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Open Art Exhibition Submissions

18 January – 24 March 2023
We’re inviting both professional and amateur artists and craftspeople to enter into our exciting new Open Art exhibition!

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Discover Bucks Museum is pleased to announce a new Open Art event for adults.


Key Dates

Wednesday 18 Jan – Friday 24 March 2023 – Submissions required

Saturday 29 April to Saturday 8 July 2023 – Exhibition



It is open to both professional and amateur artists and craftspeople based in Buckinghamshire and will allow our visitors to view the wide-ranging creative talent that exists locally. It also provides a wonderful opportunity to promote artists exhibiting in Bucks Open Studios 2023 and other Bucks based shows.

The exhibition will run from Saturday 29 April to Saturday 8 July 2023 in our beautiful art gallery. There will be a private view on the evening of 28 April when the selection panel will judge the final show.



The judges represent the following local arts organisations – Buckinghamshire Culture, Queens Park Arts Centre, The Muir Trust and the Friends & Patrons of Discover Bucks Museum. We are grateful to the judges for their time.



Awards will be made as follows:

🥇‘First prize’ – £250,

🥇‘Second prize’ – £100,

🥇‘Third prize’ – £75

A People’s Choice award of £100 will be voted for during the exhibition and awarded at the end.

The accepted categories for this art show are painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, textiles, glass, photography and mixed media. Artists may enter up to three items and work may be for sale. Please download the Entry Form and Terms and Conditions for further details.

Open Art entry form

Open Art terms & conditions


How to enter

Submissions for this exhibition will only be accepted by email to art@discoverbucksmuseum.org from artists who have completed the authorised Entry Form and sent in a jpg image of each item submitted. A £5.00 per item submission fee (non-refundable) is to be made via the museum website prior to sending in the entry form.

Open Art Submission Payment


The closing date for entries is Friday 24 March. Digital images of work sent in with Entry Forms will be reviewed by a selection panel on Monday 27 March 2023. Artists will be notified if their work has been accepted or not by 31 March.

Selected work must be delivered to the museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, on Monday 24 April between 10am and 3pm.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to show your work in our wonderful art gallery!

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