The People’s Landscape Exhibition

Saturday 7 September – Wednesday 2 October 2019

Claydon House, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2EX

All exhibiting artists are invited to the Opening & Prize Ceremony from 3pm on Saturday 7 September 2019.

Important Dates

Acceptance notification: Friday 19 July 2019

Delivery of art work: Thursday 5 & Friday 6 September 2019, 10am – 3pm

Exhibition opens: Saturday 7 September 2019, 11am to 4pm

Opening & Award Ceremony: Saturday 7 September 2019, 3pm

Exhibition closes: Wednesday 2 October 2019, 4pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 3 & Friday 4 October 2019, 10am – 4pm

Prizes & Awards

There will be a selection of prizes awarded at the opening ceremony on Saturday 7 September from 3pm.

First Prize: £300 cash

Second Prize: £250 voucher from Rosemary & Co Artist Brushes

The Courtyard Art Studio Prize: £100 voucher to spend on art materials

A selection of smaller prizes and certificates will also be awarded, including a People’s Choice Award (this will be decided after the exhibition has closed).

Delivery of Artwork

Delivery Address: Claydon House, Gardens and Estate, Middle Claydon, Buckinghamshire, MK18 2EY.

Delivery dates: Please note that Thursday 5 and Friday 6 September are the dates for delivery. We are unable to accept work before Thursday 5 or after 3pm on Friday 6. Please also be aware that Claydon House, Gardens and Estate are closed on these two days - you will not be able to visit the House, Gardens, Phoenix Kitchen or any of the other businesses on site on either of these two days.

Please follow signs for Claydon House and Gardens when delivering work and use the main North Lodge entrance, postcode MK18 2EY. Please follow the signs for “All Visitors” and park on the gravel car park or on the grass under the trees. Please deliver your work to a representative in the main house, as signposted on arrival.

Framing must be to a professional standard and securely tied with picture chord for ease of hanging. If the dimensions have changed since you completed your original submission form, please notify us by email no later than 31 August 2019.

A reminder that works must not be larger than 1.5m along the longest dimension when framed.

Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.

Packaging from delivered works cannot be retained and must be taken away at the point of delivery.


All works to be labelled twice, once on the back and with one hanging label over the front of the painting. On the label, please include; Name of Artist, Title of Work, Medium and Price.

Selection and Judging

The selection committee is formed of Peter and Kimberley Keegan (the directors of The Courtyard Art Studio Ltd), Mel Czapski (curator of Fine Art at Bucks County Museum) and Yvonne Partridge from the National Trust’s Claydon House.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence can be entered into. Artists should be aware that all works are judged on an equal and anonymous basis and that there is no segregated judging by region, experience or ability.

The Claydon House Art Exhibition reserves the right to disqualify any piece of work if the artist has not adhered to the rules, even if the work has been selected for exhibition.


The responsibility for damage or loss, however caused, is the responsibility of the artist. Artists are therefore advised to arrange adequate insurance cover against such risks. The Claydon House Art Exhibition and associated parties shall not be liable for any loss or damage, whether or not caused by their negligence.


Collection of unsold work: Thursday 3 & Friday 4 October 2019, 10am – 3pm. Please follow the same directions as for delivery with regards location and parking and please note that Claydon House, Gardens, Estate and all businesses on site are closed to the public on these two days.

Works selected for exhibition cannot be removed before the end of the exhibition. 

We are unable to wrap works or provide wrapping materials for any works being returned.

Any work uncollected on the specified collection date/s will be stored at a separate location and the artist will be charged a storage fee.


The copyright for all works exhibited in the Claydon House Art Exhibition will remain the property of the artist, but it is a condition of entry that the artist agrees that the Claydon House Art Exhibition and associated parties may reproduce any exhibited works, free of charge, for the purposes of marketing, promotion, discussion and education in direct connection with the exhibition.

Correspondence and Commission

All correspondence with artists about the exhibition will be via email to For press, please contact

All works must be for sale. A 40% commission will be taken on all sales. Proceeds raised from the sale of work will go towards the renovation of the Claydon House library ceiling.

The sale price of the artwork must include the 40% commission.

All sales will be dealt with by The National Trust and the Artist will be paid after the exhibition has closed. We will notify all Artists if their work has sold and advise further details at that time with regards to payment. Artists will be paid within 30 days of the exhibition closing.