RHS Malvern Show PIA Exhibition Artists Named

I am very pleased to announce the list of artists participating in the RHS Malvern Spring Show PIA Exhibition

Works in both 2D and 3D will be presented at this exhibition by professional artists and creators from Cheltenham, Malvern, Worcester and the surrounding area.

To find out more and how to purchase their work, a brief biography, a selection of images of work and details on how to contact each artist will be released shortly. Please take this opportunity to peruse their websites and see their fantastic work.

Participating Artists are:

  • Cherrie Mansfield
  • Chloe Hull
  • Chris Greening
  • Deb Stanley
  • Jilly Oxlade-Arnott
  • Marilyn Gough
  • PIA Member (a selection of work from its members)
  • Richard Evans
  • Sam Fenner
  • Sarah Greening
  • Tony Davie
  • Tracy Churchill
  • Wendy Stafford

This event has only been made possible though the ongoing support and partnership of Participate In Art and Allomorphic

Call for Artists – Riverside Arts

Saturday 10th August on the banks of the River Severn at Worcester

Some artists have already reserved their place at the Riverside Arts 2019 but plenty more are available. We are aiming for twenty five artists this year. Please see Riverside Arts on the events pages of our website for more information.

This is a great opportunity to display and sell your work direct to the public during a dramatically increased visitor time, as it is during the annual Worcester Festival and the same day as the St. Richards Hospice famous Duck Race. Open to the public from 10am to 5pm.

These events are designed to provide maximum exposure and sales opportunities for local artists so participating fees are kept as low as possible. The Riverside Arts is an artist participation fees only event, payable with booking and there are no additional commissions.

Only £45 per stand

All planning, trade licences, logistics and event management are dealt with by us.

We will robustly promote each event via blogs and social media, as well as links to artist’s own websites and social media sites. Promotions will include artist name (& brand), public contact details, web links and multiple images of their work. 

We will design and produce event posters and flyers, which will be given out across the city and are made available to each artist to help with their own promotional activities. A large promotional banner is placed at the event site for a week before and during the event. Additional banners, directional lamp post signage and even paths of chalk floor decals are displayed before and during the event.

If you are interested in participating in The Riverside Arts event please call me directly on 07713 055 999, email chris@participateinart.com or download, complete and submit the below Artist Application Form:

For more information on when the Riverside Arts is taking place, please follow the link below:

If you wish to find out more about Participate In Art please contact us through the link below or contact us directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

Call for Artists – 1st Ever Hopmarket Arts !

PIA is giving artists the opportunity to be part of the Hopmarket Arts through a call for artists for the first ever Hopmarket Arts being held on Easter Sunday 21st April.

The Hopmarket Arts is a NEW series of Art events and is part of the broadening set of PIA artistic events in and around Worcester

Hopmarket Arts is a partnership between PIA, Hopmarket Charities and Council City Council which takes place at the same location on the third Sunday of every month.

Limited spaces available as others have already reserved

These events fill up very quickly so please confirm your interest as soon as possible! 

PIA will actively promote the event via social media & blog. The event will be listed on national and local event websites. Artist biographies and contact details are activity promoted through social media and online. Partners and sponsors will actively promote the event and participating artists. Posters will be created and distributed around the city. The Hopmarket site will also have promotional banners on the entrance railing for the week leading up to each event.

If you are interested in being part of this event on 21st April for just £30 per stand, please email me directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott (PIA Curator)
Mob: 07713 055 999
Email: chris@participateinart.com

Information for Interested Artists

Location:

  • The inner courtyard of the Hopmarket, off The Foregate and Sansome Street, Worcester WR1 1DL

Opening Times:           

  • Open to public 10am till 5pm

Artist Fees:

  • £30.00 per stand payable via BACS in advance 
  • Participation fee only no additional sales commission or marketing fees taken
  • Includes:
    • Stand installation and breakdown
    • Multiple pre-event marketing and PR
    • Direct promotion to wide contact network
    • Design, creation and printing of event posters
    • Poster distribution 
    • Event management
    • Artist Assistance Services
      • use of card payment system
      • set up and display assistance
    • Legal and regulatory compliance
    • Post event site clean up
    • Post event review marketing 

Access:                        

  • Set up can begin from 9am and must be completed and ready to open by 9:55am.
  • Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:00pm.
  • Artist group photograph to take place on site at 10am.

Loading/Unloading:    

  • There are no parking facilities for this event, temporary parking for loading and unloading is provided, but artists must be aware that this is a public highway and local business access, parking and movement will take priority.
  • There is no parking facilities for this event, temporary parking for set and break down can be used off St Nicholas Road and Sansome Street,
    take the turning off either street and head towards the back of La Danse.
  • The load/unload parking are spaces paid for and allocated to the Hopmarket businesses and residence, when leaving your vehicles, please ensure you don’t double park and that you place a note on your dash with name, mobile and stating that you are “Temporarily unloading for the Hopmarket Arts, if you require me to move this vehicle please contact on …….”
  • This is a very busy and restricted area so please be mindful that it’s used regally by traders and they get quite upset about people using their spaces. Best to unload your stuff, then move your vehicle and return to set up, please.
  • There are several pay and display parking facilities nearby with one on Sansome Street itself.

Conditions of Use:

  • Artists to be set up and ready for trading by 9:55am. Artist group photograph at 10am. Stand must be ready and maned at 10am. Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:30pm.
  • Artist or artist representatives to be present at all times (except breaks).
  • Artist are responsible for providing their own display equipment and floor furniture (including table and table covers).
  • Artists are responsible for their own sales only.
  • Artists may use the entirety of their stand.
  • Artist applications will be vetted to ensure a high standard of work, display and professionalism.
  • Permission from PIA must be sort for artists wanting to place/display work outside their stand (such as placement of easels/stands) as we have to consider neighbouring stands and public health and safety.

The Stands Themselves:

  • Fitted with rear and sides weather panels (opaque white).
  • No holes or damage are allowed to the stand fabric or wall material.
  • Artists will be allocated a stand (3x3m). All stands have at least 1 side facing the public (two when side walls are removed).
  • Artists will have access to the inside of the back wall and both inside side walls, they can use the stand frame to hang artwork from (no damage to be caused to stand).
  • The stands do not come with power/electricity provided.

Insurance:                   

  • Artist must have valid Public Liability Insurance to a minimum value of £2m.
  • PIA assure that all artist data is held and managed via its GDPR Data Protection Policy (available to download at http://www.participateinart.com).

Event Sponsors:           

  • This event is a partnership between Participate In Art, Hopmarket Charity and Worcester City Council.
  • Any promotional material including social media transactions must copy/refer/tag the event partners.
  • Additional sponsors will be sort to provide ongoing support throughout the year.

Set Up Assistance:       

  • If you have any concerns or issues with your stand configuration or set up when you arrive, please contact Chris – PIA Curator (07713 055 999), who will be around on the day. Chris will also be available throughout the day to assist you if needed, especially during set up.
  • You are requested to be mindful of your and the public’s safety during set up and break down, especially when moving large, fragile, sharp or heavy objects.

Additional Services (Credit Card Payments): 

  • For those who have no provision for taking credit card payment, subject to network signal, PIA will make its card payment terminal available to you. This is actioned through it’s mobile phone and Izettle payment device. PIA will not charge any additional fee for providing this service (Izettle currently charge 1.75%) and will transfer the net value when the payment has been cleared (normal 1-2 days). Payment receipts can be emailed or texted to your customers directly.

Promotion on Social Media:

  • PIA will actively promote the event via social media & blog (please follow Participate In Art to get the feeds for retweeting/forwarding to your network). If you do not use social media then please sign up the PIA Blog, via the website, to receive these by email.
  • Event will be listed on national and local event websites.
  • Artist biographies and contact details are activity promoted through social media and online.
  • Partners and sponsors will actively promote the event and participating artists.
  • Posters will be created and distributed around the city. The Hopmarket site will also have promotional banners on the entrance.

Event Size and Scope: 

  • Standard events will accommodate up to six artist stands (3x3m) located around the Courtyard.
  • Our objective is to produce a professional Arts event with a high quality visitor experience. Worcester has an incredible arts scene and quality of artists, and we wish to show the best of these in a setting that is itself magnificent. You have been invited to participate in this event as we believe you and your work reflects this ethos and desire to set a benchmark to be achieved and emulated by others.
  • We hold visual presentation and appearance of the event in high regard and expect all artists to produce a professional looking and presented stall as is possible. Table covers must be used (no bare table/counter boards on show), banners must be hung and presented well. We have no doubt that this is second nature for you all.

Artist Attending:         

  • Each artist/stall has been allocated a stand and exact locations will be provided to you in advance. 

Example of Artist Biography needed for Promotional Activities:

Artist Name/Brand: 
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impressions       

Discipline:  
Architectural Watercolour Artist                    

Biography (up to 60 words) :  
An Architectural Watercolour Artist working in fine line ink and bold watercolour. Her unique and colourful style concentrates on the subject building leaving the rest as fine line ink work. She lives and works in Worcester and will be displaying original watercolour, fine art prints, digital prints and cards of her Worcester, Malvern, Croome and Global Collections.  

Contact Details:     
Mobile: 07879 347 007
Email: Jilly@architecturalimpressions.uk
Website: http://www.archiimp.com.
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): @archiimp

Images:                        
Image #1 Title: Logo Snip (1240x618pixel 102KB)
Image #2 Title: Jilly with Artwork (1854×616 pixel 141KB)
Image #3 Title: Artwork Image 1 (926×923 pixel 64KB)
Image #4 Title: Artwork Image 2 (926×923 pixel 275KB)

If you are interested in being part of this event on 21st April please email me directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott
Mob: 07713 055 999
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images and artwork are held by Architectural Impressions UK and Participate In Art

Call for Artists – Courtyard Arts on 7th April

PIA is giving artists the opportunity to be part of its Courtyards Arts through a calling for artists for the first Courtyard Arts of 2019 being held on Sunday 7th April.

The Courtyard Arts is the series of Arts events and is part of the broadening set of PIA artistic events in and around Worcester. Courtyard Arts is partnership with PIA, nestWorcester and the Royal Porcelain Work, which takes place at the same location on the first Sunday of every month.

Limited spaces available as others have already reserved

These events fill up very quickly so please confirm your interest as soon as possible! 

Sasha Louise Rae said of the Courtyard Arts in October “Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Jilly for the opportunity to be involved in the Courtyard Arts today. I really appreciate your help, advice and words of encouragement and would really welcome the chance to work with you again”

Susan Birth commented on the Courtyards Arts “The view from my stand at yesterday’s first Courtyard Arts event organised by @partinart in partnership with the nestWorcester. What a great day it turned out to be! Suberb venue, lovely sunshine and a constant stream of interested visitors, so thank you @partinart”

PIA will actively promote the event via social media & blog. The event will be listed on national and local event websites. Artist biographies and contact details are activity promoted through social media and online. Partners and sponsors will actively promote the event and participating artists. Posters will be created and distributed around the city. The Courtyard site will also have promotional banners on the entrance railing for the week leading up to each event.

If you are interested in being part of this event on 7th April for just £30 per stand, please email me directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott (PIA Curator)
Mob: 07713 055 999
Email: chris@participateinart.com

Information for Interested Artists

Location:

  • The Courtyard of Royal Porcelain Works and Nest Worceter, Severn Street, Worcester, WR1 2NE.

Opening Times:           

  • Open to public 10am till 5pm

Artist Fees:

  • £30.00 per stand payable via BACS in advance 
  • Participation fee only no additional sales commission or marketing fees taken
  • Includes:
    • Stand installation and breakdown
    • Multiple pre-event marketing and PR
    • Direct promotion to wide contact network
    • Design, creation and printing of event posters
    • Poster distribution 
    • Event management
    • Artist Assistance Services
      • use of card payment system
      • set up and display assistance
    • Legal and regulatory compliance
    • Post event site clean up
    • Post event review marketing 

Access:                        

  • Set up can begin from 9am and must be completed and ready to open by 9:55am.
  • Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:30pm.
  • Artist group photograph to take place on site at 10am.

Loading/Unloading:    

  • There are no parking facilities for this event, temporary parking for loading and unloading is provided, but artists must be aware that this is a public highway and local business access and movement will take priority.
  • The load/unload parking area can be accessed via St. Peters Street and/or Kings Street, take the turning off the road and head towards the CY Resources building, just before this building turn right and drive with the buildings on your left to the end where you will see several parking spaces on the left against the side wall (white wall) of the Henry Sandon Hall. Walk through to the Courtyard itself. After unloading you will have to move your vehicle, the nearest public car park is in Kings Street, but cheaper ones are available within walking distance.

Conditions of Use:

  • Artists to be set up and ready for trading by 9:55am. Artist group photograph at 10am. Stand must be ready and maned at 10am. Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:30pm.
  • Artist or artist representatives to be present at all times (except breaks).
  • Artist are responsible for providing their own display equipment and floor furniture (including table and table covers).
  • Artists are responsible for their own sales only.
  • Artists may use the entirety of their stand.
  • Artist applications will be vetted to ensure a high standard of work, display and professionalism.
  • Permission from PIA must be sort for artists wanting to place/display work outside their stand (such as placement of easels/stands) as we have to consider neighbouring stands and public health and safety.

The Stands Themselves:

  • Fitted with rear and sides weather panels (opaque white).
  • No holes or damage are allowed to the stand fabric or wall material.
  • Artists will be allocated a stand (3x3m). All stands have at least 1 side facing the public (two when side walls are removed).
  • Artists will have access to the inside of the back wall and both inside side walls, they can use the stand frame to hang artwork from (no damage to be caused to stand).
  • The stands do not come with power/electricity provided.

Insurance:                   

  • Artist must have valid Public Liability Insurance to a minimum value of £2m.
  • PIA assure that all artist data is held and managed via its GDPR Data Protection Policy (available to download at http://www.participateinart.com).

Event Sponsors:           

  • This event is a partnership between nestWorcester, Participate In Art and The Royal Porcelain Works.
  • Any promotional material including social media transactions must copy/refer/tag the event partners.
  • Additional sponsors will be sort to provide ongoing support throughout the year.

Set Up Assistance:       

  • If you have any concerns or issues with your stand configuration or set up when you arrive, please contact Chris – PIA Curator (07713 055 999), who will be around on the day. Chris will also be available throughout the day to assist you if needed, especially during set up.
  • You are requested to be mindful of your and the public’s safety during set up and break down, especially when moving large, fragile, sharp or heavy objects.

Additional Services (Credit Card Payments): 

  • For those who have no provision for taking credit card payment, subject to network signal, PIA will make its card payment terminal available to you. This is actioned through it’s mobile phone and Izettle payment device. PIA will not charge any additional fee for providing this service (Izettle currently charge 1.75%) and will transfer the net value when the payment has been cleared (normal 1-2 days). Payment receipts can be emailed or texted to your customers directly.

Promotion on Social Media:

  • PIA will actively promote the event via social media & blog (please follow Participate In Art to get the feeds for retweeting/forwarding to your network). If you do not use social media then please sign up the PIA Blog, via the website, to receive these by email.
  • Event will be listed on national and local event websites.
  • Artist biographies and contact details are activity promoted through social media and online.
  • Partners and sponsors will actively promote the event and participating artists.
  • Posters will be created and distributed around the city. The Courtyard site will also have promotional banners on the entrance railing for the week leading up to each event.

Event Size and Scope: 

  • Standard events will accommodate up to six artist stands (3x3m) located around the Courtyard.
  • Our objective is to produce a professional Arts event with a high quality visitor experience. Worcester has an incredible arts scene and quality of artists, and we wish to show the best of these in a setting that is itself magnificent. You have been invited to participate in this event as we believe you and your work reflects this ethos and desire to set a benchmark to be achieved and emulated by others.
  • We hold visual presentation and appearance of the event in high regard and expect all artists to produce a professional looking and presented stall as is possible. Table covers must be used (no bare table/counter boards on show), banners must be hung and presented well. We have no doubt that this is second nature for you all.

Artist Attending:         

  • Each artist/stall has been allocated a stand and exact locations will be provide to you in advance.  

Example of Artist Biography needed for Promotional Activities:

Artist Name/Brand: 
Jilly Oxlade-Arnott of Architectural Impressions       

Discipline:  
Architectural Watercolour Artist                    

Biography (up to 60 words) :  
An Architectural Watercolour Artist working in fine line ink and bold watercolour. Her unique and colourful style concentrates on the subject building leaving the rest as fine line ink work. She lives and works in Worcester and will be displaying original watercolour, fine art prints, digital prints and cards of her Worcester, Malvern, Croome and Global Collections.  

Contact Details:     
Mobile: 07879 347 007
Email: Jilly@architecturalimpressions.uk
Website: http://www.archiimp.com.
Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram): @archiimp

Images:                        
Image #1 Title: Logo Snip (1240x618pixel 102KB)
Image #2 Title: Jilly with Artwork (1854×616 pixel 141KB)
Image #3 Title: Artwork Image 1 (926×923 pixel 64KB)
Image #4 Title: Artwork Image 2 (926×923 pixel 275KB)

If you are interested in being part of this event on 7th April please email me directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott
Mob: 07713 055 999
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images and artwork are held by Architectural Impressions UK and Participate In Art

Contrasting View Exhibition

Jilly Oxlade-Arnott’s Contrasting View Exhibition for International Women’s Day opens tomorrow at the Third Space Worcester Arts Workshop (for the whole of March)

PIA sets up ‘Contrasting View Exhibition’ in The Third Space at the Worcester Arts Workshop (WAW) for PIA Gold Member Jilly Oxlade-Arnott.

This exhibition will open from tomorrow until the end of March, as part of WAW’s recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD) on Friday 8th March at 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH.

This micro exhibition in honour of International Women’s Day showcases two contrasting styles of work by Jilly Oxlade-Arnott, who gave up a career to follow her passion for drawing, painting and architecture. In just two years she has established a national and international collector base and has a growing private commission network. A prolific artist who produces three new collections a year as well as a number of celebrated exhibitions.

Oxlade-Arnott is known for her unique watercolour and fine line ink depictions of historically or nationally significant architecture. She is a Worcester based architectural watercolour artist from a family of draughtsmen, painters, potters and sculptors. Having two distinct styles, a traditional ‘Classique’ which is bright watercolour with detailed fine line ink and ‘Vivid’, simplistic bold lines on layers of pure vibrant colours, inspired by the pop art genre and best seen on large scale canvasses.

Works for sale are:

  • Artwork A ‘St. Paul’s Cathedral in Refreshers Colour’ Original A2 Fine Art Canvas £140.00
  • Artwork B ‘St. Paul’s Cathedral’ Original Ink & Watercolour £420.00
  • Artwork C ‘Big Ben Duo in Red/Blue/White’ Original A2 Fine Art Canvas £140.00
  • Artwork D ‘Big Ben Duo in Ruby/Olive Green/White’ Original A1 Fine Art Canvas £280.00
  • Artwork E ‘Big Ben (Elisabeth Tower)’Original Ink & Watercolour £420.00
  • Artwork F ‘Buckingham Palace’Original Ink & Watercolour £420.00
  • Artwork G ‘Buckingham Palace in Jade, Purple, White’Original A1 Fine Art Canvas £280.00
  • Artwork H ‘Tower Bridge in Racing Green, Vanilla’Original A1 Fine Art Canvas £280.00
  • Artwork I ‘Tower Bridge’Limited Edition 3/125 Fine Art Print £75.00
  • Artwork J ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa’Original Ink & Watercolour £420.00
  • Artwork K ‘Leaning Tower of Pisa in Lilac, Lime, Black’Original A1 Fine Art Canvas £280.00
  • Artwork L ‘Eiffel Tower’Limited Edition 34/125 Fine Art Print £75.00
  • Artwork M ‘Notre Dame’Limited Edition 6/125 Fine Art Print £75.00
  • Artwork N ‘Worcester Cathedral in Yellow, White, Black’ Original A0 Fine Art Canvas £360.00

For more information on how to exhibit at the Third Space in the Worcester Arts Workshop, please contact Kay on 01905 25053, email: info@worcesterartsworkshop.org.uk or visit the web link below

The exhibition and event was sponsored through kind support by the Worcester City Council

This exhibition was delivered by Participate In Art and Worcester Arts Workshop

Almost there on potential sites for WOS 2019 PIA Gallery

PIA continues to meet with a number of potential sites for the hosting of the Worcestershire Open Studio PIA Gallery for August 2019.

The Worcestershire Open Studio programme is a wonderful event providing access to artists and their studio/workshops across Worcestershire.

PIA will be providing local (Worcestershire only) artists the opportunity to be part of the WOS event who wouldn’t normally be able to or prefer being part of a collective. It’s designed for artists who don’t have suitable space or access to open their studios, home workshops, or would prefer to be part of a group of artists.

The format will be the same as WOS in terms of artists needing to be present and participate directly in the event, (as this is a great opportunity to meet visitors and buyers) PIA will manage all the other aspects for them.

Several sites are being short listed and a number of artists have already registered their interest in being part of this event.

PIA are hoping that a suitable site will be finalised early next week and a call for artists will be released straight away.

If you are interested, please call Chris on 07713 055 999 to discuss how you can be involved.

If you want to know more about Worcestershire Open Studios itself please follow the link below:

Ounce Art Wall

The Ounce Art Wall has been changed again despite being refreshed only a week ago.

PIA member, architectural watercolour and pop art artist Jilly Oxlade-Arnott had to replace her work in the Ounce following confirmation of her ‘Contrasting View Exhibition’ at the Worcester Arts Workshop opening on 5th March.

Some of the original canvasses are integral to the Contrasting View Exhibition meaning she has the opportunity to display a select number of her Ludlow Collection works in the Ounce during March. Many of these works haven’t been seen by a Worcester audience and are part of a twelve strong collection released in November last year for the very successful Ludlow Food Centre Guest Exhibition.

Works on display are:

  • ‘Broad and Kings’ Limited Edition Fine Art Print £75.00
  • ‘Ludlow Castle Aspect II’ Limited Edition Fine Art Print £75.00
  • ‘Readers House’ Limited Edition Fine Art Print £75.00
  • ‘The Ironbridge’ Limited Edition Fine Art Print £75.00
  • ‘Ludlow Castle’ Limited Edition Fine Art Print £155.00
  • ‘Wroxter Roman City’ Limited Edition Fine Art Print £75.00
  • ‘The Feathers Hotel’ Limited Edition Fine Art Print £75.00
  • ‘Worcester Cathedral Vivid in Purple, White & Black’ Framed Print £55.00

If you wish to purchase any of the artwork displayed at The Ounce Bar and Kitchen, please call Chris on 07713 055 999 or email chris@participateinart.com

The Ounce Bar & Kitchen
Shane & Amy Peckover
Address: 40 The Tything, Worcester, WR1 1JL
Tel: 01905 330 460
Email: ouncebar@hotmail.com

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images are held by Participate In Art

Ounce Artwork Refreshed

Art For Business Partner The Ounce have new artwork installed today.

The bold and vibrant colours of Jilly Oxlade-Arnott’s Pop Art style artwork greets visitors as they enter this extremely popular and thriving bar and kitchen.

  • ‘Worcester Cathedral in Yellow/Black/White’ Original A0 Fine Art Canvas £360.00
  • ‘Big Ben Duo in Red/Blue/White’ Original A2 Fine Art Canvas £140.00
  • ‘St.Paul’s Cathedral in refreshers colour’ Original A2 Fine Art Canvas £140.00
  • ‘St. Pauls Cathedral’ Limited Edition Fine Art Print £75.00
  • ‘Big Ben in Yellow/Honey/Lilac’ Fine Art Print £35.00
  • ‘Tower Bridge in Teal/Rose/Tan’ Fine Art Print £35.00

If you wish to purchase any of the artwork displayed at The Ounce Bar and Kitchen, please call Chris on 07713 055 999 or email chris@participateinart.com

The Ounce Bar & Kitchen
Shane & Amy Peckover
Address: 40 The Tything, Worcester, WR1 1JL
Tel: 01905 330 460
Email: ouncebar@hotmail.com

If you are an Artist or a Business and wish to find out more about the Art For Business Programme and how it may help you, please contact us through the link below or contact us directly:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images are held by Participate In Art

Call For Artists – Riverside Arts

Riverside Arts is held annually on the 1st Saturday of the Worcester Festival in August (Saturday 10th August). Hosting over twenty outdoor exhibition stands along the bank of the River Severn, Worcester.

Some artists have already reserved their place at the Riverside Arts and we are looking for artists from Worcester, Malvern and the surrounding areas.

This is a great opportunity to display and sell your work direct to the public during a dramatically increased visitor time, as it is during the annual Worcester Festival and the same day as the St. Richards Hospice famous Duck Race. Open to the public from 10am to 5pm.

These events are designed to provide maximum sales opportunities for artists so participating fees and/or gallery commissions are kept as low as possible. The Riverside Arts is an artist participation fees only event, payable with booking and there are no additional gallery commissions.

Riverside Arts 2019 is only £45 per artist

All planning, trade licences, logistics and event management are dealt with by PIA.

If you are interested in participating in The Riverside Arts event please download, complete and submit the below Artist Application Form:

Event Promotion

We will robustly promote each event via blogs and social media, as well as links to artist’s own websites and social media sites. Promotions will include artist name (& brand), public contact details, web links and multiple images of their work. 

We will design and produce event posters and flyers, which will be given out across the city and are made available to each artist to help with their own promotional activities. A large promotional banner is placed at the event site for a week before and during the event. Additional banners, directional lamp post signage and even paths of chalk floor decals are displayed before and during the event.

Participation Details and Conditions

Loading/Unloading and Parking:

  • There are no free parking facilities for this event, but the site is next to Copenhagan Street Car Park

Conditions of Use:

  • Set up can begin from 8.30am and must be completed and ready to open by 9:55am
  • Break down cannot start until 5pm and must be completed by 6:30pm
  • Artists group photograph to take place on site at 10am
  • Artists or artist representatives to be present at all times (except breaks)
  • Artists are responsible for providing their own display equipment and floor furniture in addition to the counter/table provided (including table covers)
  • 8ft by 4ft counters are provided as standard, but you may have these removed if required
  • Artists are responsible for their own sales only
  • Artists may use the entirety of their stand
  • Artist applications will be vetted to ensure a high standard of work, display and professionalism
  • If PIA or its representative asks you to remove any display outside your stand, this must be done without delay or question.
  • Each artist/stand will be allocated with a number
  • An A4 piece of paper marked with your name will be placed on your allocated stand. This may be removed once you have located your space
  • Stands are pre-allocated and cannot be changed without prior approval by PIA
  • PIA will provide all the stand, location, space, presentation ideas and gazebo hanging solutions to you well in advance of the event  
  • Table covers must be used (no bare table/counter boards on show), banners must be hung and presented well. We have no doubt that this is second nature for you all
  • Last minutes cancellation, due to weather are a possibility, however as the vast majority of marketing and artist promotions would have been completed the artist fees are non-refundable
  • We will assess the artists’ applications to ensure the quality of work of all artists wishing to participate in these events are of the high level of workmanship, application and presentation we require.

The Stands Themselves:

  • Fitted with rear and sides weather panels (opaque white)
  • Rain gutters will be fitted to adjoining stands
  • No holes or damage are allowed to the stand fabric or wall material
  • Artists will be allocated a stand (3x3m)
  • All stands have at least one side facing the public (two if on a corner pitch)
  • Artists will have access to the inside of the back wall and both inside side walls, they can use the stand frame to hang artwork from (no damage to be caused to stand)
  • The stands do not come with power/electricity provided (available on request at additional cost)
  • Permission from PIA must be sought for artists wanting to place/display work outside their stand (such as placement of easels/stands) as we have to consider neighbouring stands and public health and safety.

Insurance:

  • Artist must have valid Public Liability Insurance to a minimum value of £2m.

Event Sponsors:

  • This event is a partnership between Worcester City Council, LSD Promotions and Participate In Art 
  • Any promotional material including social media transactions must copy/refer/tag the event partners
  • Additional sponsors will be sought to provide ongoing support throughout the year.

Event Assistance:

  • If you have any concerns or issues with your stand configuration, how to hang your work, or set up issues when you arrive, please contact Chris (07713 055 999), who will be available throughout the set up and breakdown periods to assist you in your display hanging, layout and lifting
  • PIA or its representative will be there throughout the day
  • You are reminded to be mindful of your and the public’s safety during set up and break down, especially when moving large, fragile, sharp or heavy objects.
  • For those who have no provision for taking credit card payment, subject to network signal, PIA will make its card payment terminal available to you. This is actioned through its mobile phone and Izettle payment device. We will not charge any additional fee for providing this service (iZettle currently charge 1.75%) and will transfer the net value when the payment has been cleared (normal 1-2 days)
  • Payment receipts can be emailed or texted to your customers directly.

If you are interested in participating in The Riverside Arts event please download, complete and submit the below Artist Application Form:

Chris Oxlade-Arnott 
Tel: +44 (0)7713 055 999 
Email: chris@participateinart.com

© Copyright and Intellectual Property Right (IP) of all images are held by Participate In Art.

PIA Art Exhibition Area now fully booked

In just a few days the spaces at the new PIA Art Exhibition at this year’s Worcester Show at Gheluvelt Park were fully booked.

The call for artists opened just before the weekend with some artists having ready pre-booked through the PIA events web pages.

We have ten local artists who will be presenting a range of 2D & 3D disciplines and mediums from photography to fused glass. All art and items are created or hand made locally.

More details and information on participating artist will be released soon.

I’m very sorry to those who applications who were not successful. I hope you will be able to join us for other events throughout the year.

The Worcester Show 2019 will be taking place in Gheluvelt Park, Worcester, on Sunday 11th August 2019

For more information on the Worcester Show 2019 itself, please follow the link below: