This year it will cost £5.1 million to run St Wilfrid's Hospice. With only 15% of this funding coming from the NHS, the Open Art Exhibition is a valuable opportunity to provide extra support, whilst also offering artists a unique opportunity to gain exposure in a prestigious gallery.

Proceeds from the exhibition will also go towards Outside In, set up by the Pallant House Gallery In 2006 to provide a platform for marginalised artists.

30% of all proceeds will go directly to St Wilfrid's Hospice. Entrants will receive 50% of the sale of their work. The remaining 20% will go to Outside In. In 2010 the competition raised £4000

The competition is open to artists of all ages and the cost of entry is just £15 per piece. Artists may submit up to three works. A selected panel will shortlist up to 60 works and from these, an exhibition of 40 works will be curated.

The deadline is fast approaching for all submissions which must be entered by Thursday 31st March 2011. The Prize-winners will be announced on 2 June in a fundraising ceremony at Pallant House Gallery.

The exhibition will run from 31 May-26 June 2011
in the studio.

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