Summer Open Exhibition 2020 -cancelled

Summer Open Exhibition 2020 -cancelled

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1st August to 29th August 2020

Venue: Sock Gallery

Sadly because of COVID-19 the Sock Gallery's Summer Open Exhibition has been cancelled this year. We are currently working on a social media event so please keep checking our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Thank you.

Designed to provide an opportunity for artists, whether local or national, professional or amateur, to exhibit their work. The exhibition also offers the people of Charnwood and the surrounding areas a chance to see work by many different artists, all at the same time.

Successful applicants will have their work on display from Saturday 1st August to Saturday 29th August 2020.

Sock Gallery’s Summer Open Exhibition 2020 is a fantastic opportunity to showcase your work, with cash prizes for the winner of both our adult and young person categories and a chance to win an exhibition at Sock Gallery through our People’s Choice Award.

Application forms will be available in the gallery and online in April 2020.

Entry Information 

The Summer Open invites you to submit two-dimensional work ranging from paintings, photographs, drawings, original prints and mixed media work.

If your work is larger than 2m x 2m (including the frame), please contact Sock Gallery before the submission dates for advice. All work must be fitted with mirror plates before entry – further details on this are provided later.

Pieces must be submitted in person at Loughborough Town Hall on one of the specified submission dates. We regret that we are unable to accept work before or after these dates. Anyone bringing in work on behalf of an artist must have with them the completed application form as well as the required entry fee.

Submission Dates

Friday 24th July 11am – 7pm

Saturday 25th July 9am – 5pm

Cost of Entry

There is a non-refundable administration fee of £7 per piece of work submitted. This must be paid at the time of submission, with a maximum of 3 pieces per person (total £21). Payment can be made by cash or cheque (cheques must be made payable to Charnwood Borough Council).

Categories and Prizes

Young Persons (ages 11 – 17)

Winner of this category: £150

Adults (18 and over)

Winner of this category: £500

The Adults and Young Persons winner of each category will be announced at the Private View.

People's Choice Award

Voted by the public during the exhibition. The winner will win an exhibition at Sock Gallery. The winner will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

Selection and Results

Submissions are judged by an independent panel to ensure the best range and quality of work is displayed. Unfortunately, due to the number of applications, individual feedback for unsuccessful applications is not available.

Work is judged on a specific selection criteria which includes:

Quality of the work (technical skill)

Originality of the work (ideas behind the work)

Presentation of the work (e.g. framing)

Artists will be notified on Wednesday 29th July as to whether they have been successful. If your work is not successful, it must be collected between Friday 31st August 11am – 7pm or Saturday 1st August 9am – 3pm. Work that is not collected on these dates may be disposed of (without notification to the artist).


We would like to thank our headline sponsor this year, LAOS

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Loughborough Town Hall Events May 2021