Lois Wallace is a contemporary painter who trained at the Slade School of Art. She has exhibited in Berlin, Brussels, New York, Spain, London and many other cities. Her work is in public and private collections in the U.K. Europe and New Zealand. Lois exhibited in the Nottingham Castle Open 2014 and was the winner of the Ian Robinson Prize. She has a great track record of exhibiting in open shows and this interview explores her experiences of this format of exhibition.
[CG] It would be good if you could start by listing some of the open submission exhibitions that you have exhibited in, in the last couple of years?
[CG] Have you always applied for open submission exhibitions or is this something you have only pursued in recent years?
[CG] Can you give us an idea of how you treat the submission, selection and even rejection process? You clearly have a great track record but of course every artist who has entered an open submission exhibition has most likely also been unsuccessful on one of more occasions.
[CG] What for you are the pros and cons of open submission exhibitions and do you feel that the process varies a lot from institution to institution, or have most of your experiences been similar?
[CG] What have you gained from exhibiting in open call exhibitions and how has this affected your artistic practice?
[CG] Why do you think it’s important that institutions continue to include open shows in their annual or bi-annual exhibition programmes?
[CG] Finally why would you recommend applying for the Nottingham Castle Open 2016?
Colette Griffin, Exhibitions & Visual Arts Assistant, Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery