Westmorland Dales: Land of Legends is open to anyone living or working in Cumbria.

The closing date for entry is 1 August 2021.

You agree to the sale of your work and agree to a donation of 50% of the final sale price to Friends of the Lake District (registered charity no. 1100759). There will be no other costs or commissions to pay.

You agree to the reproducing of your image where necessary for catalogue, press, PR, marketing etc across all mediums including digital, social media and print.

You accept that the selection panel’s decision is final.

You may enter up to 3 pieces of work.

All works must be available for sale during the exhibition. We will select work for the opening auction with your permission.

The minimum sales value is to be £500 (there is no maximum limit). This may be the sales value of one work or a series of works.

If your work is selected, you take responsibility by way of insurance to ensure your artwork is fully insured and packaged whilst in transit to and from the Gaddum Gallery. The organisers are not responsible for any loss, damage or otherwise spoiled work whilst the artwork is in transit.  If your artwork is not sold by the Gaddum Gallery, it is your responsibility to collect the work after 10 October and by 17 October 2021.

You accept that if selected, your artwork must arrive at the Gaddum Gallery no later than 2 September 2021 and will stay in the gallery on display throughout the entire exhibition. All works must be received in a ready-to-hang condition (details will be supplied to the selected artists by The Gaddum Gallery curator).

All works will remain on exhibition at the gallery for the period of the exhibition.

You agree that should you be selected that you will not liaise with the press or post on social media until Friends of the Lake District has announced all the selected artists. (All selected artists will receive a final copy of the announcement press release).


A minimum of two digital images (jpgs) of your artwork must be supplied at the application stage via the website and We Transfer, one of the works itself and another of it in-situ (i.e. on a wall or easel).  Please ensure the image quality is good.

The image must not have been manipulated in any way. Please do not watermark the images.

The image remains the copyright of the artist but may be reproduced in any publicity material, and on the Friends of the Lake District website.

The Artwork

You can submit, via the website, either a painting, drawing or mixed-media work.

Your subject matter is Westmorland Dales: Land of Legends.  You can interpret this in any way appropriate to your style or subject selection. This video of the history and key landscapes may be useful.

Please supply a brief paragraph as to how your work relates to this theme. This may be simply the location, but please expand on the work's title.

By entering your artwork you agree to all the above terms and conditions.