Submission forms

President:Simon Carter                                                                Chairman:Bryan Whiteley


1st June 2015

COLCHESTER ART SOCIETY SUMMER EXHIBITION 2015                                                                 

Dear Member,

You are warmly invited to participate in the Colchester Art Society Summer Exhibition in J Block at the Colchester Institute, Sheepen Road, Colchester, CO3 3LL.

Your Committee were very pleased with the response last November to the call for high quality art work and in particular for more 3D work.  The unframed work in browsers and greetings cards were also a success and we would be delighted with a similar response for the Summer Show in 2015.  This year the prize money has been increased to £500 with £300 for the best in show, chosen by our President Simon Carter.

As you know all CAS exhibitions are selected by a Committee, so it is inevitable that some people will be disappointed.  However, as you are able to submit unframed work and greetings cards, which will not be subject to selection, there is an opportunity for everyone to have something included.

Could I remind you that careful record keeping is essential so that artists receive all the sales money due to them.  Please read the forms carefully and keep a copy for your own records.  If you would like to submit greetings cards, printed or handmade, do make sure that your name is on the back, that they are individually priced in increments of 50p and put into cellophane sleeves for protection.

If you wish to participate, and I hope that you will, it would be appreciated if you could follow the attached instructions, fill in the form carefully and return it together with your cheque for £15/£10, as appropriate, as soon as possible.  Those wishing to submit 3D work can do so on-line by sending two views of each piece of work to  [email protected].   Alternatively, 3D artists can submit photographs of their work with the submission form.  3D artists will be notified by 6 July as to whether their work has been accepted.

Good luck and I look forward to seeing you and your guests at the Private View on Saturday, 11th July between 11am and 1pm.


With Best Wishes


COLCHESTER ART SOCIETY                                             SUMMER EXHIBITION 2015



11 – 25 JULY 2015




Open to All Members & Non-Members


You are invited to submit work for the above exhibition as follows:


                   up to  three 2-Dimensional works                   (subject to selection)

          or      up to 4 pieces of 3-Dimensonal work            (subject to selection)

          plus   up to 4 unframed works for the browser       (not subject to selection)

          and    artist’s cards


  • All 2-D work must be mirror-plated for hanging.
  • Browser work must be mounted, labelled on the back and wrapped in cellophane.
  • Artist’s cards may be submitted but priced in increments of 50p.  Cards to be delivered in shoe box.  Put name on box.
  • Artists are advised to insure their own work.
  • Work not properly mirror-plated or without the proper paperwork will be rejected.
  • There will be a 30% commission on all sales.
  • 3D work may be submitted by emailing: [email protected]  



Fee:           Participating Members:    £15           reducing to £10 for stewarding.

                   Non-Members:                   £25           Students:      £5.00.


Delivery to the Institute      Thursday 9 July                                           10am – 1pm

Collect unselected work     Friday 10 July                                               2pm – 5pm

Exhibition                             Saturday 11 – Saturday 25 July                 10am – 5pm
                                                  (excl. Sundays)                                           

Private View                          Saturday, 11 July                                         11am – 1pm

Collect unsold work             Monday 27 July                                           10am – 12 noon


If you would like to participate in the Exhibition please complete the attached form and return it by Monday, 22 June 2015 to: Di Humphreys, 33 Mill Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, CO14 8PF, together with your remittance and  a stamped addressed A5 envelope for receipt of labels and invitations.  Please also include an A4 CV which will be included in an information folder.

Cheques should be made payable to:  Colchester Art Society

Artists will be notified by phone or email as soon as possible after selection as to whether or not their work has been accepted.

Any queries, please contact Di Humphreys on 07717 255134, texts would be welcome.

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