Category: exhibitions

FRAGMENTS PRIVATE VIEW

Join us on Saturday 2nd September for the opening of Sticks Contemporary in Gosport and the private view of Fragments, a new exhibition featuring the work of two Portsmouth based artists, Sue Eves and Krasimira Butseva.

 

Featuring work from Sue Eves’ Rollered collection and Krasimira Butseva’s well received, Slices of Red (pieces of which have been featured on Lens Culture and Source among others); Fragments aims to create a two-way conversation about the lived experience, and our understanding of what is real and what is not, whether that is down to human imagination, as in the case of Sue’s work Rollered or due to some different system, such as that used in propaganda, represented by Krasimira’s work questioning the reality of the photographic image in relation to Eastern European communism.

Sue Eves, Synapse (2016)

It does this by situating the work of these two very different artists in such a way that can be read either as individual collections or together, moving from one side of the room to the other, looking at the concept of reality and what impact our psychology and lived experience has on our own version of what can be considered “real”.

Krasimira Butseva, Slices of Red (2016)

The private view begins at 5pm and continues until 7pm at our new base in the heart of historic Gosport.  Both artists will be in attendance and on-hand to speak more about their work and food and drink will be provided by Sticks Contemporary.

Emma Harris: CMYK Exhibition – Adventures in Colour

Sticks Affiliate Artist, Emma Harris has a rather brilliant solo show opening at Harbour Lights in Southampton’s West Quay this 2nd July.  The exhibition is Emma’s first solo show and runs at Harbour Lights daily from 2nd July – 31st July during opening hours, with an opening on Saturday 8th July from 4pm.

 

Emma is a Southampton-based artist and workshop facilitator, specialising in acrylics and mixed-media collage.  She studied Contemporary Textiles Practice at UWIC.

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To find out more please visit Emma’s website and facebook page 

Outreach space Solo Show exhibition opportunity

Artists are invited to submit their work to be considered for a solo show at Cafe Ethos cafe and art space in Fareham. This exhibition will run from Feb 20th until 15th May and so work should be available during this time.

Please note this is a cafe space so it is not suited to works that are delicate and affected by the slightest bit of humidity.  It would most benefit a painter, illustrator, photographer, or graphic artist.

There is no payment for this exhibition opportunity but it is free to enter for our affiliate artists and we will promote the exhibition through our media channels and with flyers distributed locally, as well as on local and national listings directories and art sites.

Work can be for sale and we will take a 20% commission on work sold 10% goes to the venue and 10% to ourselves to continue to fund our work

Deadline February 10th

To submit work for this call out please visit the Affiliate Artists site and log in then visit our OPPORTUNITIES page and click on the correct link to submit work.   IF you are not already an affiliate artist you can now join for FREE for the first 2 months at our SILVER option and then it is less than a cup of coffee a month.  Artist members get free exhibition opportunities, workshops, crit sessions, artist meetups, access to paid opportunities and more.  To find out more and join please visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/

Teach an Art Journal Workshop for Young People

We are looking for an artist to run an art journalling workshop this March at Sticks Gallery for young people with mental health issues.

This workshop should last approximately 1.5 hours – 2hours and we will pay £80 for the session.

We have a  £25 materials budget for this workshop and so you should think about what materials you would need to run it and factor this into your proposal.

The workshop will be for young people of senior school age who experience mental health problems.  It will feature as part of a larger group of workshops run by artists and supported by funding from Portsmouth Partnership.

To find out more and to apply please log in to the “Affiliate Artists” Site OPPORTUNITIES section and click on this opportunity; you will then be taken to details of how to apply.  It is FREE to apply for this and all our opportunities for Affiliate Artists.  It is currently FREE to become an affiliate artist for two months when you chose the silver option; and then less than a cup of a coffee a month for opportunities, free exhibition opportunities, other opportunities, workshops, meetups,  and more.  To find out more and join please visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/

Having an up to date DBS is an advantage but not a necessity

The closing date for this opportunity is 14th February

PRINT: Artist Opportunity

We are seeking submissions from artists who utilise a variety of printing techniques in their work for our next exhibition at Ethos Space in Fareham.

This includes but is not limited to:

Linocut

Collagraph

Etching

Monoprint

Screenprint

Lithography

Letterpress

Artworks should be no bigger than 1.5m x 1m.

Artwork can be for sale but will be subject to a 20% commission including 5% merchant fees

There is no set theme, the only rule is that work must not cause “offence” due to the public facing nature of the venue.

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For all other artists we ask for a £3 donation that will make a contribution to our ongoing work supporting artists and making the arts more accessible to all!  Please click the “donate” button below.  Once you have made your payment you will be redirected to an upload page where you can send us your art work




The exhibition will take place between 14th November and 6th February. The Deadline for submitting works is 31st October, selected artists will be notified by 6th November and works should be delivered to Sticks Gallery on Saturday 12th November between 12-3pm.

Artist Opportunity: Gargle Call Out

GARGLE: Submit your work

We’re inviting all artists working in any 2D medium to submit works for our premier show at the Tooth Gallery: Gargle.    The Tooth Gallery is situated in Southsea Orthodontic Practice and is part of our programme to make gallery quality art accessible to the community and to give amazing artists new opportunities to be seen by wide and diverse audiences.
Gargle is a tongue in cheek exhibition of the mouth curated by Jenny Tipton, we’re interested in works that focus on the mouth: what’s inside them, what comes out of them, teeth, tongues, speech and taste, whatever you work features, we would like to see it!
Get your work seen in a busy working environment, open 5 days a week to the public. Sticks Gallery has a community focused ethos, bringing quality art into everyday spaces.
 **Extended Deadline**
CLOSING DATE: 21st October
Work will need to be dropped off ready to hang the weekend of the 22nd October to be installed the following week.
There are two ways to submit, if you are a Sticks Gallery Affiliate Artist you can submit here for FREE.
If you are not a member yet but would like to receive access to opportunities, Artist Crits, Help with Professional Development, FREE exhibition opportunities, selling opportunities and more all for less than a coffee a month then please visit “JOIN” and become a member today;
or you can submit by donating £3 to our continued work making the arts accessible to all and supporting artists by click below.  Once you have made your donation you will be taken to a page where you can upoad your work and submit your details.




If you wish your work to be for sale, a 15% commission will be taken by Sticks including a merchants fee, so please price accordingly.
Please state on application whether your work is framed or unframed. Unfortunately we are unable to provide framing.
As we are exhibiting in a public space, indecent or offensive images will not be considered.
We look forward to seeing your work!