The International Postcard Show 2018: Call for Submissions

The International Postcard Show 2018
Call for submissions

Surface Gallery invites artists from across the world to participate in our annual International Postcard Show.

All submissions will be included in this vibrant and hugely popular exhibition. The International Postcard Show will feature hundreds of original creations in an array of different media by established and aspiring artists from all over the world.

All artists can choose to have their work on sale during the exhibition; postcards will be priced at £15 each. If postcards remain unsold, all participants have the opportunity to exchange their postcard with another artist, who will be randomly selected at the end of the exhibition.

In the case of no sale or if you opt out of selling your work(s) and do not wish to take part in the international exchange, your postcards will be returned to you via post following the exhibition.

The deadline for submissions is 6pm, Friday 5th January 2018.

We will be awarding prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place postcards, selected by the exhibition coordinators. There will also be our annual People’s Prize, where visitors to the exhibition will have to chance to vote for their favourite postcard. The creator of the selected postcard will win a free exhibition in Le Loovre.

UK ENTRIES 1 postcard = £6, 2 postcards = £11, 3 postcards = £16, 4 postcards = £21, 5 postcards = £25
INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES 1 postcard = £7.50, 2 postcards = £13.50, 3 postcards = £17.50, 4 postcards = £22, 5 postcards = £26
Entries are limited to 5 per person.

All works received with a completed application form before the deadline will be accepted and exhibited as part of the show. Artworks in any medium are welcome, but must fit the postcard-sized specifications of 4×6 inches (10.5x15cm) with a maximum depth of 5mm.

We are also accepting group entries from schools at a 50% discount rate. Please email us at for more information.

Download the application form here:

Please read the application form carefully to ensure that your work fits the exhibition criteria.

1st Prize= £50
2nd Prize = Original Signed Drawing by Zoe Spowage
3rd Prize = A piece of jewellery from Keishi Jewellery
People’s Prize = Free Exhibition in Le Loovre

Submission Deadline = 5th January 2018, 6pm
Opening Night = 12th January, 2018
Exhibition = 13th January- 10th February 2018 /

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Surface Gallery

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Start Date

19th October 2017

Closing Date

5th January 2018