Call for entries

Rules and regulations for online submissions:

  • All artwork must be original work
  • All artwork must be submitted online through this page, which is free of charge
  • Up to six pieces of artwork can be entered by an individual artist per exhibition
  • Successful applicants must deliver work to The Gallery, Lees Yard, Holt, NR25 6HS within the time scale given in person or, if requested, via The Gallery’s courier

Animal Language

6th April - 14th May 2024

Celebrating nature in paintings with an eclectic collection of works by leading national and international wildlife artists, including selected Members of the Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA).

This exhibition will also feature a retrospective collection of original linocuts by one of the UK’s most important wildlife artists Robert Gillmor MBE SWLA (1936 – 2022).


Alla Prima

1st June - 9th July 2024

The Gallery’s annual oil exhibition featuring Members of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) and carefully selected artists using this popular and diverse medium.

‘Alla Prima’ is a technique ideal for painting evasive light as quickly as possible particularly to capture the play of light in landscape painting at a   specific time of day.

Some famous artists who made use of this technique were Vincent van Gogh (1853 – 1890) and Claude Monet (1840—1926).



27th July - 3rd September 2024

This ‘water based medium’ exhibition aims to reveal the professional techniques of painting in gouache, watercolour and acrylic.

Featuring Members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) this exhibition will present a most interesting and varied collection of original works.



5th October – 12th November 2024

After the incredibly successful  exhibition, ‘Tranquility’, The Gallery is delighted to be hosting a second still life show featuring carefully selected artists from all over the world. This mixed media exhibition will highlight the diverse ways in which artists capture this inanimate subject using highly detailed and representational styles to the   deconstruction in the abstract.

‘What I want is that my picture should evoke nothing but emotion.’

Pablo Picasso (1881 – 1973)

Best of British 4.0

16th November – 23rd December 2024

The fourth instalment in our Best of British themed exhibitions featuring an eclectic mix of selected British Artists many of whom hold memberships to prestigious societies and institutes. No subject is out of bounds and many have a distinctly subtle British theme too.

‘As technology advances at an alarming pace, the place of drawing remains as valid as ever in the creation of art and architecture.’

King Charles III (1946 –     )

Old Dogs, New Tricks

22nd February – 1st April 2025

A dog is the only thing in the world that loves you more than he loves himself’

 Josh Billings (1818 – 1885)

Using differing painting mediums, those who choose to depict the mischievous antics, behaviours and affections of dogs of all ages will feature in the first themed exhibition scheduled for 2025.