CCA Galleries International are inviting visual artists to apply to take part in the Jersey Summer Exhibition. The exhibition is based on the successful model at the Royal Academy every summer – exhibits are selected by a panel of professional artists and shown in a group selling exhibition. As well as exhibiting at a prestigious, international gallery, being selected for CCAI Summer Exhibition has helped launch the careers of promising Jersey artists, as well as enforcing that of those already established. Last year’s winner of the Summer Prize – awarded to the artist who the panel agree exhibited the most accomplished piece of work, was painter Katy Brown. As a consequence, the gallery supported Katy in her first major exhibition in Jersey for 10 years – a successful joint exhibition at CCA Galleries International with International sculptor Anna Gillespie.
The CCA Galleries International is known for bringing Internationally esteemed artists to Jersey and making their work more accessible through the sale of limited edition prints and hosting artist performances, discussions and workshops. The Jersey Summer Exhibition developed through the growing appetite for high quality, curated visual art in Jersey. The exhibition launched in 2017, with over 120 artists applying to take part. All work is for sale and is hung and curated by CCA Galleries Int. The work generally sells to collectors from Ireland, Scotland, Germany and the UK as well as to enthusiastic locals.
The application deadline is Tuesday 12 March. All work should be submitted digitally in the first instance, together with an application form and fee (£15 per artwork submitted). Further information, application form, terms and conditions are at www.ccagalleriesinternational.com.
If an artist’s work is selected, they will be asked to submit actual work for the final judging process on 25 April. If work is chosen to join the Summer Exhibition, it will be exhibited and for sale in the gallery this summer (20 June – 26 July).
All visual art forms are welcome, including original prints, paintings, drawings, architecture, sculpture, film and photography. We accept applications from artists with links to the island who may be working elsewhere as well as locals. CCA Galleries International offer advice on framing and pricing to successful applicants as needed.