Lancashire Open Exhibition 2019

Open Exhibition Key Dates

  • Digital Submission Deadline: Monday 1 July, 9am.
  • Notification of Digital Submissions Selection: Tuesday 2 or Wednesday 3 July.

Artists will be notified via email should they be required to deliver their artwork/s in person to the gallery on the dates below.

  • Deliver artwork on: Friday 5 or Saturday 6 July, 10am – 4:30pm.
  • Notification of Judge’s Final Selection: Wednesday 10 & Thursday 11 July.
  • Collect Non-Selected artwork: Friday 12 & Saturday 13 July, 10am – 4:30pm.
  • Exhibition dates: Saturday 20 July – Wednesday 4 July.
  • Collection of Exhibited artwork: Friday 6 & Saturday 7 September, 10am – 4:30pm.

PLEASE NOTE: Please note: If an artist is unable to collect their work on these dates, for any reason, please contact the gallery. Unless in exceptional circumstances, failure to agree late collection of artwork ahead of these collection dates will result in a storage fee being charged.


  • First Prize £800
  • Second Prize £400
  • Third Prize £200
  • Peoples’ Prize £150


  • David Hancock
    Co-founder and director of PAPER gallery, Manchester
  • Tracy Hill
    Research associate and co-leader of Artlab Contemporary Print Studios at The University of Central Lancashire
  • Helen Juste
    Arts Development & Gallery Manager
  • Ruth Owen
    Gallery Officer

For the first time you can submit your artwork for the Lancashire Open Exhibition online. Complete this simple form, add your images and make a secure payment, and you will receive a receipt by email to confirm your submission.

Should you still wish to submit your entry in person, or apply as a concession, you’ll find details here.

Online applications are now closed