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Next Exhibition

27th to 29th October 2017

The 2017 Reading Charity Art Fair promises to be the most successful ever with full expectation that we will have more than 90 artists exhibiting with well over 300 exhibits.

Prizes

We will be offering excellent prizes to the top three entries. Judges will also commend other entries at their discretion.

Promotion

Reading Borough Council will be asked to email promotional material to members and clients on their databases. Banners will also be displayed outside Leighton Park School around the Royal Berkshire Hospital, promoting the event to thousands of motorists hospital patients, visitors and staff. We will also promote the Art Fair to our extensive network of other service clubs in the Thames Valley.

Our database of previous buyers and visitors will all be e-mailed so that they know about the Art Fair well in advance.

As in the past, we expect to have press coverage and advertising and to feature on local radio.

Presentation and Profile

We are offering artists the opportunity to have all your paintings hung together alongside your profile and photograph. Cost will be in the region of £10.

Venue - Leighton Park School in Reading

You can view the Venue page for more information - we are fortunate to have an excellent venue at Leighton Park School all on one level with very good natural and artificial light in the gallery. Refreshments will be available at any time in the Art cafe.

Delivery & collection of artwork

Delivery is to Leighton Park School as early as possible between 9am and 1pm on Thursday 26th October. Collection of unsold artworks is between 5pm and 6pm on Sunday 29th October. Please also see the Conditions of Entry.

Entry Fees and Commission Charges 

Entry Fees for the 2017 Art Fair are expected to be:

       Small painting 

        £6

       Large painting

       Folios

        £8

        £3

       Sculpture

        £5

       Ceramics table

      £25

       Profiles

      £10

       Minimum entry

      £10

Paintings dimensions

Small painting           under 650mm x 650mm including frame

Large Painting           under 950mm x 950mm including frame

Folios                       under 750mm x 750mm

Sculptures                must fit into a box 750mm x 750mm x 750mm & not over 7kg

We will also accept unframed prints and these will be displayed with the folio paintings.

A commission of 25% will be deducted from the sale price of all items sold.

We will absorb the credit or debit card charges levied by the banks. 

Judges 

Terry Edmund MA: Artist, Painter, Printmaker and Ceramicist. 1973-1989: Senior Lecturer at Bulmershe College of Higher Education. 1989-2007: Senior lecturer, Department of Fine Art, University of Reading. Collections include Arts Council of Great Britain and BP.

Dr. Gill Hopper: Course Leader in BA Ed Art in the Institute of Education Department, University of Reading. Lecturer in Primary Art and Design in Education. Artist and author.

Martin Andrews:  University of Reading Graphics Department. Painter, Printmaker, Illustrator and Author. Martin is the former President of the Reading Guild of Artists and is now a life member in honour of his services to the Guild.

  • Promotion

    Banners on display with the help of Reading Borough Council, Leighton Park School and the RBH.

    Press, Advertising and Local Radio coverage all being sought as in previous years.

    Please ensure that your works of art are delivered as early as possible between 9 am and 1 pm on 26th October.

  • Judges 2017

    Terry Edmund MA

    Dr. Gill Hopper

    Martin Andrews