CAS Open Exhibition 2018





This year’s exhibition was rather different from our usual ones. So we want to hear what people thought about it.

Did you take part or visit this exhibition?

What did you think about it?

Should we do it again in two years’ time?

Please email your thoughts to  [email protected] with the heading ‘Feedback’.

We look forward to hearing from you! 





This summer a new, exciting Art Exhibition in Colchester will be on show - and we want you to be a part of it!   

Colchester Art Society and The Minories Art Galleries have teamed up to present a large, unselected Summer Open Art Exhibition to be held at the town centre gallery in August.  

Do you love art?  Love painting? Always drawing?  Have a go!      If you are a serious painter but not a member of the Colchester Art Society and have not yet exhibited with us, please join us. To our regular members, we hope to see you again too. Anyone over 18 is invited to enter ONE original art work – a painting, drawing, print or sculpture.   

Up to 500 artworks will be accepted providing that they conform to the guidelines for entry. There is NO selection. Just send us the attached Submission Form and pay the entry fee of £5 when you hand in the work.  Good luck.


Simon Carter, President                                 Max Fox, Manager

Colchester Art Society                                   The Minories Galleries





  • Anyone aged eighteen and over can submit a work. Up to 500 works will be accepted.
  • One piece of two dimensional (2-D) or 3-D work per person can be submitted (due to limited space, art installations and video art is excluded).
  • You need to send the Minories a submission form by 5.00 pm Friday 13th July (see below).
  • Your work can be handed in only between 31st July and 2nd August and must be collected between 31st August and 1st September. Any uncollected work will be disposed of.
  • 2-D work should not be larger than 1 metre in any dimension, excluding the frame. It must be ready to hang, with mirror plates.
  • 3-D work should have a footprint no larger than 1 metre square. It should be of a size and weight that can be easily handled by one person.
  • On receipt of the submission form you will be sent further instructions about how to prepare the work for the exhibition, including back labels and hanging labels.
  • The submission fee is £5.00 payable on handing in by bank card or cash.
  • Your work must be for sale. There will be a 25% commission on all sales.
  • Entries must be your original work and not a copy of any other artist’s work.
  • The exhibition staff will handle all exhibits with great care, but your work is submitted at your own risk. You may wish to insure the work.
  • Any submissions that could be considered a conservation, health and safety risk, abusive or offensive will not be accepted.
  • By entering this exhibition you are deemed to grant permission to the Colchester Art Society and the Minories to reproduce the whole or any part of the work submitted for promotional purposes.


Exhibition                          Wed 8th Aug to Wed 29th Aug 10am – 5pm


Submission forms in by                            Friday 13th July, 5pm

Delivery of artwork to the Minories Tue 31st July, Wed 1st Aug, Thu 2nd Aug, 10am – 5pm

Collect all unsold work                             Fri 31st Aug, Sat 1st Sep, 11am – 1pm


If you would like to participate in the Exhibition please complete the form below and return it to arrive by 5.00pm Friday 13th July to: Max Fox, The Minories Galleries, 74 High Street, Colchester, CO1 1UE, marked Summer Open together with an A5 stamped addressed envelope for receipt of labels, invitations and final instructions.

Entrants should pay their £5.00 entry fee by cash or bank card on handing in their artwork, cheques will not be accepted.

Any queries, please contact

Roger Hamer on 07876 596656, texts would be welcome.

Email: [email protected]



     Submission Form

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