The International Postcard Show 2017
Call for submissions

Surface Gallery invites artists from across the world to participate in our annual International Postcard Show.

All submissions will be included in this vibrant and hugely popular exhibition. The International Postcard Show will feature hundreds of original creations in an array of different media by established and aspiring artists from all over the world. 

All artists can choose to have their work on sale during the exhibition; postcards will be priced at £15 each. If postcards remain unsold, all participants have the opportunity to exchange their postcard with another artist, who will be randomly selected at the end of the exhibition.

In the case of no sale or if you opt out of selling your work(s) and do not wish to take part in the international exchange, your postcards will be returned to you via post following the exhibition.

The deadline for submissions is 6pm, Friday 6th January 2017.

We will also be awarding prizes for the 1st and 2nd place postcards, selected by the exhibition coordinators. There will also be prizes for Best Local Artist and the People’s Choice. Visitors to the exhibition will be voting for their favourite postcard which will win a free exhibition in our Loovre.

UK ENTRIES 1 postcard = £6, 2 postcards = £11, 3 postcards = £16, 4 postcards = £21, 5 postcards = £25

INTERNATIONAL ENTRIES 1 postcard = £7.50, 2 postcards = £13.50, 3 postcards = £17.50, 4 postcards = £22, 5 postcards = £26

Entries are limited to 5 per person.

All works received with a completed submission form before the deadline will be accepted and exhibited as part of the show. Artworks in any medium are welcome, but must fit the postcard-sized specifications of 4x6 inches (10.5x15cm) with a maximum depth of 5mm.

We are also accepting group entries from schools at a 50% discount rate. Please email us at info@surfacegallery.org for more information.

Download the submission form here: Submissions Form

Your submission can be paid for using the PayPal button below:


Please read the submission form carefully to ensure that your work fits the exhibition criteria.

1st Prize= £50
2nd Prize = A piece of jewellery from Keishi Jewellery
Best Local Artist Prize = A Creative Quarter goodie bag
People’s Prize = Free Exhibition in the Loovre

Submission Deadline = 6th January 2017, 6pm
Opening Night = 13th January, 2017
Exhibition  = 13th January- 11th February 2017