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Kenmare Windows 2024

This is an open submission exhibition of art works displayed in the business windows around Kenmare town. Any artist may submit one or two original works including a painting, a limited-edition print, or a photographic work.

The exhibition will be launched at Mill Cove Gallery on the 4 August 2024 and the Awards will be presented at the opening.

There are four awards First award - €450, Second award - €250, Third award - €100

and the Emerging artist award €100.

Submissions open on the 15 May 2024

Conditions of Entry

Kenmare Windows

Summer Arts Exhibition 2024

The Mill Cove Awards at the Summer Exhibition. There will be three awards for works of distinction in any medium by any artist in the exhibition - first award - €450, second award - €250, third award - €100 and the Emerging artist award €100. 

1.Submissions must be original and not previously exhibited.  A painting, a limited-edition print, a photographic work, may be submitted for selection for the exhibition and sale.  Submissions are by digital images (see submission form) or photos (see 6). Submissions may be made from the 15 May 2024.

2. You may submit up to two works only.  Please note that a diptych, triptych, or polyptych is counted as one piece. The submission fee is €20 for one for two works.


3. Work must not be larger than 45cm x 45cm including frame (larger works submitted will not be selected).

4. Forms and images must be entered online with the submission form on or before Monday 15 July 2024.

5. Forms are also available from Mill Cove Gallery and the Carnegie Arts Centre.

6. Your online submission form will include your images and your payment.  1-2 images of each work may be submitted i.e., a maximum of 4 images.  Images should be no larger than 1mb. You may submit photos with your form and payment directly to Mill Cove Gallery, 21 Main Street, Kenmare.

7. Work submitted must be ready for exhibition without any further work needed on it.  It must be

corded and (preferably) framed ready to hang. If selected work is unprepared or unsuitable for display it will not be included in the exhibition.

8. Work must be priced to include a commission of 30% (this includes all charges including VAT and credit card charges).  Please ensure the selling price is correct on your form as this cannot be changed once the work is submitted.  Submitted work with excessive and inappropriate prices will not be selected. We can advise you on the pricing of your work if so required. Payments for sales will be made 30 days after the end of the exhibition.

9. Selected work will be exhibited in the business windows in Kenmare and Mill Cove Gallery. All decisions regarding the display and placement of the artwork will be decided by Mill Cove Gallery. Art works may not be removed until the exhibition is finished.

10. If the selected work presented on your form (online or photos) differs from the work submitted, it will not be included in the exhibition.

11. Selection of the work will be made on merit by a panel of four judges.  The judges’ decision is final. You will be notified by email, text, or phone about the status of your entry on or before Monday 22 July 2024.

12. Work selected may be handed in to Mill Cove Gallery, Main Street, Kenmare on 1 and 2 August between 2-5pm. Work will only be accepted at these times.

13. Work may be delivered to Mill Cove Gallery, 21 Main Street, Kenmare V3 X4DX, Co Kerry by post/courier from between 11am-5pm.  All delivery and collection charges are the responsibility of the artist. 

14. The Summer Arts Exhibition of selected work opens on Sunday 4th August at Mill Cove Gallery. The event will continue until 18 August 2024.

15. By signing the entry form the Artist licences Mill Cove Gallery to reproduce their work for publicity purposes in relation to the exhibition.    

16. All enquiries regarding the Summer Art Exhibition should be directed to

17.The utmost care will be taken of all work submitted but Mill Cove Gallery will not be responsible for any damage, loss of, or destruction to any work for any reason whatsoever.  Any insurance should therefore be affected by the artist against all risks.

18. Unsold work must be collected on 20 and 21 August 2-5pm from Mill Cove Gallery.


Dates to remember    

1. Submit fee, form, and images with the submission form  before 5 pm on Monday 15 July 2024

2. Notification of selection on or before Sunday 23 July 2024

3. Deliver work to Mill Cove Gallery on 1 and 2 August, 2-5pm

4. Summer Art Exhibition opens at Mill Cove Gallery on the 4 August 2024

5. Summer Art Exhibition runs until 18 August 2024

6. Collection of unsold work on 20 and 21 August 2-5pm from Mill Cove Gallery

21 Main Street, Kenmare

Co Kerry, Ireland

Tel: 087 2436502

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