PENICUIK COMMUNITY ART ASSOCIATION OPEN ART EXHIBITION 2020
26th September- 4th October.
Thank you for considering exhibiting with us this year. The Open Exhibition organised by Penicuik Community Arts Association has been a fixture in the calendar for many years and has been growing in size, quality and popularity recently. It is not possible to display the art works in an exhibition this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. So we have decided to continue with the exhibition online only. All the usual features of the show will be there: judging for the Penicuik Turner Prize, voting for the People’s Choice and sale of art work. This year there will also be the opportunity to buy a 2021 calendar featuring the works of local artists. All proceeds of calendar sales will be given to the PCAA to continue its valuable work supporting arts and crafts in Penicuik and district. Below you will find links to click for entry forms, and also instructions for submitting your works. If you prefer to download the Artist Pack information, please click here. We look forward to seeing your art!
Important Dates and Times
Jpeg images of works will be accepted up until noon on Thursday the 24th September.
The exhibition will be available to view on line from 10.00am and Saturday the 26th September and will remain online until noon on Saturday 31st November
The Penicuik Turner Prize will be judged by Jemma Derbyshire and will be announced at the close of her Zoom lecture on Wednesday 30th September.
Entering Art Works
Entries will be accepted until noon on Thursday the 24th September
All works not previously shown by PCAA are eligible for entry
There is a hanging fee of £3 per item for non- members and £2 per item for members. This should be paid through PAYPAL using the appropriate entry form. You don’t need a PAYPAL account to pay in this way – once you’re in PAYPAL there is an option to pay by credit or debit card.
Artist should use the appropriate entry form to register their works.
Entry form for members of PCAA please click HERE
Entry form for non-members please click HERE
Please note it is important to complete all fields in the entry form to ensure that we can contact you (i) if you have won either of the trophies, (ii) if a work has been sold or (iii) if a member of the public would like more information about the artist or the art works. We will not pass on any of your contact details, but will use them to contact you directly.
After registering the works and paying the appropriate fee, jpeg images of works should be sent by separate email to
Please head the email “EXHIBITION ENTRY”
Label your jpeg images: NAME_number of work (1to 3 )_TITLE OF WORK.
(For example SMITH_1_STILL LIFE WITH FLOWERS)
The labeling of works should correspond to your entry form.
You are allowed to submit 3 entries. Because the exhibition is online there are no restrictions regarding size of your work.
High resolution photos of works are needed. If you have a phone less than 5 years old the camera will generally take an adequate picture.
It is best to photograph works in daylight but not in direct sunlight.
Avoid casting shadows over the work when photographing
To avoid reflections work should not be behind glass or perspex.
PCAA charges commission on all sales: 25% of sale price for non-members and 15% of sale price for members. This will be deducted before paying the artist. Please bear this in mind when pricing work
Sale of Works
All works will be sold through the PCAA. Commission will be deducted and the remainder will be paid to the artist within 4 weeks of the sale. It is the responsibility of the artist to contact the purchaser and arrange to hand over the art work.
All exhibits are considered for two prizes:
The Penicuik Turner Prize judged by Jemma Derbyshire
The trophy for this prize was designed, made and donated by local blacksmith Andrew Turner (hence the name). The winning entry is chosen by a judge who is usually a visual artist. This year the competition will be judged by Jemma Derbyshire, an artist based in Portobello who has a particular interest in colour. Previously a landscape artist she is now increasingly painting still life. Jemma will be presenting a lecture about her works and inspirations on Wednesday the 30th September via ZOOM. Tickets £5 can be purchased by clicking HERE
Jemma will announce the winner of the Turner Prize at the close of the lecture.
We hope you will be able to join us for this lecture.
The People’s Choice Trophy
The People’s Choice Trophy was introduced in 2016. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to vote for their favourite work. The trophy is awarded to the artist whose art work wins the popular vote. The trophy was designed by Jan Miller and donated by Penicuik Arts Association.
Voting for the People’s choice will run from Saturday the 26th September till noon on Sunday the 4th October. The winner’s name will be posted on our web site soon after the close of voting.
Use the form below to register your vote
We appreciate that some of our members may experience difficulties either completing the entry form or photographing works.
If you are having problems or have any other queries please contact one of our committee members at the email addresses listed below
Jackie McDonald via firstname.lastname@example.org
David Owen via email@example.com
We will be happy to try and help you.
PLEASE KEEP THESE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY FOR YOUR RECORD
FOR MEMBERS click HERE
FOR NON-MEMBERS click HERE
Membership of the PCAA is very reasonably priced and has many benefits. As you will note from the above, it reduces costs for exhibiting. It also gives a discount for most of the events in the Arts Centre – generally £2 reduction in ticket price. You will receive a regular newsletter with details of everything that is happening in the centre.
Membership is paid annually and is £15 standard rate and £10 for unwaged. Membership application forms here
Susan Owen (Chair) firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackie McDonald email@example.com
Downloadable Artist Pack
If you prefer to download the Artist Pack information, please click here