Call for Participation:


CONNECTION : OPEN 2018 - Celebrating the best East Anglian art to launch Wells Maltings Art Space

I am curating a show to open in June 2018, please submit your work now at 

Artists with an East Anglian connection are invited to submit works for the exciting launch exhibition at the new Wells Maltings art space, opening Summer 2018.  CONNECTION : OPEN 2018 will bring together the best artists with an affinity to the East Anglian Region to showcase the new art space within the landmark Maltings buildings on Staithe Street, Wells-next-the-Sea.  Featuring 2-dimensional work in all mediums CONNECTION : OPEN 2018 offers a unique opportunity to view and purchase work by artists at every level of their career, from emerging talent to established figures.  Works will be for sale, with the Maltings taking a 20% commission.  A programme of activities, workshops and demonstrations will be run alongside the exhibition, for which there is an opportunity for artists to get involved and interact with the public.

Taking our inspiration from the annual Royal Academy Summer Show, we encourage varied 2D work in painting, drawing, print making, mixed-media, wall-mounted textiles and there will be an anonymous selection procedure.  All work selected on its own merits!

(I'm sorry we cannot accept sculpture and photography for this show, this time.)

Awards:  First Prize: 500 awarded to the best art work in show

Runner's Up Prize: 250 

People's Choice Award, decided by public vote: 200

CONNECTION : OPEN 2018 selectors & organisers:

Catherine Mason, art historian and author

Veronica Sekules, Groundworks Gallery, Kings Lynn

Tracey Ross, Artist and Art Tutor

Simon Deykin, General Manager, Wells Maltings


Spirit of Place Project -

I am seeking contact with professional artists specialising in landscape who give a contemporary twist to this traditional idiom that speaks of the unique feeling and characteristics of North Norfolk.

Please note that you must reside in North Norfolk* and that this project does not cover photography. Thank you.

What makes this area distinctive and how do you express it?  What special importance does it have for you and what inspires you to produce work based on this locale?

Please contact me

* For the purposes of Spirit of Place, the parameters of North Norfolk are as defined from Hunstanton in the West to Cromer in the East and inland to Fakenham and Aylsham.  This encompasses parts (but not all) of West Norfolk and North Norfolk District Councils.  It does not include the Broads or Norwich-based artists.