Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week

ALL CREATIVES, OR ART GROUPS WHO WANT TO EXHIBIT WORK IN THIS EXHIBITION MUST COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM BELOW.

Winners of Public Vote 2022 (i.e. visitors to the 2022 exhibition)

Most liked individual picture "Tempest" by Zara Rose

Most liked artist overall Christine Rogers.

The randomly drawn winning voting slip for the £20 prize went to Mrs Ronnie Ashley



 Art & Crafts Exhibition 2023
27 Oct - 29 Oct 2023 at Brownlow Hall

INTRODUCTION

This 3 day Arts and Crafts Exhibition is on Friday 27th October to Sunday 29th October 2023. Artists from the local area can enter art for FREE. Visitors can come and see the art for FREE 11.00-4.00 daily. The venue is Brownlow Hall Newell Green, Warfield RG42 6AB.

The exhibition is part of the overall Binfield Warfield & Winkfield Arts Week and attracts 100s of entries from local creatives. You can enjoy and buy some of the best paintings, craft items, sculptures, photographs and fabric works by local artists who enter individually or as part of their local Art Group. Visit the exhibition and maybe you could find something to buy or even a local art group/organisation you would like to join.

FOR YOU ARTISTS - INFO

This is not a craft fair it is an open art and craft exhibition of up to 5 artworks per individual exhibitor (or an agreed collective entry from a group).  You must be a local resident from within the three Parishes of Binfield or Winkfield or Warfield to exhibit - or in a school or art group that is based in this area. Details and entry form are on this page



For assistance on anything to do with Arts Week/Exhibition please contact

The Arts Week Events Organiser

Jonathan Greenyer
  events@arts-week.org   07768 513 436      

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Art & Crafts Exhibition 2023

27th to 29th Oct 2023 Brownlow Hall

THE FOLLOWING IS FOR YOU ARTISTS
THESE ARE THE RULES/INSTRUCTIONS
 PLEASE READ

  1. WHAT: This is an open exhibition of up to 5 pieces per individual local* artists and group entries from local* art groups plus cards and unframed art in browsers. Open to all ages and all categories** of arts and crafts ie. paintings, photography, 3D creations, needlework, woodwork, sculpture, pottery etc. 
  2. OPEN EXHIBITION: The organisers do not pre-screen or filter work to be exhibited. We do reserve the right to remove work likely to offend a family audience and/or blatant copyrite infringement.
  3. *WHO: Who can exhibit art or crafts? Exhibitors must be local*; this is clearly and simply defined as living in one of the three parishes of Binfield, Warfield or Winkfield or being a member of an art group or educational establishment based in the three Parishes.
  4. WHERE: The Art & Crafts Exhibition is in Brownlow Hall, Newell Green Warfield RG42 6AB. There is plenty of free off-road parking, refreshment facilities, seating, toilets, heating and the hall is locked and secure overnight.
  5. WHEN SET-UP: Bring all artwork/craftwork to exhibit to Brownlow Hall on Thursday 26th October 2023 from 2.00 to 4.00 pm. The artist or their appointed representative will be asked to hang/display their own work in the spaces designated by Jonathan Greenyer, and Jonathan has final say of curating/hanging/display/patterns on the day.
  6. All packing or wrapping materials used by exhibitors must be taken away once the exhibition has been set up.
  7.  WHEN TAKE-DOWN: Exhibitors remove all their unsold exhibits on Sunday 29th October  2022 at 4.00 pm – no earlier.
  8. HOW MANY PIECES CAN BE EXHIBITED? Individual exhibitors can exhibit up to 5 pieces of which only three can be large i.e. over 60cms in any direction. Art Groups can use the same Application Form to enter in bulk as a GROUP, please specify the total number of exhibits for the group entry on the application form. They will be exhibited together.
  9. FEES or COSTS: There are NO FEES to exhibit and NO COMMISSION on sales where the art is purchased with cash.  If the sale is paid for and processed centrally by CARD PAYMENT, then  you incur payment handling fees of 5%.
  10. If an exhibit is bought the customer takes it immediately Artists are texted every time a piece of art is sold with the  "happy news" so they can bring in a replacement piece!
  11. Bubble wrapping service is free
  12. RACKS: There is space for art/print racks and small Greeting Card displays. But might not be placed adjacent to where the  artist’s pictures are hung due to the risk of blocking the free flow of visitors. All work in racks must be wrapped in cellophane and individually and every single card and piece of art must be individually price labelled.
  13. PICTURE HANGING SYSTEM: We supply a vertical chain hanging system for framed pictures and photos. Our supplied chains hang down the boards and you affix your pictures to the chains with small "S" hooks (Provided).  So, all your picture frames must have pre-fitted horizontal hanging strings/ wires or D-rings or something similar to take the weight of the picture and take an S Hook. Pictures that have no fitted horizontal hanging strings/rings will not be hung in the exhibition
Here is a picture of how the chain hanging system works

14. LABELLING: Each craft, photos and paintings must be clearly labelled, with a label facing frontwards. This is for the benefit of the curator, the visitors, the stewards and also the admin staff who handle the sale of exhibits during the 3 days of the exhibition. Details on the label must include a) the artist’s full name, b) the media used, c) the title, d) a selling price [or Not For Sale] and e) your art organisation (if applicable).  If an exhibit is not properly labelled it will not be included in the exhibition. 

here is an example of a well designed label

15. PUBLIC VOTE: During the exhibition all visitors complete a voting slip nominating their favourite exhibit and artist in the 2023 exhibition. At 3.00pm on Sunday the public votes are counted and the "most popular exhibit"  and "most popular overall artist" with the most votes are announced. Both exhibitors (or just one if they win both categories) receives a cash prize. All exhibitors are included in the Public Vote.
16. STEWARDING: Please volunteer to steward during the arts week as visitors like to meet the artists and we genuinely need enthusiastic stewards to help run the exhibition and to talk to the visitors.
17. MARKETING: PROMOTE THE EXHIBITION: We expect Art Groups and individuals to market that they are exhibiting on social media and whatever means possible. You will receive a media pack once you join to help you

END OF EXHIBITION: Exhibitors promptly remove all their unsold exhibits on Sunday 29th October 2023 at 4.00 pm – please no earlier.

 

Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week