gallery and Oxford Castle Quarter are launching the new and exciting Oxford Art Prize; an open art competition to celebrate Oxford city’s unique culture, natural beauty and heritage. On Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th June 2015 artists will bring their own sketchbooks, paper, boards and canvases to a previously allocated location within Oxford and then work ‘en plein air’ creating a flurry of visible artistic activity across the city. Entries will be exhibited at the O3 Gallery within Oxford Castle Quarter and The Town Hall Gallery. We think everyone should have the opportunity to celebrate the beauty of Oxford and take pride in the city in which we live, work, and visit. Entries from artists of all ages and locations are welcomed, and work created in all 2D mark-making media will be accepted. Participating artists may complete their art work at home or in studios before submission at the end of August 2015. Finished pieces must be returned for a judged exhibition and sale of work taking place between Saturday 29th August and Sunday 13th September 2015. The competition opens for registration in February 2015 and registration will close in mid-May 2015. The Oxford Art Prize is presented by O3 Gallery and Oxford Castle Quarter in association with Experience Oxfordshire, Oxford Preservation Trust, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire Artweeks, and Eye Division web services.
 
Image ‘Dreaming Spires’ by Tim Steward.

Registration deadline: Midnight on Friday 8th May 2015

Click here for details on how to apply.




Exhibit in an O3 Gallery curated exhibition

These exhibitions are curated by the O3 Gallery team in line with proposals that are submitted. To put forward a proposal, please email the following information to info@o3gallery.co.uk :

• A covering letter, outlining how you wish to use the space, when you would prefer to exhibit and a guide to the prices you normally charge for your work.

• Up to 20 images of your work in low-res jpeg format. (Please label all your images with title, size, medium and date.)

• An up to date Curriculum Vitae.

• An Artist Statement.

• Links to any web pages with more work/information.

Please note, there is no deadline for proposals, however we tend to programme at least a year in advance, so the earlier you can contact us, the better!

Selected exhibitions run for approximately 3-4 weeks and are curated, installed, marketed and promoted by the O3 Gallery. The cost of this is heavily subsidised by the gallery, however as we function on a not-for-profit basis, for the benefit of the local community, we do require artists to pay an exhibitions fee of £375* in order to contribute to the costs.

*Exhibitions fees are £375 for selling exhibitions, alongside a gallery commission rate of 40%. The exhibition fee for non-selling exhibitions is £1,500 for a 3-4 week period.

For each selected exhibition the O3 Gallery purchases a piece of artwork to form part of the Oxford Castle Art Collection. Click here for further details.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to write to applicants whose proposals are selected. There is no deadline for applications. The O3 Gallery does not invite artists to present their work at the gallery informally and therefore please do not ‘cold call’. You are welcome to drop your application in by hand if you wish to do so.


Suggest an event
Are you a performance artist or musician? We welcome proposals from performers too! Send your ideas through to info@o3gallery.co.uk

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are only able to write to applicants whose proposals are selected. There is no deadline for applications. The O3 Gallery does not invite artists to present their work at the gallery informally and therefore please do not ‘cold call’. You are welcome to drop your application in by hand if you wish to do so.

GALLERY PLANS: Click the pictures below to download the Gallery plans in pdf format.



Gallery Floor Plan

Gallery floor plan 2

Gallery Wall Plan
 
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