Info' & Logistics for attending artists


Artists that wish to reconnoitre the venue and surrounding views to choose their spot and make advanced preparations are asked to adhere to these guidelines below, the UK  Countryside code and the event safety instructions. Artists are welcome to visit the locations, start their piece ahead of the day and complete their work after the day; many will work en plein air and create solely on the day. All we ask is that everyone attends on 12th June and create their work-in-progress, the marquee is available for weather cover and for those that prefer to work indoors or more privately. It is important that we do not trespass locally or interfere with Whitewell customers' enjoyment prior to and during the event.

2018 EXTENDED WORKING AREA for ARTISTS: This year the artists' working area around Whitewell has been expanded to include more of the Forest of Bowland.  However it is worth remembering that the more remote the location of your pitch, the less likely to engage with other artists and public visitors.  This link takes you to the Where? locations and map page.

Artists are advised to stay on (without causing obstruction) or immediately adjacent to public places, public footpaths and the property that comprises of the Inn at Whitewell including the Piggeries Meadows. If you wish to work outside of the aforementioned areas please obtain prior permission from the landowners before accessing private property, and inform the organisers. Please do not attempt to obtain a view-point or place to work by engaging in risk activities such as traversing rivers, jumping over dry stone walls (they collapse on you!), climbing trees, rocks, escarpments, or any other object - your safety is our concern.


9am to 10am: Artists' only registration and refreshments in the marquee
10am to 1pm: Painting at chosen pitch
1pm to 2pm: Optional break, The Inn takes lunch orders 12 to 2pm
2pm onwards: Painting until preferred, then sign-out with organisers before leaving with the artwork

Daylight hours in June are extended so artists that would like to arrive before 9am and/or work into the evening please inform us of your plans.


 - Finished works are to be delivered to Whitewell Social Hall on Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th June 2018 (10am  to 4pm), suitably framed and strung ready to exhibit. Artists that have traveled from distant galaxies may wish to leave a completed piece with the organisers on the 12th or 13th June, again suitably framed and strung ready to exhibit.

 - Works can be any 'two dimensional' medium capable of being hung on a wall. 
This year's event is not open to the submission of photographic works with the exception of the Official Photographer(s). 
Artists need to bring all equipment they need except for indoor chairs that will supplied for those working in the marquee. 

- There are no mobile phone signals in the immediate Whitewell area. If you have a smart-phone with an app' that makes internet calls then communications might be possible through the hotel's open (no pass, just a one click sign-in) wifi signal.
 - Artists attending must be established professionals of 18 years of age and over.

The event is not a competition; the emphasis being on enjoying the day and high quality work. This will underpin the long-term reputation of future Art at the Inn charitable events. Artists can work en plein air or in the Whitewell marquee, whichever is preferred and of course depending on the weather.  Our aim is for Art at the Inn to be an annual Forest of Bowland charitable event with Whitewell 2018 being the second of many prestige events for high-end artists at various iconic locations across England.

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