Come and Exhibit With Us

Saturday 27th May to Monday 29th May 2017
Mentmore, Buckinghamshire LU7 0QF

Exhibit Your Work

Calling all artists for 27th – 29th May Bank Holiday 2017

Book now for exhibition space in the Church and Village Hall

If you are a painter, sculptor, photographer or work in wood, glass or ceramics, this is a great opportunity to show and sell your work. Last year we had over 1000 visitors and sold just under £16,500 worth of art.  25% commission is payable.  Stands are available for the 3 days from £25.  Please ensure that you do not overflow or put too many pictures on your area – it does not look attractive and art needs space for potential buyers to appreciate it.  Also your fellow artists may feel that it does not look pretty!  A good example is the picture above.  If you are in the church then some of you have pews – however again please do not over fill as it can look messy and obviously we want it to look wonderful at all times.  Cards and browsers are to be displayed in the church vestry, porch or in the village hall entrance and this costs £5 per browser or card stand.  The committee cannot guarantee where your browser or card stand will go.  Please ensure all art, prints, cards and pieces are priced with Mentmore Arts Festival labels.  The pictures must all be wired. The toilets are only at the Hall – there are none in the church.

Can you help us attract more visitors?

Last year we attracted more visitors than ever, but still need to spread the word wider afield. To attract more visitors and potential buyers we’d like you to help us. We’ll supply you with posters, leaflets and 2 invites to display and give to your family, friends and work colleagues.

Set-up Day

Friday 26th May 2017 11am – 4pm
All exhibits in the Church or Village Hall must be complete by 5pm at the very latest.  You do not need to bring hooks but your work must be wired at the back.  Help should be on hand to unload your vehicle and then please as a courtesy to other artists – move your cars to the village green.

The Private View

Friday 26th May 2017  7pm – 9pm 
We will hold a Private View (by invitation only) in the evening.  A Bar is available serving wine and soft drinks.

Each exhibitor in the Church and Village Hall will receive 2 invitations to distribute.

  • Artists are advised to attend as this is an ideal opportunity to sell your art.  All art must be priced and have wires from the back in order to hang.  Hooks are provided.
  • Display posters either A4 or A3 size are also available

Exhibiting in Mentmore Village Hall – PLEASE SEE MAP OF THE HALL AS A DOWNLOAD

Mentmore Village Hall provides 30 wall spaces (4ft wide x 4ft deep – quote code REG:1 WALL) with pictures hung from the picture rail and on steel supports and 16 framed peg board stands (4ft wide by 4ft deep – quote code REG:1 PEG). Spaces can be reserved individually or up to a maximum of three. It is up to you how many exhibits your area can accommodate.  Please ensure you do not overfill your area and that you show kindness to your next door artist by not overcrowding your area.  It is always a good idea to bring spare artwork to replace sold pieces.

Please note; the prices listed are:

Quote code No. avail. Cost each
SMA: 1 WALL 4 £30
REG: 1 WALL 10 £45
REG: 1 PEG 12 £45

Exhibiting in St Mary’s Church – PLEASE SEE MAP OF THE CHURCH AS A DOWNLOAD

St Mary’s Church provides 40 exhibition spaces offering a unique mixture of framed peg boards. No fixtures other than those provided can be used anywhere within the church. Spaces can be reserved individually or up to a maximum of three. It is up to you how many exhibits your area can accommodate but do not over fill.  Tables or table tops can be booked please phone 01296 625024 (Deborah) to discuss.

Quote code No. avail. Cost each
REG: 1 (4ft x 4ft) 6 £45
MED: 2 (6ft x 4ft) 4 £55
MED:2+ (4ft x 4ft) 4 £65
LAR:3 (8ft x 4ft) 3 £85
EXL:4 (8ft x 4ft) 3 £110

PLEASE NOTE:
All exhibition space (Church and Village Hall) is subject to availability. Where possible the organisers will allocate space as requested but this cannot be guaranteed.  Browsers and card stands are available at £5 each and are normally in the church vestry and cards are available in both the church and the village hall to sell again at £5.  All must be labelled with Mentmore Arts Festival labels and priced.

External Spaces

Additional outside pitches will be available in the churchyard, ideal for exhibitors with larger art and sculptures. Exhibitors may need to bring their own marquee or gazebo and be aware that all exhibits would need to be removed by 5pm each day as the organisers can not guarantee the security.