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The Eclectic Art Gallery
7th January 2023 - 2nd March 2023
11:00 am - 4:00 pm


An open call group exhibition, of Art to brighten a Winter's day in Margate. Taking place in The Eclectic Art Gallery, in Kent's Margate Old Town in January and February 2023.


We invite Artists to submit up to four pieces of small work (maximum size A3). Completed original art, framed or unframed, and ready for wall-hanging by the exhibition start date only please. We do not include works in progress, photographs and digital prints of original artwork in this open call. The artwork should not be on show elsewhere in Thanet for the three months running up to the exhibition. This is to provide its visitors with a unique and fresh viewing experience.

The exhibition will be on the guest wall in the gallery. This sits alongside walls and shelves of 2d and 3d work by the gallery's resident group of artists. We will change the display mid-way through the exhibition. A new selection will be put up for the second half. This will provide an exhibiting opportunity to more artists, and a fresh display for the gallery's regular visitors. The gallery is not large, hence the restriction on the size of works we can display during this exhibition.

The Eclectic Art Gallery has been an established venue for art and culture-loving visitors to Margate's Old Town since 2016. The resident  group of artists staff it. Opening hours are 11am to 4pm for a minimum of five days a week, sometimes six, but not on Mondays. We use a Stas hanging system, which works best with d-rings. Wintertide's visitors will not be charged an entry fee.

How to submit

Email good quality photos (as JPG's preferably) of up to four pieces of your art to by 21st November 2022 at the very latest please. Please include the works' titles, retail prices, sizes, and short descriptions. Name attachments with the title of the work if it is not obvious.

Submitted work does not need to be available for sale at the exhibition, but it must be suitable for public exhibition. There is a hanging/admin fee of £10 per selected piece maximum. We will take 20% commission on any sales during the exhibition.

We will notify the curator's selections (and waiting list) by email in the week commencing 28th November 2022.

Please submit using the email address provided above. We are unable to deal with submissions via social media, WhatsApp, etc.


If you are selected

Selected exhibitors will need to complete a short agreement form, supplied in December, confirming that they:

  • Have the appropriate insurance.

  • Will not substitute the selected works before the exhibition without the curators' permission.

  • Will comply with the labelling and delivery and collection arrangements.


Selected work will need to be clearly labelled and dropped off at the exhibition venue on the day before opening. Unsold work has to be collected shortly after the exhibition ends. More information to be provided in the selection emails.

The curators will handle local deliveries and shipping further afield, after the exhibition, of any sold works. Packaging and delivery costs paid by the customers, is not subject to commission charges.

Curating information

We are are keen to select work that contributes to achieving Wintertide's aim - brightening a Winter's day in Margate. Curating decisions will be final and non-negotiable.

If you find that you need to sell a selected piece before the exhibition starts please let us know so that they can arrange for another suitable selection to made. This may be from your, or from another artist's, submissions. We reserve the right to refuse any substitutions on hanging day without consultation in advance.

We will red-dot and mark not for sale any work that sells during the exhibition, until the buyer collects or it is delivered to them. It could be taken down from public display before the exhibition ends. If you prefer your work to be on show to visitors throughout your half of the exhibition you may wish to label it Not For Sale (NFS). We will aim to fill any gaps arising from sales with work from the waiting list. Please let us know if you would prefer to deliver sold work yourself.



We will use photos of selected works in the promotional materials for the exhibition, endeavouring to use those supplied during the submission process in the first instance. We credit on all images used. We ask all selected exhibitors to help promote the event.  Further guidance is supplied in the selection email and on the agreement form.

Other information

We will not be providing product liability insurance during the exhibition, all works are displayed at the owners risk. This means that you are liable for any costs arising from damage to works which are part of the exhibition arising from fire, default, error, neglect or theft by carriers, packers or any other person in contact with the work. If selected, we advise you to arrange insurance against these risks.

Shoreline Partners will hold the personal data supplied by each exhibitor on the agreement form in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We will use it for administering the exhibition, commissions, and sales. Information transferred to a third party will be with written consent of the exhibitor. However, unless the exhibitor expressly forbids it we may share your contact details with customers in relation to commissions. Shoreline Partners will meet its obligations in relation to personal data both in relation to the exhibitors and the visitors in line with our Privacy Policy. You can access the policy here

Have further questions?

Speak personally to one of the curators - Sarah Gibbon and Vivienne Rose - or email Sarah and Vivienne are also handling press and visitor enquiries.