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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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AWOL Studios are back in the building!

Wednesday, May 12th, 2021

Welcome back one and all and for those who never stopped working, what a strange old year it’s been, eh?

We hope everyone’s safely retained an appropriate level of sanity to go out their usual business and that the juices are once again flowing. We’d really love to see / hear what you’ve been doing through lockdown to fill the time (how ever boring or bizarre!) and the ways you’ve found to pass the time.

With case numbers going down and a general feeling of positivity on the rise we thought it was about time to start looking ahead and as always, an AWOL Open Studios is on the horizon. This year we’re thinking November might be a good month for a pre-Winter warmer; giving everyone time to find their new groove and prepare. As always we rely on your networks to help us spread the word and we’ll be promoting from all our social media platforms news of your artistic endeavours.

As always there’ll be a Resident’s Exhibition (co-curated by that dastardly 5th floor duo Jude Wainwright and Sara Hindhaugh) and an independent showcase of Comme Ca Art creatives on the 5th floor (more details on themes to follow but if you’re struck with inspiration again, please get in touch!).

If anyone has any other ideas they’d like to contribute then we’re always open to discussion, just email david@awol-studios.co.uk (or grab him as you see him doing his rounds). Until then we’ll just say how grateful we are that this awesome community still remains and congratulate you all for weathering the biggest storm of the century.

See you all very soon!

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