DRAW Open Exhibition

OPEN CALL to all North-East based artists: Exhibit your drawing in any medium at DRAW's first Summer Open exhibition 24-26 August 2024 at DRAW studio, Northumberland.

How to enter the DRAW Open Exhibition:

Email jenny@jennypurrett.co.uk to register.

You will then be sent details of how to pay the submission fee of £10 per drawing. Payment secures your place in the exhibition.

You can enter a drawing in any medium with maximum dimensions 45 x 45 cm. It may be work on paper or it could be photography, print, textile or 3-dimensional work.

The drawings need to relate in some way to the theme of Openness. (….open minded, open hearted, open armed, open eyed, open look, open book, open window, open door, open spaces, open skies, open seas, open road, open ended…)

Your work needs to be unframed and will be hung using bulldog clips. If your drawing is 3 dimensional, it needs to be able to be hung on the wall with small panel pins.

Key Dates:



  • Friday 16 August: Between 10-12 am Newcastle Arts Centre
  • Friday 16 August between 2-4pm Queens Hall Hexham
  • Sunday 17 August between 2-4pm:  DRAW studio, Wheelbirks, Stocksfield, Northumberland


  • Friday 23 August 4-7pm Private View
  • Saturday 24 August - Monday 26 August from 11-4 Exhibition open to the public


  • ALL work needs to be collected from DRAW studio, Wheelbirks on Monday 2026 August 4-5pm or Tuesday 27 August 11-4


Artist Information, Participation Guidelines:

  • True Open, all submissions accepted.
  • £10 submission fee
  • Commission on sales 20%
  • Maximum submission size 45 x 45cm
  • Your submission should be unframed
  • The first 100 drawings will be accepted
  • Please only participate if you can make the work drop off and pick up dates, thanks.
  • Postal returns are not possible, sorry.
  • Closing date 11th August

All enquiries by email to jenny@jennypurrett.co.uk