Submit work – in miniature

Robin Hoods Bay seen from Ravenscar on the North Yorkshire Coast, picture by Mike Kipling.
Robin Hoods Bay seen from Ravenscar on the North Yorkshire Coast, picture by Mike Kipling.

Established and emerging artists are being invited to submit original pieces of art on postcards for a summer exhibition at the North York Moors National Park’s gallery.

Each piece of work will feature in Art to Go, a five-week exhibition at the Inspired by… gallery at Danby which begins on 29 July and aims to showcase to visitors just how affordable and portable art can be.

Artists are invited to submit an application to the gallery by June 30.

Artwork must be submitted no later than July 24 and artists can submit up to 10 original pieces of postcard art using any medium – from drawings, photographs and paintings through to printmaking and textiles.

In a further twist, each postcard will remain unsigned when it’s on display, with the artist’s name only being revealed after each card has been purchased.

Sally Ann Smith, curator for the Inspired by… gallery comments: “Postcard art is a recognised medium in its own right.

“It inspires the ingenuity of the artists, and can be a perfect starting point for the new collector.

“With the postcards going on sale for £25 each, we’re hoping the exhibition will open people’s eyes to the fact that art can be enjoyed by everybody and that owning an original piece really is possible.”

To find out more about how to submit a piece of postcard art and download the application form, go to www.northyorkmoors.org.uk/join

The North York Moors was created on 28 November 1952, becoming Britain’s sixth national park, covering an area of 554 square miles.