Call for Submissions for the Arena Auction

Arena Studios and Gallery would like to invite Merseyside artists to submit work for our 11th annual auction to be held for a second year in conjunction with The Liverpool Art Prize and Liverpool Art Month.

Artists can submit up to 3 images of their work for selection. no bigger than 60cm x 60cm.  There is no restriction on media and 3D work will be considered. All submitted work will be viewed and selected by a panel consisting of members from the Liverpool Art Prize Consortium. Due to time restrictions on the night it is likely that a maximum of one piece of artwork from each artist will be selected. Successful artists will be notified by email and requested to deliver their artworks to Arena Studios. Work will be catalogued, photographed and posted on both Arena’s website and across all the usual social media networks. Work will be on display in The Elevator Bar in the week running up to the auction. It will be possible to register and submit bids prior to the event via e-mail.

Important Dates & Deadlines
Monday 1st April 2013: Call for submission of no more than 3 JPEG images. You must include titles, media used, sizes and a brief artist statement. Art work will not be considered without supporting information.
Friday 12th April 2013: Deadline for submission of JPEG and accompanying material.
Tuesday 16th April: Successful applicant will be notified by email.
Friday 19th April: Submission of artworks to Arena Studios for photographing.
Monday 22nd April: All selected artworks and artist details posted on web and social network sites.
Monday 29th April: Work will be on display in The Elevator Bar, Parliament Street.
Friday 3rd May: Auction Night. Viewing and registration from 6pm. Auction 7pm till 10pm.

Arena take a 30% commission from each sale and the money raised is put back into Arena Studios & Gallery to help continue the development of our free art exhibitions and events programme.

Please submit all JPEG images to

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