Harrogate 2022

British Art Exhibitions

The 2022 Harrogate exhibition is open for artists to enter their work.
For all artists local or international who want to exhibit and sell their work in this superb North Yorkshire town.

British Art Exhibitions chose the Wesley Chapel due to its rich heritage, an incredible exhibition space with great light. Yorkshire is a rich ground for artists and art lovers our fabulous location right in centre of this historical town just a stone's throw from the renowned 'Bettys Café Tea Rooms'. The Wesley Chapel a prestigious venue, fantastic for new and emerging artists, professional artists, art lovers and collectors.

Harrogate Town
Harrogate is a town in North Yorkshire, England, east of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Well known as one of the most affluent areas in the UK. Its heritage as a fashionable spa resort continues in the Montpellier Quarter with the Royal Pump Room Museum, documenting the importance of local mineral springs. Nearby is the restored, Moorish-style Turkish Baths & Health Spa. To the west, leafy Valley Gardens features the art deco Sun Pavilion.

Artists can exhibit at our events using one of our three following options below:

Book a Panel
Rent a panel (see each event for sizes and costs), this option entitles artists to enter a general gallery with mixed art types. A great way for new & emerging artists to exhibit their work without having to be submitted and chosen. Exhibiting in the same venue as professional artists of renown. Check our events webpages for full details.

Submit Your Art
The second option we offer is to simply submit your work (see submission end dates). Submissions are chosen by our curator teams and artists are offered space at the events. Sales of submitted art are subject to a 35% commission.

By Invitation
It's important in any art show to have, internationally recognised artists. We have a superb group of renowned artists who will exhibit at our events. These artists have a large draw in terms of footfall and help to promote the exhibitions through the use of their name reputation and works.

Choose how to exhibit

Book A Panel

Panel Fee £120

Pay in full or click the WAF button below and spread the cost of booking your panel interest-free:

This will be our second exhibition in wonderful Harrogate, North Yorkshire. A great venue! 18th to the 20th of March 2022

Offering an opportunity for artists and collectors to meet, buy and chat to the artists direct. Find out the drivers behind established, new and emerging artists all with their own great stories to tell.
We're putting the artist back in charge of their art and cutting out the middleman, our shows never take commissions and that makes the art more affordable for collectors and more profitable for the artists.

    Book A Panel          Submit Your Art        Request An Invite  

Click the WAF button below and spread the cost of booking your panel interest-free:

A great place to exhibit your art, whatever stage your career is at.

Just one more tool in the artist's box, a real game-changer, an opportunity not to be missed. Get paid in minutes, use the online calculator to work out the price for your works. Never miss a sales opportunity again. Sell Online, though social media and at your studio or exhibitions. BBC's Finders Keepers visited the event as part of its competition. If you'd like to be considered, please email British Art Exhibitions.

We met lots of friends and despite the challenges of the last year we still keep in touch.

Our preview evening was extremely well attended and ran over by an extra 2 hours, it was a great nightand set the scene for the rest of the event.

BBC's Finders Keepers visited the event leaving clues for the competition.

Guide for Harrogate Exhibitors

Panel example size guide 4ft by 8ft:

For exhibitors at the Harrogate exhibition pleases read this guide carefully:

Each venue has some differences.
Please take time to read these guides. Whilst we try to make the exhibiting of work as simple as possible, each venue we operate from has unique challenges. This means there may be some slight differences to the way work is mounted and displayed.

Your Profile
Up to five weeks before the exhibitions you will receive an email with a link to your profile, which can be filled out online (artists who complete this will also get a free listing on our artists page). This will be used to print: work labels, name details etc.
If the profile is incomplete or completed incorrectly we will not be able to print your details. In such a case labels will be provided on the day of the exhibition, it will be the artists responsibility to complete these and place them by their work.

Display Panels
Our standard display size is 4ft x 8ft (120cm x 240cm). (The panels may be free standing or wall mounted depending on the venue, some venues work may be mounted directly onto the walls.)

Paintings should be appropriately framed; canvases may be unframed where edge condition is good. We cannot take responsibility for incorrect framing methods and inexpensive frames or damaged frames which will not hang or be safe.

We have a variety of hanging techniques depending on the frame type and size. Works must be ready to hang via one of the appropriate methods below unless otherwise stated (We strongly advise against using hanging strips as we have had failures with these).
We can accommodate: Traditional strung with cable or cord Mirror brackets/plates ​Screws will be provided. Screwdrivers and drills etc are available, although these are limited when busy.

Prints, books and cards etc. May be sold at the venues direct or via order. When signing in please notify us of the number of prints books and cards etc. Artists must supply their own rack for print, books and cards etc.

Drop-off & pick-up
Artworks to be delivered and hung 1 to 2 days before the exhibition start. Artists’ works must be signed in before their work can be hung. Unsold works to be picked up strictly between 5.15 and 8.15.pm on the last day of the event. All artists must sign out any unsold works prior to leaving the Exhibition. All works must be clearly marked on the back or base with the following details: Artists Name Address Phone Number Artwork Price (artworks with no price on the back will not be sold) Any artworks not collected will be stored for collection by the artist. If we deliver uncollected works back to the artist, a fee per artwork is applicable.

Set up is by the artist in their designated area. This area will be clearly marked and our team will assist where required with the set-up.

The nearest parking is available on Blackfriars St.

Attending or not
Artists where possible are asked to attend the exhibition preview. However, we leave it to them as to whether to attend the exhibition full or part time; for those artists not able to attend the exhibition we provide attendants who act on their behalf, selling their work and/or prints if available.

Sales may be made direct to the artist if they have reserved a panel; however, we do have a card reader for those wishing to use it (these payments can take 6 working days to process and a small fee is taken by our card machine provider. British Art Exhibitions do not charge for this service). All sold works must be reported so we can account prior to collection. When a piece is sold during an exhibition, we ask that it remain at the show until the end of the event. Submitted art sales are subject to a 35% fee and must go through our team, we accept cards and offer interest- free for WAF members.

We do not take commissions for reserved panels, submitted art has a 35% commission fee applicable.

Other services and products for artists

We have key partnerships that offer other products and services for artists. Visit the relevant sites for more information.