Call for submissions

New call for submissions coming VV soon…watch this space…




Where: Cultivate, Vyner street, London, E2 9HE

Theme: Self Portrait.  Medium:  All

Last Thursdays:  PV Thursday 26th January 2012

Exhibition runs:  Friday 27th January-Wednesday 1st February 2012.

“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”

Frida Kahlo (1907 – 1954)

Dear VV members,

We aim to provide a platform for emerging female fine artists; as they are a highly underrepresented and often over-looked group.

Our 2012 members showcase exhibition will therefore be centred on the theme-the self portrait.  In so doing we aim to curate a show that not only highlights your artistic talents, but that also examines the way in which female artists perceive themselves.

We cordially invite you to SHOW YOUR FACE*.

Submission deadline: 12pm 11th December 2011

Notification of success: 8th January 2012

How to apply:  Applications should be sent to:

Subject heading: SHOW YOUR FACE

Attach a JPEG of the work(s), title, medium, dimensions and a brief statement about the work(s) (max 150words)


Up to 30cmx40cm:  £10**

Above 30cm x 40cm:  £15**

Maximum size for a piece:  85cm x 75cm***

Applicants may submit more than one piece.

Payment will only be requested from successful applicants.

Place in exhibition only guaranteed once monies have been exchanged.  Payment will be received via Paypal.

*This call for submissions is open only to VV members.  If you are not yet a member of VV you should download the FREE New VV_Membership_form  and return it via email (to with jpegs of your work before making your submission.

**Please note a fee applies to successful applicants only – VV is a not for profit organisation and all monies go to the rental, invigilation and private view costs.

***Negotiable only in exceptional circumstances



This call for submissions is now closed.

‘Guevara to Goody’

26th March onwards, East end London.  (Join the Bex Massey Group for all the latest information:!/group.php?gid=74585199250 )

This is Bex Massey’s first Guerrilla style project.  She will be hitting the east end with one hundred reproductions of her new series of thirteen.  Each drawing is incremental to the next and work specifically as five groups:  All of which will be exhibited as a whole in one secret location (join her fb group before the 26th March, after which email us to be sent a map and brief synopsis of the project).  Reproductions of which will be posted around other locations in the east end, in accompaniment with one unseen but directly referenced piece.

In keeping with the nature of guerrilla ventures, VV wants this to become an interactive project.  We will therefore be making a limited edition artist book based on the event.  We want to know what you think it means, why you’ve taken the picture and how the series and its editions affects you.  Go check out the installation; spot its counter parts around the East end and interpret them as you see fit.  Take some photographs and return to us (with contact details, and website if applicable) at:

All successful photographs will be published on our site with links to your websites.  The artist book compiled in response to this venture will be donated to the permanent collection at the Women’s library and Iniva-Institute of International Visual Arts.

Get snappy… We look forward to viewing your photographs… VVxx


This call for submissions is now closed. Thank you. We had an unprecendented response with over 100 artists submitting work. Keep checking this page for more updates and art opportunities coming soon!

Brief: In the run up to International Women’s Day (8th March 2011) VV have decided the time is ripe to showcase some fantastic emerging female talent on our blog. We are calling all female artists to produce a piece of work based upon what International Women’s Day means to you. Simply mail it to VV ( with International Women’s Day in the subject line. Include a brief summary of your practice (150-300 words) and a website where applicable.

Deadline for submissions: Get your work to us by the 1st March and we will showcase a selection of work on our blog on the 8th to mark the day!

This is Bex’s submission from last year, Oil on Canvas, just to get you started!… VV xxx

International Women's Day 2010, Bex Massey

9 Responses to Call for submissions

  1. jane hunting says:

    Sounds like a wonderful idea Ellie and look forward to seeing all the results of your labours – plus some of your own brilliant art work too! Much love and good luck with your exciting project! Jane xxx

  2. josiedick says:

    Hi Bex, all looks very intriguing! Take a look at my blog!

    Cheers, Josie

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  4. This is a great idea. I’m so glad I came across you (via facebook links) and have just sent you a painting.

  5. Plumleaf07 Arts - Mai Twynham Hoang says:

    Hi, I recieved a prompt via posting on FB by Intercultural Arts – I would love to submit an image and will send asap and hopefully it can be shown as part of this Blog.
    What a fab idea.

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  8. Oh no, I only saw this today!

  9. RG Bamford says:

    Just love ya! x

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