Saturday, 2 February 2008

“Country House Car Boot Sale” of Contemporary Art and Antiques*

Weston Park - Sunday 18 May 2008

Information for artists

Artists - any media - selling direct to the public

Private stallholders selling antiques and other vintage treasures from the attic

Pitches & Prices

Outside pitches:

approx 4m x 6m (approx 13’x20’) £40

Awnings may be erected on site the afternoon beforehand at stall holder’s risk.

Longer pitches available on request, no extra charge, for parking trailers etc

Marquee pitches:

Full bay approx 2.4m x 1.2m (8’ x 4’) £60

Display screens total area approx 1.8mH x 4.8mW ( 6’H x 16’W) set up as a bay

Half bay approx 1.2m x 1.2m (4’ x 4’) £40

Display screens total area approx 1800 H X 2400 W (6’H x 8’ W)

Artists may wish to exhibit together to share a bay or half bay.

Pitches are limited so early booking is recommended

Commission 15% on all sales and commissions taken on the day.

Art buyers pay the artists direct at point of sale, by cash or cheque. Our treasurer collects details of transactions and the 15% commissions at the end of the day.

Event Programme

Public access from 10 am – 4 pm

Artists site access: Saturday 2pm – 6pm (to set up awnings, plan hanging layout) Sunday from 7 am.

It is not advisable to leave any art on site overnight. All property is at your own risk. The organisers and the Art Fund accept no liability for loss or damage to art or property.

The Venue

Weston Park has a high profile in Shropshire and has a track record of staging very successful large events such as the “V” music concerts and fairs. The location of the property, close to the M54 and M6 at the very heart of England makes it accessible to large numbers of participants (“carbooters” and artists) and to the general public not only from the population centres of the West Midlands but from over a much larger radial area.

The fair will be an exciting new theme for an event at Weston Park and will be highly exclusivepitches are by special invitation only and are available solely to private artists and exhibitors of antiques & vintage treasures.

The Charity

We are an independent charity committed to saving art for everyone to enjoy. Since we began in 1903, we have helped to save over 850,000 works of art. Today, some 80,000 members fund our work. In return, they receive free or reduced price admission to many museums and galleries in the UK. This is not the only reason they join: they support us because they love art.

We are most grateful to our event sponsors: Tilney Wealth Management, Hiscox Insurance, Lloyds (Animal) Feeds, Richard Higgins Conservation Ltd, TLO Insurance Services, Whittingham Riddell LLP Chartered Accountants


Application forms to Rosemary Campbell Art Fund Committee Member

Temple Garth, Weston Rhyn, Oswestry, Shropshire,SY10 7LX

General enquiries Diana Flint, County Representative, The Art Fund

01691 690 266,

Weston Park Curator Gareth Williams Art Fund Committee member


Go to the VAN website for an application form

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