Print Fair 2023 – ON THE EDGE

print fair 2023

ON THE EDGE is a printmaking exhibition taking place in various locations around Cromer, Norfolk between 1-7th August 2023.

We will fill Cromer with exciting and original work which will create discussion and engagement about print as well as showcase individual artists and provide an opportunity to sell work when Cromer is at its busiest. There will be a number of locations for the exhibition within Cromer, the main site being Artspace on the Prom.

We invite printmakers to submit up to 3 works of original print for the selection panel to consider, in response to the theme ‘On the Edge’.

Key Dates

  • Deadline for submissions: 31 May (up to 11:59pm) 
  • All artists will be notified of the selection panel’s decision by 12 June
  • Successful applicants will be asked to deliver their work(s) on Wednesday 26th July, 11am to 4pm
  • Exhibition open 1-7 August
  • Collection of unsold work 8 August


All artists must submit their entries using the form on Cromer Artspace website which can be found below, paying £5 submission fee for each work. 

The form provides an optional space for you to add up to 100 words to summarise your work or practice if you would like to.

Please label your images with your name in capitals, followed by the title of the work in lower case, eg JOE_BLOGGS_On_The_Prom

Do not put your name, title, website, watermarks or copyright symbols anywhere on the images themselves unless this is actually part of the work you are submitting.

Entries must be submitted online as digital JPEG files only, files to be no larger than 3MB in size. Each entry will be judged on your image, which will be projected onto a large screen to be judged anonymously. It is vital that the quality of images reflects the work accurately and as professionally as possible within the 3MB limit.

When filling in the submission form please note that the name you provide will be the name printed in the exhibition material if successful. If you have an ‘artist name’ that is different to the name on your bank account, please let us know when completing the form. 

Cromer Artspace can accept no liability for loss of or damage to works submitted for exhibition. You are advised to arrange your own insurance. Cromer Artspace take every care over work submitted. 

Any work considered a conservation, health and safety risk, or likely to cause public offence will not be accepted. 

The light in Artspace on the Prom is strong, so please consider problems with reflection when deciding whether to frame work. Frames should be not less than half-an-inch wide at the back and have D rings attached for hanging. We will accept unframed work and do our best to ensure it is well looked after, but the artist needs to accept it may be at risk of damage. Please indicate if the work will be unframed, and include comprehensive information on hanging or display.

Due to the nature of the exhibition, all works will be located in close proximity to each other, and large projections, sound proofing or blackout rooms will not be possible.


All work submitted needs to be available to purchase or marked as NFS. If your artwork is purchased, a red dot will appear beside your work in the exhibition. Payment to artists for works sold during the exhibition will be processed after the exhibition closes.

There will be a 20% commission taken on sales. Those who sell work will be invited to make a further donation to Cromer Artspace. 

Delivery, Install and Collection

The artist is responsible for all transport and associated costs to and from Cromer


All printmakers  over 16 are eligible to enter, whether amateur, student, semi-professional and/or graduate, professional or established.

Submissions must have been created by the applicant during the previous 24 months; the work must be your own. No late submissions will be accepted

We consider an original print to be artwork that has been either wholly or partly manually printed by the artist (or printed under the artist’s direct supervision). The artist will have created an image on block, stone, plate or screen from which the final print is produced. They will choose the paper that the image is printed on and will determine the edition size of the print (the number of copies printed). It is not a reproduction.