48 Art Weekend

Call for Artists to participate in a Regional Art Market

 What: A commission free showcase event to sell contemporary art, craft and design

 Who: Limited places for Forty Eight outstanding graduate and emerging artists from across the Southern region.

Where: The Lights theatre, West Street, Andover, Hampshire, SP10 1AH


When: This July, the Test Valley Arts Foundation will be sponsoring 48, a commercial and professional practice art-weekend. On Saturday 7th July our programme launches with the 48 Artists' Market and continues on Sunday 8th with Bootfest, an eclectic festival-style art-bootsale, an exhibition at Chapel Arts Studios and an artists’ newsletter AIRTIME event.
Fees: There will be a one-off charge of £120 to cover stand costs, lighting, web presence, on-line gallery and e-commerce facility, extending your selling opportunity beyond the weekend, sales service and national marketing of the event.

8 artweekend is run by artists, for artists, and we recognise the difficulties of early stage careers. Because of this, 48 is designed to introduce new artists to a wider collecting audience from across the South of England, providing sales opportunities, practical advice and network enhancement.

This is a unique opportunity to display and sell your work at a fraction of the usual cost, and without having to pay commission. If you earn it, you keep it!


The artists market is a selling showcase, and we have endeavoured to keep costs as low as possible for new artists whilst maintaining a high quality, professional event.
Professor Jake Chapman will select the recipient of a £1,000 award award.


The selection panel includes:

Marc Steene: Deputy Director, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
Jonathan Parsons: Artist/ Curator, Writer
Tim Craven: Lead Curator, Southampton City Gallery
Margaret Benton: Director, The Making, Basingstoke



For further information please contact:

David Dixon: david@testvalleyarts.org
(48 Director / Programme Coordinator Chapel Arts Studios)

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