Call for submissions of artworks to be selected for 2021 Artform Annual Art Fair at 44 The Quay Waterford, by a panel of Artform artist-tutors is now CLOSED. Heartfelt thanks to all artists who submitted their work through our Annual 44 Exhibition Open Call, and to the wonderful selection panel – Artform tutors Eamon Colman, Gabhann Dunne and Maurice Quillinan, and Artform online partner Big Look Art. The selection panel has completed the selection from 250 submissions received. The panel valued, and considered carefully each application. Selected works have been notified by email to each candidate on Sun 21 Nov. Artists who have submitted their work and were not notified of the selection works outcome by Monday morning 22 Nov, please get in touch with us at info@artform.ie. Information for sucessful candidates will continue to be updated below. Exhibition will open on 2 December 2021.

Open Submission Application Form

Following the success of the last 3 years, Artform Art Fair is back for its fourth edition in the stunning 3 storey period building at 44 The Quay Waterford, from 2 to 23 Dec, in the festive context of Winterval – the Waterford Christmas Festival, launching on 2 Dec 6-10pm, and staying open Mon to Sat 12 noon to 6pm; Sun 1pm to 6pm. For a safe and enjoyable visit, guests will be asked to observe public health and safety guidelines. Selected artwork will also be available in our online gallery at www.artform.ie.

This year, the annual exhibition of contemporary and plein air art will feature over 200 art works by 44 Irish-based artists included by invitation and newly also through an open call selection process. The open submission section is intended to offer an opportunity for conversation of artistic expressions by emerging and established artists. In addition, for the first time, a series of prizes will be awarded to artists in selected categories. In this context, in conjunction with GOMA Gallery of Modern Art and Theatre Royal, Artform presents a retrospective solo show of artist Ben Hennessy, recipient of Artform ‘Waterford Platform’ Award 2021.

Following art forms are welcome: painting, drawing, sketching, print, sculpture, mixed media. Applications are submitted digitally for shortlisting at the link above. It is essential that submitted images be of a sufficient quality of at least 1600px by 3200px wide, saved in file types: .jpeg, .jpg and .png. Selected artwork will be displayed both in the gallery at 44 The Quay and online in Artform Artlogic technology supported viewing rooms.

Each artist is welcome to enter up to 3 artworks. No size restrictions apply (however you might contact us regarding very large work). Following details must be provided with each artwork: Artist name and surname, Artwork title, Medium, Dimensions in cm (as sold – framed or unframed, in cm e.g. 30 x 30 cm), Price in euro including Artform sales commission of 35%. For selected artwork: Artwork details to be provided both through the online submission form, and affixed on the back of each artwork. Submitted artwork must be framed (or otherwise suitable for to be displayed), equipped with strong hanging gear and be at hand and ready to hang so that it can be readily made available and installed in the gallery. Please contact us regarding installation of sculptural work. Choice of artwork to be displayed is at Artform’s discretion. Once displayed, all artwork is subject to showing until the end of the exhibition. Artwork collection in the gallery, address: Artform, 44 The Quay, Waterford, X91 KC63 will be on Fri 26 Nov 11am – 5pm and Sat 27 Nov 11am-2pm. Collection point in Dublin: 23 Belgrave road, Dublin – Rathmines, DO6Y1XO will be on Fri 26 Nov 11am – 5pm only. If availing of collection and joint transport from Dublin, please take extra care to package and to label both your artwork and packaging. While utmost care will be taken with all works submitted, Artform cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage. If sending work by courier, please book delivery to the Waterford collection point on 26 Nov within bussiness hours only. Please contact Martina if you plan to post your work, as well as for any other queries (info@artform.ie; 087-7213146). Thank you for subitting to our Open Call. We look forward to welcoming you in 44 The Quay.

An administrative entry fee of €10 was payable by secure card payment as part of the online submission application at the link above. Please follow us on FB and IG @artformdunmoreeast for updates as they happen. For further details please contact info@artform.ie; 087-7213146.