Forthcoming Exhibition – The Fronteer Open 2019

The Fronteer Open 2019 is back for its second year, organised by Fronteer founders Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Mossbeck.

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Following on from the success of last year’s exhibition, this year you can expect better prizes and more artwork than ever before, spread over two floors at 35 Chapel Walk Gallery in the city centre. As well as £100 cash prize for winning artists, this year the exhibition is sponsored by CuratorSpace, who are offering winning artists a year’s free Artist Profile on the CuratorSpace website.

The judging panel this year includes award winning artist and founder of Harrington Mill Studios Jackie Berridge, alongside Michael and Sharon. The panel will select one winning artist, while the other winner is decided by public vote in the People’s Choice Prize. This means that you can pick your own winner, and last year every vote really did count! Then, find out if your favourite artist is a winner and join in the celebratory atmosphere at Prize Evening on 6th December when winners will be announced.

The exhibition features a diverse range of artwork. Expect a chocolate box of delights, with everything from traditional sculpture to prints, photography, and contemporary artworks. It really has got something for everyone.

The exhibition opens to the public from 27th November until 6th December, when it closes with the Prize Evening from 6-7.30pm.

35 Chapel Walk Gallery, Chapel Walk, Sheffield, S1 2PD
Open 11-4 daily (closed Sunday)
FREE ENTRY

Exhibition Invitation – Perfume as Practice at Centrespace Gallery, Bristol

Fronteer would like to invite you all to the Private View of my upcoming Perfume as Practice exhibition at Centrespace, Bristol on Friday 4th October, 6-8pm.  
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Perfume as Practice is an exhibition that looks at the artistic potential of perfumery and how it can be used to create portraiture. The exhibition will comprise 18 perfumes, each a portrait of another artist. These perfume portraits are achieved through a process that begins by asking artists the question ‘why do you make art?’ Then, through a method of intuition and investigation, IFronteer co-founder Michael Borkowsky creates a perfume relative to the answer received – capturing the essence of an artist.
The exhibition will be supported by visual livery pertaining to the theme of ‘Voyage’, has been designed by the artists Michael has made perfume portraits for; resulting in a collaborative effort that builds a network of artists. The exhibition promises to subvert your expectations of scent, perfume and portraiture in general!
 
The artists involved are:
 
Sue Burley
JanCarlo Caling
Marisa Culatto
Stig Evans
Jenna Fox
Andrea Freeman
Liz Griffiths
Catherine Higham
Jeff Hunter
Lady M
Grant Lambie
Heather Fiona Martin
Andrea Freeman
Helen Sills
Agatha Smith
Clare Smith
Robert Verrill
Myfanwy Williams
 
During the Private View Michael will be on hand to chat to, as will some of the artists involved. Michael will provide an artist talk providing some thoughts and insights into Perfume as Practice. Refreshments will also be provided. The event is free and everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there! 
Perfume as Practice is supported by Arts Council England.

Open Call – The Fronteer Open 2019

Fronteer presents The Fronteer Open 2019, an open call to submit work to our annual open call exhibition at 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield. The exhibition runs from 26th November to 6th December with the opportunity to win cash prizes of up to £200 and a year’s free artist profile with CuratorSpace.

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Artists from all backgrounds (including students) are invited to submit one piece of work on any theme they wish. The open call is free to enter, and artists are invited to submit one piece of work for consideration.

Work can be 2D or sculptural, and can be no larger than 70cm across any one side. Unfortunately, we cannot accept video or audio works. Work that is made of several parts (such as a triptych) is permitted but must measure no more than 70cm across any one side in its entirety.

If successful, your work will be subject to a £25 charge, which will apply only if your work is selected. Work must already be complete at the time of submission.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 20th October and successful artists will be notified by email by Sunday 27th October.

The exhibition will be held at 35 Chapel Walk, Sheffield, between 26th November – 6th December; 11am – 4pm daily (closed Sundays). There will be a private view on 26th November 6-8pm and an awards evening where the winning artists will be announced on 6th December 6.00-7.30pm.

Prizes and Sales Information

We are running 2 prizes during this exhibition; a Judges Choice Prize of £100 decided by the judging panel, and a People’s Choice Prize of £100 which is decided by public vote. Both artists will also win a year’s free artist profile on Curator Space.

Work can be offered for sale at the exhibition if you wish, and no commission will be charged for sales. Fronteer will put buyers in touch with artists to make arrangements for payment, although work must remain in the exhibition for its duration.

Further Information

If successful, you will be invited to send or deliver your work to Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield, UK, where Fronteer is based. The £25 can be paid via Paypal or bank transfer by 10th November.

If successful, your work must reach us by post no later than 20th November or be dropped off in person on 21st or 22nd November at Exchange Place Studios between 11am-4pm.

After the exhibition artists will be responsible for the return of their work. Artists can collect their own work from Chapel Walk on 7th December 1-5pm. You can also arrange for your work to returned by post at your own cost. Please allow up to 2 months (8th February 2019) following the exhibition for the return of work.

We do not have the facilities to store work, and any work which has not been collected, or had arrangements made for return postage after 2 months (8th February) will be disposed of.

All work must be complete at the time of submission. Any work which varies from the original piece submitted will be rejected. Work should fit the specifications outlined. If you wish to submit a print, it will be your responsibility to print it off before posting it to us.

How to Submit

Artists are invited to submit ONE piece of work.

Work can be 2D or sculptural. Unfortunately, we cannot accept video or audio works. Works which require hanging must be ready to hang with mirror plates or picture wire already attached.

To submit, please email no more than 3 images of your work to fronteerart@gmail.com along with the following:

  • Your name
  • Your email
  • Title of the piece
  • Medium
  • Dimensions of the piece (remember; the piece can be no bigger than 70cm across any one side, inclusive of frames and mounts.)
  • If your work will be offered for sale, and if so, what price.
  • Up to 100 words about your work (this text will not be exhibited as part of the exhibition)

Thank you and good luck! 

Open Call – Voyage

Fronteer presents Voyage – an open call for artists to submit paper-based art works to, based on the theme of ‘Voyage’. We are looking for work that will support an exhibition at CentreSpace, Bristol by Fronteer co-founder Michael Borkowsky, who creates portraits using the craft of perfumery. Successful submissions will sit alongside Michael’s work; creating visual elements against Michael’s scented experiences.

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Creating a ‘perfume portrait’ begins by asking artists the question ‘why do you make art?’ then Michael responds to the answer received using scent design; capturing the essence of the artist. As such, we are also looking for artists to respond to the question ‘why do you make art?’, allowing Michael to design your perfume portrait, which will be exhibited and experienced at CentreSpace alongside your artwork. 

What We Are Looking For

We are looking for artists to respond the question ‘why do you make art?’ AND to provide us with one piece of work relating to the theme of ‘voyage’.

The theme can be interpreted however you wish, but work must be 2D, on paper or card (including photography paper) and no larger than 24cm across any one size. Your response to the question ‘why do you make art?’ can also be interpreted however you wish. Selection will be based on the artwork submitted rather than your response to the question.

Entry Fee details

It is free to submit work to the open call, with only those artists who are successful paying a £30 entry fee. Your entry fee will cover venue costs, invigilation, promotion and return postage. It will also include a 5ml vial of your perfume portrait, to be sent to you once the exhibition is over. Work can be offered for sale during the exhibition and we do not charge commission.

Exhibition and Deadline Details

The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 11th September.

The exhibition will take place at CentreSpace Gallery in Bristol from 3rd – 10th October with a related programme of events happening throughout; including a Private View and a perfume making workshop.

Submission details and important dates

Artists are invited to submit one piece of work along with a response to the question ‘why do you make art?’ Only artists that have fulfilled both of these criteria will be considered.

Work needs to be 2D, unframed, and measure no more than 24cm across any one side (inclusive of mounts if you wish) and be made on paper, photography paper or card. Your work will be exhibited unframed.

All work must be complete at the time of submission. Any work which varies from the original piece submitted will be rejected. If you wish to submit a print, it is your responsibility to print it off.

If successful, you will be invited to send or deliver your work to Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield, UK, where Fronteer is based, and you will need to confirm your participation by Sunday 15th September.  The £30 entry fee for successful artists will need to be paid via Paypal or bank transfer by Sunday 15th September. Your work must reach us by no later than Friday 20th September. September. After the exhibition your work will be sent back to you via 2nd Class Royal Mail in a hard backed envelope. You can request extra postage options at your own cost if you prefer. Work will be returned to you by Friday 1st November.

Fronteer are Michael Borkowsky and Sharon Mossbeck. Michael will be designing the perfume portraits by responding to your answers to the question ‘why do you make art?’ Both Sharon and Michael will be selecting successful submissions, organising and curating the show.

To Apply

To apply email fronteerart@gmail.com with the following:

  • Your name
  • Title of Your Work
  • Dimensions of Work
  • Price (if selling)
  • Media
  • Brief Description
  • Answer to the question ‘Why do you make art?’
  • An image of the work

Thank you! 

Open Call – Green City

GREEN CITY will be a pop-up exhibition of postcard sized (A6) work on the theme of plants and flowers. The exhibition will run for two days on 17th & 18th August 2019 at Kommune in Sheffield city centre.

Kommune is a fabulous new food hall and bar, set inside the iconic Castle House listed building at the heart of Sheffield’s new regeneration area of Castlegate.

GREEN CITY EXTENTION

Work must be 2D. Work should be postcard sized A6 (148 x 105 mm), made on a postcard, or on paper, card, or thin lightweight board (no thicker than half a millimetre before the artwork is applied) and cut to size.

We are looking for works inspired by plants, flowers, gardens, weeds, succulents, pot plants, trees, and anything related to Sheffield as a green city, as we help to grow and support the regeneration this urban city centre area.

Artists from all backgrounds are invited to submit work, and it is free to submit, with only successful artists paying an £8 entry fee for each piece of work accepted.

Work must be complete at the time of submission. Work can be offered for sale during the exhibition, and we will not charge commission.

The deadline for submissions is 10pm on Sunday 7h July and successful artists will be notified by email thereafter.

If successful, you will be invited to send your work to Exchange Place Studios, Sheffield, UK, where Fronteer is based. Your work must reach us by no later than Saturday 10th August. Work should be posted along with a stamped, addressed envelope for the return postage of your work you after the exhibition.

The £8 entry fee for successful artists can be paid via Paypal or bank transfer by Sunday 21st July (midnight). Payment should be made in this way unless other arrangements are made. Please contact us if you have any questions.

The exhibition will be open to the public on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th August at Kommune. There will also be an activity space where the public to have a go at making their own postcard too, inspired by the work in the exhibition.

How to Submit

Artists are invited to submit A6 (148 x 105 mm) sized 2D work. You are welcome to submit as many as you like, but works will be considered as individual pieces, (for example, no diptychs etc.) and successful works will each cost £8 if accepted.

Work must be unframed and made on a postcard, or on paper, card, or thin lightweight board (no thicker than half a millimetre before the artwork is applied) and cut to size.
Work should not have any hanging attachments, and we will hang work ourselves using low tack sticking strips, so please be aware that this will be attached to the back of your work.

Please submit by email to fronteerart@gmail.com along with the following:

  • Your name
  • Title of the piece
  • Medium
  • Dimensions of the piece (please confirm that it is A6/ 148 x 105 mm)
  • Up to 3 images per piece of work
  • If your work will be offered for sale, and if so, what price.

All work must be complete at the time of submission, and must fit the dimensions specified. Any work which varies from the original piece submitted may be rejected. If you wish to submit a print, it will be your responsibility to print it off before posting it to us.

Thank you and good luck!

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Michael and Sharon (The Fronteer Team)