Open Exhibition Submission & Selection

Helping You to Manage Artwork Entries


The OESS is the perfect online tool for galleries and arts organisations who manage or are considering managing one or more Open Exhibitions per year. It assists the exhibition organisers by providing an application system capable of processing artist entries and payments and offers a 2 stage online selection tool to allow preselection and final selection by your own chosen selectors, the selectors are able to view artworks and make preselections from the comfort of their own homes and final selections can be made by the administrators. The system is fully managed from your own secure admin area where you can edit or update your exhibition details, export data as Excel documents and even run multiple concurrent exhibitions. The OESS caters for large scale annual exhibitions such as the Threadneedle Prize which regularly has in excess of 4000 entries and yet it is still affordable for smaller arts organisations on limited budgets managing only 200 to 300 entries.

Artist Registration
  • Secure login
  • Personalised homepage
  • Select calls to enter
  • Find more with The OLIST
Accept Online Payments
  • Recieve artist entry fees direct to your own Stripe account. (
  • We support and assist the artist throughout the process
  • Provide you with full income details.
Artist Entry
  • Add and edit artwork details
  • Upload artwork images
  • Artists can edit at any time before entry close date
  • Pay for additional entries
Remote Selection
  • Set up secure remote access for your selectors
  • Allowing them to browse and select artworks at their leisure
  • View by artwork, artist or thumbnail
  • Simple Yes, No or Maybe selections.
  • Return at anytime before selection deadline.
  • Monitor entries as they come in
  • Assist artists using the 'Login as Artist' feature
  • Control messaging throughout the selection process
  • View reports and Export data as Excel
And much, much more…
  • Run concurrent 'Calls for Artists'
  • Access thousands of artists via The OLIST
  • Take advantage of our ongoing social media marketing to find new artists to enter your Call


We are proud to be supporting and hosting the online applications of some of the best known open art exhibitions and competitions in the UK.

The OESS is hosted and managed by Interactive Technology Ltd.

Managing the OESS and OLIST for artists, art galleries and arts intitutions in the UK and abroad.
OESS : ©Interactive Technology 2020

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