Selection for Summertime Group Exhibition

Do you want to be part of our first group exhibition of 2020? The theme is “Summertime”. What defines summertime in South Africa for you as an artist?

Over much of South Africa, summer (mid-October to mid-February) is characterized by hot, sunny weather – often with afternoon thunderstorms that clear quickly, leaving a warm, earthy, uniquely African smell in the air.

The Western Cape, with its Mediterranean climate, is the exception, getting its rain in winter.

To take part in the selection email a picture of your artwork with “Summertime” as the theme to before or on Wednesday 15 January 2020. Or bring your artwork to Bright Street Gallery on Wednesday 15 January 2020, between 10h00-12h00, artwork can be collected at 14h00 on the same day, after selection.

S i m p l i c i t y

Group Exhibition by Selected Artists

We have extended the online submission date till 25 October 2019.

“The art of art, the glory of expression, and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.”

– Walt Whitman

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

How to take part in Simplicity Group exhibition:

Option 1. Email us your submissions to 


Option 2. Bring your artwork to Bright Street Gallery on Selection day between 10h00-12h00.

for more info and exhibition rules:

“Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.”

– Plato

Call for Submissions – New Beginnings Group Exhibition

How to submit your artwork:

  • Email your submissions to before
    17 July 2019
  • Bring your artwork with New Beginning theme to the gallery on 
    17 July 2019 between 10h00-12h00 and collect after 14h00.

Rules of exhibtion and info for artist:

Rules for entry

Entries may consist of work in any medium: oil, watercolour, pastel, acrylic, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture, ceramics or mixed media. There is no restriction on the size of a work.

  • A maximum of three (3) works may be submitted for selection.
  • Entries must be your own original, handmade, unaided work. You may not submit work done in classes led by an art teacher, regardless of whether the art teacher has given permission.
  • No images that are taken from the internet, television, film or other public electronic media will be accepted.
  • Reproductions of any other artist’s work will not be accepted.
  • You must either own the copyright to any photographic images you work from, or provide written proof that you have the permission of the author of the source material to use it in your work. Please be aware that plagiarism is a criminal offence, and that intellectual property is protected. Bear in mind that copyright rules exist for your own protection.
  • All entries to the exhibition must be for sale. Bright Street Gallery will apply a third commission to all sales (example: if your artist price is R1000, the gallery will add R500 commission as sell your artwork at R1500 as the gallery price.
  • To facilitate hanging, screw eyes must be fixed 20% of the way from the top of the frame with cord attached, and the back of the work must be neat. Boxed canvasses must be no less than 3 cm deep and the sides must be painted.
  • The Bright Street Gallery reserves the right to reject any items it considers unacceptably framed/presented.

Information for artists

  • Selection Day for artworks is Wednesday 17 July 2019. Bring your Artworks to Bright Street Gallery (33 Bright St, Somerset West) from 10h00-12h00 on this day. Work can be collected again after 14h00 on the same day
  • If your work is selected, it needs to be returned to the gallery on Hanging day, 23 August 2019. Hanging fee of R50,00 per painting is payable on this day.
  • The exhibition runs from 30 August – 27 September 2019.
  • The Opening is at 18h30 on Friday 30 August 2019 – Selected artists must please bring a plate of snacks for the opening.
  • After the exhibition, please collect your paintings on 27 September 2019 between 10h00 and 12h00, or arrange an alternative with the gallery.