The Harley Open - Call for Artists

The Harley Open - Call for Artists

For The Harley Open exhibition, we invite artists whether professional or amateur to enter their work in to our popular competition.

The Open Exhibition is a celebration of 2D art, and gives artists, whether just starting out and experimenting, or experienced professionals the perfect opportunity to showcase their work.

Prizes include:
£2000 - The Harley Gallery Award. Sponsored by The Harley Foundation.
£750 - The Harley Gallery Award - Highly Commended. Sponsored by Latimer Hinks Solicitors.
£500 - The People’s Prize. Sponsored by Welbeck Estates Company Limited

How to apply:

The application process for acceptance into the 2020 Harley Open Exhibition will be in 2 stages.

Stage 1:

Digital application via an online submission process. More information coming soon! Want a reminder? Join our mailing list.


Successful artwork from Stage 1 must be delivered in person to The Harley Gallery for final selection.



  • Open to all artists located within a 100 mile radius of The Harley Gallery
  • Entries must be your own, original artwork
  • Artwork must have been made within the last 2 years
  • Entries must be wall based
  • Entry is £10 per work, with a maximum of 2 entries
  • Entries for Stage 2 must be delivered in person to The Harley Gallery within the dates shown below.
  • Open to artists 18 years and over only.


  • Digital submissions: 1 February –  1 April 2020
  • Judges selection from digital submissions: 6 April 2020
  • Successful entries from Stage 1 will be contacted by email: 8 April 2020
  • Delivery of artwork to the Gallery for Stage 2: 10 – 19 April 2020
  • Judges final selection: 20 April 2020
  • Notification of successful entries announced on Harley website: 21 April 2020
  • Unsuccessful entry collection:  22 April – 26 April 2020
  • Exhibition: 2 May – 5 July 2020
  • Prize giving party:  2 May 2020
  • Collection of exhibited works: 7 July – 12 July 2020.

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