Qube Open Art Competition

Qube Gallery hosts an annual Qube Open Art Competition. This increasingly popular event attracts artists from across the country, with entries reflecting a set theme. Anyone is eligible to enter and works can be of any medium, 2D, 3D or digital.

A £500 cash prize is awarded to the winning artist, decided by an independent panel of judges. There is also a People’s Choice Prize for the artist with the most public votes. The winner of this will receive their own 4 week exhibition at Qube the following year.

An exhibition of shortlisted entries will be held at Qube and the winner of the Best in Show prize will be announced at a Prize Giving evening at the beginning of the exhibition. This evening always draws a big crowd and is a great opportunity for artists to meet and network with others.

Details of next years competition will be announced in Spring 2018.

 

Gallery shop

Qube has five glass cabinets and card displays allowing for artists and craftmakers to display their work. It is free to display works and Qube takes a 20% commission (plus VAT on the commission) for items sold. If you would like further information on how to display in our gallery shop, please contact Qube at art@qube-oca.org.uk.

 

Main gallery hire

The Main gallery can be hired out at a rate of £240 for four weeks. Commission for sales is 15%, plus VAT on the commission. Artists wishing to hire the space will need to put together a proposal which will be forwarded to the Qube Arts Panel for discussion at their next meeting.

 

Balcony gallery hire

This smaller gallery space overlooks the main gallery and is hired out at a rate of £40 for four weeks. Commission on sales is 20%, plus VAT on the commission. Artists wishing to hire the space will need to put together a proposal which will be forwarded to the Qube Arts Panel for discussion at their next meeting.

 

Christmas Arts and Crafts exhibition

The annual Qube Christmas Arts and Crafts exhibition is an opportunity for artists and craftmakers to sell their work over the festive period. The collection of works on display range from: jewellery, ceramics and woodwork to fine art, textiles and cards and is usually limited to 20 artists and craftmakers. There is a fee of just £20 to be part of the exhibition and a 15% commission is taken on sales. If you would like further information on how to be a part of this years exhibition please contact Qube at art@qube-oca.org.uk. This years exhibition has been extended and will run from 2nd November to 23rd December. The deadline for enquiries is Friday 13th October.

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