Summer Salon 2019 Call for Entries

Opportunity Closing Date: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 17:00

Summer salon 2019

Call for Entries Is Now Open!

Deadline: 17th May

Exhibition: 21st June - 12th July

Private View: 21st June, 6.30pm - 9.30pm

Islington Arts Factory invites artists to exhibit at the Summer Salon 2019. This is a great opportunity to showcase 2D work in any media as part of this large scale exhibition. If successful, you will join up to 100 other artists from diverse backgrounds in presenting your work in the magnificent Galleries at IAF.

Now in Its 12th year, the Summer Salon at Islington Arts Factory is inspired by the 18th Century French Salons, with floor to ceiling hanging, the Salon seeks to represent the broad variety of work happening today in Islington and beyond.

The submissions process is completely open, anyone can apply, whether you are a professional, or an emerging artist. We aim to represent artists from all backgrounds.

“The Summer Salon embodies Islington Arts Factory’s ethos of creating an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome to participate, providing a launch pad for local and emerging talent,” says Eleanor Pearce, IAF’s Art Director. “The idea for the show grew from French salons where people would meet to discuss the arts and exchange ideas.”.


To apply, please email: FAO Eleanor Pearce,

Please include the following information:

1) Images of the work that you would like to submit in jpeg format. The maximum resolution should be 150 dpi. You may submit up to three pieces for consideration. Please make sure that your jpeg images are saved as the title of the work along with your name. eg: Untitled by David Smith.

2) Titles of your submitted work (in this order): Title, your name, the year completed, materials, dimensions and price. Please note: Islington Arts Factory takes no commission on sales. 

3) A short artist’s statement of no more than 50 words. 

4) Your preferred contact details. If selected, these will be published alongside your work. eg: email address, telephone number and website.

Deadline for entries is 5.00pm, Friday 17th May 2019

You will be notified if your submission has been successful by the 22nd May.

There is no fee to apply but there is an administration and hanging fee of £12 for each work exhibited. The fee is £15 per work if the dimensions exceed 1m. Triptychs and Diptychs are charged as two or three works individually.

Please note, we are unable to accept work with vulnerable surfaces, such as unframed photography or paper.

Selected artists will be responsible for the delivery and collection of their work. We will be receiving work on the 16th June between 11am and 4pm. Collection is on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th July 2019

Islington Arts Factory regrets that we are unable to accept work delivered by courier or delivery services. You must be available to deliver and collect the work in person.

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