Fine Art, Painting, Sculpture, Installations and Collectables in Kent, Sussex and the South East of England from Pure Arts Group.

 More information:
 The Pure Art Ethos
 Selection Process

 Presentation and
 Insurance of Work

 Selection Panel, ART FAIR  
 Judging & Awards

 Artist Resource

 Submission Deadlines
 & Timelines

 FAQs & Rules
 Battle Art Fair 2011 images
 Pure Spring Art Fair 2012
 Pure Autumn Art Fair 2015

What artists say about Pure:
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Pure Arts Group presents a regular programme of networking, mentoring and exhibition opportunities.

Join us for a year of membership and the opportunity to be selected for our annual showcase exhibition, which takes place in October at the historic PowderMills Hotel, Battle, in conjunction with the Battle International Arts & Music Festival.

Membership applications open 1 May and close 3 July every year.

The judging panel oversee selection for the annual autumn showcase exhibition and their decision is final. All fully paid up members will be considered, based on information provided on the membership application form and images supplied. Artists selected to exhibit at the 2016 autumn showcase exhibition will be notified by 17 July 2016.

For the membership application, artists are required to submit jpeg images of 3 pieces of work completed since 1 Jan 2014. These can be Sold works but should be a reflection of the artist's current practice. The work can be a mixture of styles or all within a theme or body of work.

Showcase exhibition selection is based on quality of artwork submitted; artistic sensitivity, technical skill, originality, visual impact and content, therefore, it is vital good quality images are provided to ensure work can be appreciated to its full potential.

We strongly recommend artists have their artwork professionally photographed for the application process.

Link to Royal Academy “How to photograph your artwork” tutorial:

Membership application fees:

£55 per artist
£35 per student

Application deadline: Midnight 3 July

Showcase exhibition selection results will be posted on our website and facebook page: Pure arts group, by 17 July.

On 20 July artists selected to exhibit at the showcase exhibition will be invoiced for the annual exhibition and directory fee of £100. This invoice must be paid in full by 1 August and allows for a single page bespoke entry in our annual artists directory and up to 4 works to be submitted for judging and hanging.

On 1 September artists selected to exhibit at the showcase exhibition will be requested to submit details of the 4 specific pieces of artwork for judging and sale (max 1 metre wide each). Deadline for artwork upload is 15 September.

Work Submitted for the showcase exhibition must be consistent with the artist's original application and of a similar quality, size and price point. We reserve the right to decline any work which does not comply with this condition. We also reserve the right not to hang all works submitted, subject to exhibition curation.

Additional opt in extras available to showcase exhibition selected artists:
Double page in annual printed artist directory – £75 additional fee

Additional opt in extras available to all members:
PURE annual printed directory Listing; Name, contact email, website - £15 per listing
1 to 1 professional development support - £40 per session (min 3 session booking requirement)

Sales commission: 35% incl.

Student applications
Student applications are welcome at the reduced application fee of £35.
Students must be in further education on the application 'close' date of 3 July 2016 and this requires authentication by a course tutor. Students should request their course tutor sign and date a copy of the application form and either scan and email to or post to PURE ARTS GROUP, Stuart House, Old Blackfriars, Marley Lane, Battle TN33 0DQ before applications close on 3 July 2016. Failure to do so will invalidate the application.

All of the information in this section of the website is also available on our membership application form. We strongly advise you to download and print out a copy of this form.