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Start: Saturay 25th May
End:  Saturday 1st June

Cost: This is a FREE event

Opening Times:

Saturday 25th 10am – 4pm
Sunday 26th 10am – 1pm
Monday 27th 10am – 4pm
Tuesday 28th 10am – 4pm
Wednesday 29th 10am – 4pm
Thursday 30th 10am – 6pm
Friday 31st 10am – 6pm
Saturday 1st 10am – 1pm


Parish Rooms
Market Place, Somerton TA11 7NB
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Somerton Arts Exhibition

Date: 25th May – 1st June

The Somerton Arts Exhibition is the prelude to the annual Somerton Music & Arts Festival and is a regular and popular fixture of the local arts scene. The exhibition, which provides the opportunity for local artists and creatives to showcase their talent, is free to visit and will be open to the public daily from Saturday 25th May to Saturday 1st June.

This year, in addition to art and photography in many different formats, there will also be sculpture on display with many local artists taking part. Come and enjoy a browse around the exhibits – many of which are available to purchase.


The exhibition is split into four categories. Visitors will be invited to vote for their favourite three pieces across all categories, and at the end of the exhibition, a presentation will be made to the exhibitor with the most votes.

Exhibitor Information

How to Enter

To enter your work in the exhibition, please complete the entry form below by 10th May at the latest and make a BACS transfer for the relevant amount to:

Account Name:  Somerton Music and Arts Festival
Account Number: 20469579
Sort Code: 60-83-01

Please use A&P followed by your surname as the reference

Confirmation of the acceptance of your exhibits will be sent by email as soon as your payment has been processed.

Work to be exhibited should be brought to the Parish Rooms between 9.30am and 11.30am on Friday 24th May. Please ensure that your work is correctly labelled and that you have provided suitable means to display your work (see terms & conditions below).

After the exhibition, work can be collected between 2pm and 3pm on Saturday 1st June. If you are unable to collect your work in person, please provide a signed note authorising and naming the person representing you.

All artists submitting their work are asked to please volunteer for at least one stewarding session during the exhibition.

Finally, please make sure that you have read the Conditions of Entry below.

Display Requirements

Each individual item of needlework, framed artwork, canvas or photography must be clearly labelled with a sticky label attached to the back of the work. A second label must be provided attached to a piece of string to hang over the top of the artwork. Both labels should clearly show the title of the work, price, and the artist’s name, address and telephone number.

The maximum size for framed work or canvass, including the frame, 24″ x 30″ (60cm x 76cm). Frames must be included in the sale price.

All entries must be supplied with the means to display the work safely (eyelets or picture hooks in place with string / wire / cord attached).

Mounted pictures should be covered in cellophane to protect them. Cards must be individually priced and should be displayed in cellophane bags.


Maximum four pieces  Max size: 24″ x 30″ (60cm x 76cm)

All items to be provided with suitable means to hang and display the work already in place, i.e. eyelets or picture hooks with string / wire / cord attached

Entry Fee:
£3.00 per item


Maximum five unframed items, no size restriction

Unframed items should be covered in cellophane to protect them and priced individually

Entry Fee:
£1.00 per item


Maximum four pieces, maximum size 24″ x 30″ (60cm x 76cm)

Ideally an original creation but if produced from a kit, it must be labelled as such
Items to be provided with suitable means to hang and display the work already in place i.e. eyelets or picture hooks with string / wire / cord attached

Entry Fee:
£3.00 per item


Maximum four pieces
Max size 13″ x 13″ (35cm x 35cm)

Entry Fee:
£3.00 per item


You may enter up to 50 cards. Cards must be individually priced and displayed in cellophane or similar protective covering.

Entry Fee:
No charge

Conditions of Entry

The Organising Committee is the committee appointed by the Somerton Music & Arts Festival (SMAF) to run the Somerton Arts Exhibition

  • Entry forms must be submitted by 10th May 2024
  • No commercial work will be accepted
  • All work must be original and not exhibited in the previous year’s exhibition
  • Only one picture submitted can be ‘NOT FOR SALE’
  • It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to observe copyright laws as the Organising Committee will not accept liability for litigation / claims etc
  • Exhibitors are responsible for the insurance cover of their work. Exhibitors should check with their insurer / broker to ensure that appropriate cover is in place. Whilst every care is taken, the Organising Committee cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage.
  • Commission of 15% will be charged by the Organising Committee on each sale
  • The appropriate remittance must be paid at the time of entry (see details on entry form)
  • The Organising Committee reserves the right to refuse pieces submitted which exceed the maximum size, have not been correctly labelled or do not have the means to display the work safely.
  • Any entries received after the closing date of 10th May will not be accepted.

Any information you submit in relation to entering exhibits in this exhibition will be retained in line with the SMAF Privacy Policy, a copy of which can be found at www.somertonartsfestival.co.uk/privacy

If you have any queries please contact Jackie 07778 006543 or email jackie1958cat@gmail.com  Alternatively, you can also email art@somertonartsfestival.co.uk. Please ensure that you have volunteered for at least one stewarding session during the exhibition. If you are unable to fulfill a stewarding duty at the last moment please notify Jackie on 07778 006543.