Category: Call Outs

Dehiscence Entry

Dehiscence Open Call

After a year off due to our move to Gosport, the Sticks Open will return this year.  However, unlike in previous years, where it was known as the Fareham Open, from now on our open art competition and exhibition will be known as DEHISCENCE.

 

dehiscence - (biology) release of material by splitting open of an organ or tissue; the natural bursting open at maturity 

of a fruit or other reproductive body to release seeds or spores or the bursting open of a surgically closed wound

 

Artists working in any media (including, but not limited to print, painting, drawing, photography, traditional craft materials, sculpture, digital, film, and sound) are invited to submit up to three works responding to the theme in any way they wish, interpreting the title in a way that means something to them.

Artists can enter up to three pieces for consideration, and work must not exceed 1m x 2m in size

Selected pieces will be exhibited at Sticks Contemporary between 25th  August - 22nd September, with the PV taking place between 6-8pm on Saturday 25th August.

One artist will be selected to win a £100 prize, solo exhibition and 1-month long residency.  The solo show will take place between the 8th November and 15th December

Deadline for entry is 12am on 1st August 2018.  Selected artists will be notified by 14th August 2018 with work to be delivered to Sticks Contemporary on wither 18th or 19th August, more details will be given to selected artists when they are notified.

 

Entry costs £5 for up to 3 works, Sticks Affiliate Artists can enter for FREE but must provide their username otherwise they will be charged.  Failure to provide a username will result in your work being excluded from the selection process.

 

Please make payment below, you will be taken to the entry form upon completion of payment.  If this does not happen please contact us straight away and we will email you the form link




If you are a Sticks Affiliate Artist, please visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/dehiscent-open/ where upon logging in you will be able to submit your work via the form

Artist Book Call Out

Sticks Gallery/ Live Art Local CIC will be at Ferneham Hall on the 1st July for their volunteer and not for profit event.  There will be over 70 other stalls and organisations plus entertainment and hundreds of people are expected.  We will be telling everyone about what we do and celebrating arts and diversity.  We only had only space on this confirmed very recently and so this is a last minute opportunity.

 

As we are always looking at ways to celebrate artists and help them promote their work we have decided to use our space at this large event to promote artists as well as the work of the organisation.  With this in mind, we will be devoting a part of our area to artists' publications.  This can be dummy books, printed publications, handstitched books, one-offs or those with a larger print off: it is up to you.

Books can be sold on the day and the artist will be able to retain 85% of the sale price of the book.

Can interested artists please email beth@sticksgallery.co.uk with the name of your publication, a bit about the theme of your publications, price and at least 3 images of the work contained in the book.   Selected artists will then be given an address to send your books to; or if appropriate a time to drop the book(s) off on the day.

 

The deadline for expression of interest is 26th June.  We will contact all artists the day they contact us

URGENT: Life Models and Teachers needed by hen party company Sat 29th April

We received an urgent email this afternoon asking us to help find male life models and/or teachers for 2 life drawing classes this weekend.  One taking place in Portsmouth and the other in Bournemouth.

PLEASE NOTE THIS OPPORTUNITY IS FOR THE WEEKEND OF THE 29th APRIL

The information below is pasted from the email and any interest in the role should be addressed to Kira Cremer at info.polestars@gmail.com rather than ourselves.

To find out more about polestars please visit their website http://polestars.net/life-drawing-class/
Date Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Location Bournemouth
Product Hen Life Drawing Session
Attendees 12
Venues Booked: 1/1 - The Best Western Royale,

Date Saturday, 29 April 2017 - 3:00PM to 4:00PM
Location Portsmouth
Product Hen Life Drawing Session
Attendees 14
Venues Booked: 1/1 - Holiday Inn Express,

Sticks Exterior

LAST MINUTE OPPORTUNITY: take over our space for your art

This is an opportunity for all artist members to come in to our space next week and use it as a studio.  Our current exhibition ends with the closing event on Saturday 25th March and with the exception of workshops, will not properly re-open until our new exhibition on  22nd April.

In the intervening period, we are looking at piloting opening up our space to other artists during these gaps when we are not painting the space or installing/de-installing and allowing them to take over the space.  The one caveat is that the space remains open during these times and artists interact with the public should they come in.

 

As the project develops we could also consider mini exhibitions in the space during this time which are led by the artist and which last for a week at a time.

 

This current opportunity will run (very last minute) from the afternoon on the 28th March until 2nd April.  If interested please email beth@sticksgallery.co.uk with some information about your work.

Please Note: there is no water supply to the gallery

Join CAS Artists Post it Art Exchange Pilot

Chapel Arts Studios artists are currently piloting an exciting new project where artists get to participate in a dialogue with another artist creating new work in response to a piece they are sent by the artist they are paired with.

 

Although the deadline has gone they are still currently accepting new artists and will pair more artists this Friday (3rd March).  The link to find out more is http://www.chapelartsstudios.co.uk/events/event/pilot-cas-postit/

 

Good Luck!

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

Artist Opportunity with a Southampton School

Our Director is working with a school based in Woolston this May for a week of art events and she has been tasked with organising other artists to be a part of this event that runs from the 22nd-25th May.

This is a paid opportunity for two artists to work with years 4 and 6  as follows:

-One artist working in any medium to work with year 4  (this is children aged  8 - 9 years) for 4 days;

-One digital artist to work x 4 afternoons only with year 6 (10-11 year olds)

This opportunity is FREE for Sticks Affiliate Artists to enter.  For more information and to find out how to apply please visit the affiliate artists site and log in, and check the opportunities page.  If you are not a member, Silver membership is currently FREE for the next two months and then less than a cup of coffee a month.  To find out more and join visit http://affiliateartists.sticksgallery.co.uk/join/

Deadline: 14th Feb

Have your Work Featured in a Magazine

So it's that time of year again, South Central are once again on the lookout for interesting, challenging, or beautiful work for it's winter edition.  South Central is  the Art and Culture magazine for the south central region of the UK and is available at various locations about the region.

Artists interested in being featured must send a high res image of their work (at least 300dpi, this is best print quality and you can click on "properties" to make sure this is at the right level), their name, the title and materials of the piece and their website,  by midnight on Sunday 30th October, to editorial@southcentral.co.uk.

All selected artists will be informed before Saturday 5th November.

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.