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NYMR steam train in Newtondale, North York Moors National Park Credit Ebor Images/NYMPANYMR steam train in Newtondale, North York Moors National Park Credit Ebor Images/NYMPA

Secret Small Works Open Exhibition - submit entries by 20 March 2022

OPEN CALL for artists to exhibit‪ in a Secret Small Works‪ exhibition. An opportunity to see your small size artwork in the Inspired by… gallery.

FREE to enter, any medium, but it must be original artwork not photocopied or printed.

A new open exhibition is coming in April 2022, celebrating all that makes the North York Moors National Park special through the eyes of the artists who cherish it.

For many, the connection with this landscape is deeply personal and we want to showcase not only the stunning scenery, wildlife and heritage, but the feelings, memories and individual connections to this unique place – to seek to answer ‘what makes the North York Moors special to you?’

The exhibition will run alongside other celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the North York Moors National Park and is open to all artists, from the beginner to the professional.

Running from 9 April until 22 May 2022, it offers the perfect opportunity to build connections among a vibrant art community, as well as the opportunity to exhibit smaller pieces of work within a contemporary gallery setting.

What kind of artwork can be submitted? What medium should I use?

Submissions must be your own original artwork and may be any medium, including drawing and paint mediums, printwork and mixed media. All work must have been created after January 2020.

Presentation of work

If paper based, the work should be mounted, backed and acetated.

How many pieces may I submit?

Two pieces.

What size is acceptable?

All work must be no larger than A4 (210 x 297mm). In the case of paper based work this should include the mount.

Subject matter

All submissions should be inspired by what makes the North York Moors National Park special to you.

What information do I need to put on the back of my work?

1.Your full name in print
2.The title of your piece
3.The price of your artwork
4.The media of your artwork

Does my work need to be framed?

No - all work will be displayed unframed.

How much will my artwork be sold for?

Each piece should be priced by the artist within the range £35.00 to £135.00.

How much commission will I pay?

Commission terms of 35% will apply for this exhibition.

How can I submit my application?

Download the application form or pick up a copy of the form from the Inspired by… gallery. All artwork and completed application forms must be submitted by Sunday 20 March.

Artwork should adhere to the given brief; final selection regarding subject matter will be at the discretion of the curator of the Inspired by… gallery.

Contact details


Call: 01439 772700

Sally Ann Smith
Gallery Curator
Inspired by… gallery
The Moors National Park Centre
YO21 2NB