2nd May - 8th September 2020

Due to COVID-19, many organizations and volunteers are do their best to help the NHS during this pandemic. 508 is ready to do our part and invite you to join us.


Our open call this year, “The great Lockdown” aims to raise money for NHS. ​​​​The donation will be from each submission. We take pride in giving opportunities to talented artists from around the world.


This special 4th edition of our annual Open Call is not only supporting both established and emerging artists but also our carers, NHS.


This year, You DO NOT have to work in a theme but all of your works must be original work that has been made within 3 years from the date of the submission deadline. We are looking for creative, innovative and inspiring artworks that connect to Contemporary Art in many styles and genres:  

Pop Art  Abstract  Modern  Expressionism   Minimalism  Graffiti   Art Deco  Realism   Cubism  Surrealism 

This year we will select 15 winners and host a group exhibition at our Gallery to commemorate this pandemic, so be prepared to submit your BEST works for a chance to display you works and show your respect in our hip and chic showroom in the heart of Chelsea.


What type of artwork can I submit?

We are accepting a wide range of mediums so feel free to be creative and open with any ideas! 


Painting  Photography  Prints  Sculpture   Collage  Ornaments   Drawing   Ceramic   



Entries open:  2nd May 2020

Entries Deadline: 8th September 2020

Judging: 9nd – 12th September 2020

Exhibition dates: 1st – 12th December 2020

Artwork delivery dates: 24th – 28th November 2020

Artwork collection dates: 15th - 19th December 2020 


  • £25 / 1 Submission 

  • £32 / 2 Submissions 

  • £40 / 3 Submissions

  • £45 / 4 Submissions




  • 15 winners to exhibit in a two-week group show 

  • 1 lucky artist will be awarded a one-year representationby the 508 Gallery!Coming on board as a resident artist means you will be part of the 508 Family and will be added as an artist on our website along-side management of regular PR and Social media updates. Involvement in Exhibitions during the year (2-3 times per year) (special Guest to award winner) 

For more information please be touch with our submissions team:

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