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Summer Salon 2017 Call for Entries

Summer Salon logo 2017

Call for Entries: Deadline 15th May

Exhibition: 2nd – 23rd June

Private View: 2nd June, 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Islington Arts Factory invites artists to exhibit at the Summer Salon 2017. This is a great opportunity to showcase 2D work in any media as part of this large scale exhibition. Join up to 100 other artists from diverse backgrounds in presenting your work in the magnificent Galleries at IAF.

Now in Its 10th 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.

“The Summer Salon embodies Islington Arts Factory’s ethos of creating an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome to participate, and 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, name, date, 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, Monday 15th May 2017

There is no fee to apply but there is an administration fee of £12 for each work exhibited.

You will be notified if your submission has been successful by the 17th May.

Selected artists will be responsible for the delivery and collection of their work. We will be receiving work on the 28th May between 11am and 4pm. Collection is on the 24th/25th June 2017. 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.

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

Islington Arts Factory, 2 Parkhurst Road, London N7 0SF