‘The SVAF OPEN 2018’ submission information

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‘The SVAF OPEN 2018’    February 7th to March 3rd 2018 at The Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery

SVAF are pleased to announce that this years selector of the ‘SVAF OPEN 2018’ will be Rebecca Fairman director, owner and curator of ARTHOUSE1 Bermondsey, London SE1

ARTHOUSE1 is a unique contemporary art gallery within a domestic environment; it offers great opportunities for artists and groups who want to make a statement beyond the ordinary.


Artist Rebecca opened the prestigious ARTHOUSE1 in 2013

An Open Submission Exhibition in the KCC Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery for all SVAF members.

Submission open NOW
Deadline for submission: midnight on Saturday 20th January 2018

Specification for submission:

Please submit one or two pieces of work in any media – sculpture, paper, artist’s books, drawing, paint, print, photography, textile, ceramic, jewellery, glass, installation etc….
Sorry but we are currently unable to show film or video work.

Submit one image per 2D work and up to a max of three images for 3D. Images should be a height of 3,000 pixels, 72dpi with a maximum size of 2 MB in jpeg or pdf format.

Please include

Artist’s name
A short artist’s statement relevant to the work submitted max 100 words Your website if you have one.

Price if the work is for sale: a commission of 20% will be taken on all sales. Work will be accepted that is not for sale.

Applications to bsap@arthouse1.co.uk  Title the e-mail ‘SVAF Open 2018’

We will contact all artists whose work has been selected by Monday 29th January

Selected artists deliver work to the Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery on Monday 5th February 2018 between 9-30 and 12 midday.

At the end of the exhibition collect your work on Monday 5th March by 11am

Framed works must have mirror plates ready for hanging on the walls. Please make sure your work is finished to a professional standard.

All selected artists are responsible for covering all transport, liability and insurance costs for their own work.

On delivery work shortlisted for ‘SVAF OPEN 2018’ may be declined and not exhibited if it is deemed not to be of a professional standard or has been misrepresented by the digital image. This is at the discretion of the curators.

The SVAF OPEN 2018. Eligibility:

There is no submission fee but this opportunity is only for SVAF members. Membership is £16 a year. Full details SVAF Membership

E-mail Sue Evans for membership at sevenoakskaleidoscope@gmail.com See our activity and images



  • Submission OPEN Now
  • Digital entries submitted by midnight on Saturday 20th January 2018
  • Notification of selected works by Monday 29th January
  • Delivery of selected works to Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery onMonday 5th February 2018 Between 9-30 and 11 am
  • Exhibition opens Wednesday 7th February and closes on Saturday 3rd March 2018
  • Private view is 6-8 pm Thursday 8th February 2018 this will be

the SVAF monthly meeting and will be some of the ‘OPEN’ selected artists in conversation in the Kaleidoscope Gallery.

• Collection of work from Sevenoaks Kaleidoscope Gallery on Monday 5th March 9-30 – 11am

Good luck

Rosalind and Sue
Co founders and facilitators of SVAF since 2009.

**All participating artists must have £5 million Public Liability cover. This is normal for artwork displayed in any public arena.
If your work is selected and you do not have public liability insurance one option is to join a-n magazine £36 pa (can be done online https://www.a- n.co.uk/about/insurance ) and sign up for Artist +AIR membership. You will then have automatic public and product liability for £5 million pounds, a twelve-month membership to the online contemporary art magazine and access to all the online blogs and information resources.

Remember to retain the part that proves you have the insurance

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