Words: Junction Arts
Chesterfield’s annual exhibition of mini masterpieces is back for 2023, giving creatives, communities, and up-and-coming artists the opportunity to show their work in this unique and exciting exhibition!
This year’s show is entitled ‘Wish You Were Here’ and will take place between the 9th and 19th of May at West Studios. In 2022, there were first exhibits and sales for several new artists and creative people in the community, with 70 artists involved and 131 postcard-size pieces exhibited.
The exhibition celebrates the importance of getting creative and its impact on people’s self-esteem and well-being. Organisers, Junction Arts, and local artist Dave Elsom are inviting people locally, from across the UK, and Internationally to create their own postcard piece of art and submit it by the 20th of April 2023.
Hannah Bowdler, Fundraising Coordinator at Junction Arts said: “We believe that everyone should have access to art. The Chesterfield Postcard Shows not only provide a free exhibition of marvellous miniature artworks for local people to enjoy, but it also provides a unique opportunity for new artists to exhibit and showcase their talent.
“We’d love more people to get involved this year and are inviting people of all ages and abilities to take part. Your artwork can be whatever you want it to be, a painting, a photograph, digital artwork, you can use whatever material you like, as long as it’s postcard size and is based on the theme of Wish You Were Here.”
Pieces will be available to buy during the exhibition to raise money to support local arts charity Junction Arts and their work within the community. Local businesses are also being invited to support the event by sponsoring local schools to take part. Businesses requiring more information can contact email@example.com.
Submissions should be created on A6 card, not paper, and sent to The Postcard Show, Junction Arts, West Studios Sheffield Road, Chesterfield S41 7ET by the 20th of April 2023. If participants need a card, they can send a message to Hannah@junctionarts.org to request a blank card to be sent to them.