As we come up to the final week of Chester Fields, many of you are probably putting the final touches on your projects. Here’s a guide to help you get your work ready for submission.

1. Printing and framing your work

Many of you have printing facilities at your school. If you don’t, we here at Presentation House Gallery recommend Costco. They produce high-quality prints for a really good price.

Some of you might be wondering how large you should print your works. We don’t have a size limit for Chester Fields submissions, but don’t forget about framing your work. There are lots of frames and matting supplies at the Gallery, and we’re happy to frame your works for you. However, please bear in mind we have the following frame sizes: 8”x10”, 11”x14”, 16”x20” and 20”x24”. If your work is larger than this, you will want to look at getting you work framed somewhere else. I’m happy to offer ideas or recommendations.

Don’t worry if your work doesn’t conform exactly to the frame sizes listed above: we can mat the works so that there’s some white space between the image and the frame.

2. Submitting your work

Digital Submissions:

If you’re submitting a digital file, save your project as a .jpg or .tiff file. If your file is too big to send via email, you can use Dropbox or WeTransfer; both are free. Please email your project, short statement, and the image you started with to j.ramsey@presentationhousegallery.org. In the subject line of your email, include your name, school, and the words “DIGITAL SUBMISSION” so that I know to check for an artwork file.

If your work is chosen for the exhibition, we will need to get it printed. The Gallery is happy to help with this, but please keep in mind that we will probably print it to fit whichever frame size we have available. If there’s a particular size that you’d like your work printed at, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate.

Printed Submissions:

If you’re submitting a physical artwork, please include a printed copy of your short statement and original inspiration image, AND ALSO send them to me via email. In the subject line of your email, please include your name, school, and the words “PRINTED SUBMISSION” so that I know there’s no artwork file attached.

You can drop off your work at Presentation House Gallery; our office is open Monday to Friday, 10am-5pm. We’re located at 333 Chesterfield Avenue, a few blocks up from Lonsdale Quay. Otherwise, hand your projects into your teachers, and I can arrange to get your submissions from them!

As always, please get in touch if you have any questions or concerns. We’re so looking forward to seeing your submissions! Have a great long weekend.

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