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COMME CA ART x AWOL STUDIOS OPEN CALL

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Comme Ca Art and AWOL Studios invites submissions from artists living within the Greater Manchester area, working in any 2D & 3D media, video, sound or performance for the Open Call Exhibition.

The artists selected for the Comme Ca Art Exhibition will be judged by an expert panel with the following awards going to the chosen artists:

The 1st prize winner will receive £2,500.

The 2nd prize, ‘Highly Commended’, will receive £500

Selected artists will be offered the opportunity to work with Comme Ca Art on future exhibitions.

Submissions will be shortlisted and presented to a panel of external judges from which the winner and runner up will be chosen.

The judging panel includes:


Zoe Watson: Curator at The Lowry

Sophie Helm: Director of Manchester Art Fair

Jane Lawson: Castlefield Gallery Artist Development Producer

How to Enter

Each artist can submit up to TWO artworks, with an accompanying brief description of each piece. Please also include the following information per piece submitted:

Title of the artwork

Medium

Dimensions

Year

Selling Price (if for sale)

Artists Statement including a description of the work Submissions to be emailed to opencallawol22@gmail.com

All submissions to be made by Monday 28th February (midnight)
There is an entry fee for all artists of £5 per work payable via PayPal (paypal details will be sent after entry)


Additional Info:

If selected, please ensure all works come with hanging fixtures or clear instructions on how to display.

Artwork will be installed by our team of technicians; artists do not need to be present.

The Comme Ca/ AWOL Studios Open Call Exhibition Private View and winner announcement will take place on Thursday 28th April 2022.

The exhibition will continue to run until 31.05.22. During the exhibition people can view by appointment, Wednesday & Thursday and on Saturdays from 11am – 2pm.

Collection of work after the exhibition will be on Tuesday 07.06.22 – Thursday 09.06.22 between 11am – 3pm, or by arrangement with the Comme Ca Art Gallery.

Key Dates:

Submission deadline: Monday 28th February 2022 (midnight) 
Notification of selection: by Monday 28.03.22
Delivery of exhibiting art works: Tuesday 12.04.22 to Thursday 14.04.22 2022 between 11am – 4pm.  
Exhibition Private View and Winner Announced: Thursday 28.04.22 from 6pm – 8pm.

Exhibition: 29.04.22 to 31.05.22

Collection of art works: Tuesday 07.06.22 – Thursday 09.06.22 between 11am – 3pm, or by arrangement with the Comme Ca Art Gallery.

Terms & Conditions:

Any artist submitting work are agreeing to the following conditions of entry:
By entering the COMME CA ART x AWOL Open Call 2022 Artists are agreeing that their work will be available for the dates stated in the application form. Artists take full responsibility for the delivery, insurance and shipping of any selected work(s).

If artwork is for sale; we take 40% commission on a sale so please amend your priced prior to entering.

Submission does not guarantee selection.

Entry Fees are non refundable.
Artists agree to allow AWOL Studios / Comme Ca Art to use any images of their artwork on publicity associated with the Open Call 2022.
Artists must also guarantee that by submitting the work they own all moral and intellectual property rights in that work.
AWOL Studios / Comme Ca Art are not liable for any loss or damage incurred to the artwork if shortlisted and exhibited, and advises all artists to seek their own insurance.

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Gaby Schofield

Friday, November 27th, 2020

Gaby Schofield’s paintings explore an area between femininity, nature and the human body. She takes inspiration from decorative pattern featuring naturalistic designs, using their flattened, sign-like imagery to construct spaces which advance and recede. Organic shapes climb and weave through these spaces, sometimes plantlike, and sometimes creating a sense of the feminine body. In these constructed spaces, Schofield aims to create an aesthetic that is both futuristic and feminine.

Website:
www.gabyschofield.com

Email:
gabriella_schofield@hotmail.com

Instagram:
@gabyschofield

Stefanie Trow

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

Stefanie Trow was born in South Yorkshire in 1982. She pursued her talent and love for art from an early age, encouraged by both parents, aspiring artists themselves. After graduating in Visual Arts in 2004, Stefanie spent a year travelling around the world, something she repeated more recently with her young family for 3 months whilst on maternity leave. Being immersed in different cultures and meeting all walks of life has undoubtedly influenced her art and ideas. 

Stefanie’s practice centre’s on the human gaze, inviting a relationship between the viewer and the viewed, questioning the act of seeing and being seen. She creates environments that hold the viewer’s attention; slowing down the process of looking to contrast with the sometimes-frantic pace of everyday life.

Her work stems from an assortment of images, both found and taken from life, predominately focusing on the figure. These images are carefully selected and cropped at crucial points, often obstructing or restricting the gaze, making us consider what can’t be seen or what exists outside the framework of the canvas.

Layering and removing of the paint plays a pivotal role in the creation of her work. In this way, each piece has its own history. Using a variety of tools and techniques, combined with painstakingly selected colour palettes, Stefanie creates work that is bold and vibrant in both colour and composition.

Stefanie and her work have featured in Musicians Baaba Maal’s music video “Gilli Men”. She now exhibits in Manchester and London, with her work collected globally.

www.stefanietrow.com

Email:: info@stefanietrow.com

Facebook:: @stef.trow.art 

Twitter::@stef_trow_art

Instagram::@stef_trow_art

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