SUMMER MARATHON 2021 Registration closed

31 December 2020
Abbreviated Short List (*names appear in alphabetical order by FIRST name)

The selection process continues and we are excited to announce that we have now whittled down the shortlist to 27 artists. As previously mentioned, we will be announcing the selected artists in January 2021 so please stay tuned to this site and/or your emails.

Congratulations once again to all the artists who advanced to the final stage and thank you to all those who have applied.

Happy New Year!
BEERS London

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Alexandra Rubenstein
Ally Rosenberg
Amaya Suberviola
Angela Santana
Baff Akoto
Bob Bickell-Knight
Bradley Kerl
Cara Guri
Elliott Routledge
Emma Steinkraus
Joel Bigaignon
Gonçalo Preto
Gori Mora
Gwil Hughes
Hamid Yaragachi
Ian Fischer
Karen Navarro
Kirsten Valentine
Kryztztof Strzelecki
Lucy Faherty
Max Freund
Nour Jaouda
Sam Harris
Seleka Muñoz
Sune Christiansen
Trude Viken
Wenjie Ding

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23 December 2020
Short List (*names appear in alphabetical order by FIRST name)

We are very pleased to announce the short-list of 67 artists today and we hope to have our final selections made in January 2021.

Once again, many thanks to all artists who applied and congratulations to those artists who have moved on to the next round.

Most sincerely,
BEERS London

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Adam Baker
Adam de Boer
Akiko Ueda
Alexandra Rubinstein
Ally Rosenberg
Amaya Suberviola
Angela Santana
Ant Hamlyn
Attilio Esposito
Baff Akoto
Benjamin Uggla
Bob Bicknell Knight
Bradley Kerl
Buket Savci
Cara Guri
Dan Hollings
David Paton
Elina Sarlin
Elliott Routledge
Emma Steinkraus
Ethan John Stuart
Filip Fredrik Haglund
Gavin Lynch
Gonçalo Preto
Gordy Livingstone
Gori Mora
Graziela Guardino
Gwil Hughes
Hamid Yaragachi
Hugo Teixeira
Ian Fisher
Jack Kenna
Jack Tierney
Jade Fenou
James Owens
James Prapaithong
Jason Parker
Joël Bigaignon
Jonathan Rosen
Juan de la Rica
Karen Navarro
Kirsten Valentine
Kristin Sjaarda
Krzysztof Strzelecki
Louise Tate
Lucy Faherty
Lucy Gregory
Luke Silva
Max Freund
Nour Jaouda
Robert Minervini
Rodrigo Arteaga
Sam Harris
Sarah Jane Moon
Seleka
Sooyoung Chung
Sun Young Oh
Sune Christiansen
Teelah George
Thebephetgo
Thorben Eggers
Trevor Baird
Trude Viken
Wenjie Ding
Yann Houri
Yann Leto
Yeugeniya Baras
Zita David

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2 December 2020
Long List (* names appear in alphabetical order by last name)

Thank you to all artists who applied to our annual Summer Marathon call for art. We received a great number of worthy submissions this year and very much appreciate the interest shown by so many talented artists worldwide.

Please note that the following artists listed below have been selected to progress to the next stage of the adjudication process, which will be the ‘shortlist’ and that will be announced in late December and/or early January.

If your name does not appear on this list then that indicates that you were not selected to progress to the next stage of the process, unfortunately.

We kindly ask that you do not email for updates. This is a process that takes time, patience and attention and once we have arrived at the next step we will make that announcement accordingly.

Congratulations to those progressing and thank you once again to all who took the time to apply.

Most sincerely,
BEERS London

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Benka
Baff Akoto
Tarek Al-Shammaa
Luís Almeida
Andreea Andrei
Hannah Antalek
Amnon David Ar
Rodrigo Arteaga
Ali Asad
Maggie Avolio
Sharon Azagi
Trevor Baird
Adam Baker
Hanna Bang
Yevgeniya Baras
Nathan Bentley
Aleksandar Bezinovic
Cătălin Bădărău
Bob Bicknell-Knight
Joël Bigaignon
Mustafa Boga
Larissa Borteh
Mona Broschár
David Iain Brown
Kristian Bruce
Kristína Bukovčáková
Natdanai Bunsiri
Jess Burgess
Nicholas Burns
Ethan Caflisch
Marcel Ceuppens
Catherine Chen
Sune Christiansen
Sooyoung Chung
Tintin Cooper
Andrei Costache
Jasmine Crisp
Zita David
Abbie Davies
Adam De Boer
Juan De La Rica
Andy Decola
Alioune Diagne
Wenjie Ding
Adam Dix
David Downs
Sam Drake
Jon Duff
Thorben Eggers
Britty Em
Attilio Esposito
Lucy Faherty
Ember Fairbairn
Michael Fanta
Jade Fenu
Ian Fisher
Justine Formentelli
Luke Forsyth
Benjamin Franke
Max Freund
Yuchu Gao
Andrea Garcia Vasquez
Teelah George
Elena Gileva
Lisa Golightly
Lesser Gonzalez
Griffin Goodman
Jordan Greenblatt
Lucy Gregory
Graziela Guardino
Cara Guri
Filip Fredrik Haglund
Ant Hamlyn
Peter Harris
Sam Harris
Callum Harvey
Maria Hatling
Ellie Hayward
Seamus Heidenreich
Christian Henkel
Aimee Hillman
Grete Hjorth-Johansen
Dan Hollings
Yann Houri
Gwil Hughes
Jung Won Hur
Selby Hurst Inglefield
Henry Hussey
David Hytone
Asako Iwasawa
Nour Jaouda
David Jarrin
Jeremy Jones
Vanessa Jones
Rory Jones
Michael Kang
Jack Kenna
Bradley Kerl
Alyssa Klauer
Marcela Meka Klimekova
Sophie Lourdes Knight
Yuki Kodaira
Elena Kolbasina
Nichola Koshkosh
Gili Lavy
Katelyn Ledford
Dene Leigh
Yann Leto
Catherine Lette
Fei Li
David Linchen
James Lincoln
Gordy Livingstone
Gavin Lynch
Renluka Maharaj
Chloë Manasseh
Orlando Marosini
Bex Massey
Josie Mccoy
Mahsa Merci
Vojtech Mica
Robert Minervini
Sarah Jane Moon
Gori Mora
John Moran
Isaac Moss
Seleka Muñoz
Sarah Muirhead
Judith Mullen
Dominic Myatt
Karen Navarro
Daniella Norton
Sun Young Oh
James Owens
Santiago Paredes
Jin He Park
Jason Parker
David Paton
Madeline Peckenpaugh
Lisa Penny
Thebe Phetogo
Silja Pogule
James Prapaithong
Gonçalo Preto
Haley Prochnow
Karolina Ptaszkowska
Josh Raz
Dylan Riley
Roberto Rivadeneira
Rafael Rodriguez
Emmanuel Rodriguez-Chaves
Jonathan Rosen
Ally Rosenberg
Elliott Routledge
Alexandra Rubinstein
Angela Santana
Elina Sarlin
Buket Savci
Jon Setter
Masha Sha
Luke Silva
Paul Simon
Kristin Sjaarda
Sanne Maloe Slecht
Cody Smith
Ned Snider
Norberto Spina
Laura Splan
James St Findlay / Lower James
Aiste Stancikaite
Emma Steinkraus
Krzysztof Strzelecki
Ethan Stuart
Amaya Suberviola
Evren Sungur
Masaru Suyama
Louise Tate
Hugo Teixeira
Jack Tierney
Melania Toma
Rebecca Truscott-Elves
Melody Tuttle
Akiko Ueda
Benjamin Uggla
Kirsten Valentine
Sonia Viccaro
Trude Viken
Juan Vizcaino
Henriette Von Muenchhausen
Matthew Weimer
Derek Weisberg
Tanya Wilson
Claire Witteveen
Nana Wolke
Erin Woodbrey
Susanne Wurlitzer
Hamid Yaraghchi
Felix Zandt
Rachael Zur

 

ABOUT

The SUMMER MARATHON* was established as a means to re-imagine the traditional ‘group show’: offering any artist (at any career stage, working anywhere in the world) an opportunity to present their work in a solo exhibition (in lieu of a group show) over the summer. Now in its third year, this unconventional approach allows artists to present and thereafter fulfil a solo exhibition during a two-­week period over summer 2021.

Any artist with a concerted body of work is encouraged to apply regardless of age, education, or location. The SUMMER MARATHON offers artists a unique opportunity to present their work to a larger audience, and in some cases, offers artists their first solo exhibition. Approximately 5 artists will be selected to present solo exhibitions during summer 2021.

*In 2019, the SUMMER MARATHON replaced the CONTEMPORARY VISIONS group exhibition (which ran for 10 years consecutively) as an incentive to give emerging artists an opportunity to exhibit their artwork in London and to have their work viewed and assessed by an esteemed panel.

ELIGIBILITY

Artists working anywhere in the world, at any stage of their career are invited to apply. An art education is not necessary. Also, artist collectives are welcome to apply under a single application.

HOW TO APPLY & FAQs

Submit all information directly to the online application system, using a laptop or desktop computer (the system does not currently work on mobile).

Applications sent via post or email will not be considered.

FAQ’s

“Should I fill out all of the information or leave some blank?”

  • There is a reason that we are asking for this amount of detail. Therefore, we would encourage you to complete your application as thoroughly as possible to assist the jury in arriving at their most educated decision.

“I have a lot of different threads to my practice. Should I show a little bit of everything or keep it focused?”

  • Certainly, if one element of your practice incorporates sculpture and painting then please show us both; however, if you dabble with different ideas in a bunch of different media we strongly recommend that you pick one focused presentation to clearly exemplify one idea and one strong presentation.

“Can I submit multiple applications?”

  • No.

“I have applied in past years and was not selected. Is it worth me applying again this time?”

  • Sure! Of course, it is. We have a new jury every year and every year the jury looks for different things. Please don’t take it personally if your work hasn’t been chosen in the past; perhaps come with a fresh approach and your newest work may very well get accepted this time. It can never hurt to have your artwork viewed by a new group of artistic professionals.

“What kind of work are you looking for?”

  • While BEERS is primarily a painting gallery one of the objectives of the Summer Marathon is to get new media, new approaches, and new ideas into the gallery. So, whether you are a painter or not, please apply!

“What are we looking for?”

  • Typically, the SUMMER MARATHON looks for artists whose work explores current themes, trends, and innovations in contemporary art across any/all artistic discipline(s). Artists anywhere in the world are invited to submit an application for consideration, and applicants will be vetted by a jury of artistic professionals (see *JURY*), and selected artists will exhibit in a two-week solo exhibition at Beers London gallery in the heart of East London’s vibrant art community.

“What about past artists?

  • Past applicants and exhibitors have gone on to solo-exhibitions with BEERS or other galleries; inclusions in art-fairs; inclusion in gallery Director Kurt Beers’ various publications (100 Painters of Tomorrow / 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow or the forthcoming 100 Photographers of Tomorrow, an open call for which will launch in 2021); placement in prestigious public or private collections; representation by Beers London or other galleries; and countless opportunities as presented by the jury. In previous years, Florence Hutchings and Jan Sebastian Koch had sell-out exhibitions, and the latter, along with Marion Fink, became gallery artists. Laith MacGregor applied for a week in the Summer Marathon in 2019 and the decision was made to – instead – offer him a full 5-week solo show with the gallery.

“What is the process?”

  • All applicants will be reviewed, and a portion (usually around 350-500) will be long-listed. Afterwards, these artists will be vetted to a short-list (around 75-100); and finally, the top 25 artists will be asked to submit a more detailed proposal/pitch of their solo show. Finally, approximately 5 artists will be selected to exhibit.

“What is the commission split as a result of sales?”

  • 50% to the artist and 50% to the gallery

“Will the gallery pay for shipping costs?”

  • The gallery will pay for the cost of shipping one way and the artist is responsible for the cost of shipping the other way.
IMAGE SUBMISSIONS

• All media is accepted. Including painting, photography, sculpture, video (see below), and all two-dimensional and three-dimensional work, new-media and any non-traditional media, such as performance, etc… (surprise us!). We recommend that you do not apply with work that is dated prior to 2018.

• Submit up to 4 JPEGS of different works.

• Filenames must be no longer than 140 characters

• Maximum file size is 3MB per image

VIDEO SUBMISSIONS

Artists working in video or time-based media can submit up to 4 video links, accompanied by video stills.

• Upload videos to a password-free hosting site such as Vimeo or Youtube. Due to the amount of submissions, videos protected by passwords cannot be viewed.

• Videos should be no longer than 1 minute in length. Artists of interest may be contacted to submit videos of a longer runtime.

ARTWORK RESTRICTIONS

There are no restrictions to the dimension of exhibited works apart from a gallery ceiling height of 2.75m.

Work should be available for sale during the exhibition dates; however, the work submitted in your application does not need to be the work available for exhibition. You should upload/submit work in your application that most accurately reflects your current artistic practice.

DEADLINE

The deadline has been EXTENDED until Monday, 16 November 2020, until midnight (GMT+1)

EXHIBITION DATES

6 July to 28 August 2021; the breakdown of the weeks will be as follows:

*Dates may be subject to slight change.

Round One: 6 July – 17 July
Round Two: 20 July – 31 July
Round Three: 3 August – 14 August
Round Four: 17 August – 28 August

FEE

There is a processing fee of £10 to submit – payable directly from the site by credit/debit card or Paypal.

RESULTS

Results will be posted online and sent to the emails provided by each applicant. However, in many instances pertinent information is overlooked or redirected to applicants’ spam filters, so we recommend checking the BEERS site for updates. We kindly ask that you refrain from emailing the gallery as updates will be posted to our website as decisions progress.

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS
JURY
Kurt Beers


Kurt Beers

Director of BEERS London & Author of ‘100 Painters of Tomorrow’ & ‘100 Sculptors of Tomorrow’

Lewis Gilbert

Lewis Dalton Gilbert
Creative Director, A Vibe Called Tech
Associate Curator, New Art Centre

Yossi Milo


Yossi Milo

Principal/Owner of Yossi Milo Gallery, NY, NY

Eugenio-Re-Rebaudengo-blackwhite


Eugenio Re Rebaudengo 

Founder & Director of ARTUNER

Ehryn Torrell


Ehryn Torrell 

Artist / Exhibited in Summer Marathon 2020

Lorna-York-blackwhite


Lorna York 

Owner/Founder of Madison Galleries, Solana Beach, California

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