Guildford Open House 2023

14 September 2023

Deadline: October 3, 2023

Guildford House Gallery is calling for entries for a new art prize, the Guildford House Open.

The open call invites artists based in the UK to submit work in 2D or 3D, across a range of mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, moving image, textile, print and mixed media. With no specific theme, the competition aims to highlight outstanding artistic talent and showcase a breadth of contemporary art.

Up to 100 artworks will be selected for a group exhibition at Guildford House Gallery in Surrey, showcasing the best of contemporary art, within the historic setting of the gallery’s 17th century town house.

The winning artist will be awarded with a solo exhibition at Guildford House Gallery and a prize of £1,000, providing an exceptional opportunity for recognition and exposure.

Find out more here. 



  • All artists aged 18 and over residing in the UK are invited to submit 2D or 3D artworks.
  • Mediums include but are not limited to paintings, sculpture, drawing, photography, moving image, textile, prints and mixed media. Digital works and collaborative artworks can be submitted.
  • All works must be originals made in the last three years and be available for sale.
  • 2D works may be up to 2.4m on the longest side. For 3-dimensional work the maximum size is 50 cm on the longest side.
  • The submission fee is £15 for one work and £10 for additional artworks. Artist may enter up to four artworks.


Deadline to apply, Tuesday 3rd October.


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