COE ’14

COE ’14 will run from 21st September to 12th October.   See below for entry forms.


COE ’14 Curator

The Claremorris Arts Committee is delighted to announce that Michelle Cotton, senior curator at  Firstsite in Colchester, has accepted our invitation to curate and adjudicate COE ’14.   We look forward to welcoming Michelle to Claremorris in June to select work for this year’s exhibition.

A graduate of English at King’s College London and the History of Art MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London, Michelle Cotton has curated over 30 exhibitions and film screenings including projects at Kettles Yard, Cambridge; Tate Britain, Tate Modern, London; Tate St Ives, Whitechapel Gallery, London and Neuer Berliner Kunstverein including solo exhibitions by Michel Auder, Henning Bohl, Wolfgang Breuer, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Paul Sietsema and Stephen Sutcliffe. She has published numerous reviews, essays and articles and is the author of the recently published Design Research Unit 1942 – 72 (Koenig Books, 2011).

Michelle was awarded the Curatorial Bursary at Cubitt, London in 2009. She has been part of the panel for New Acquisitions at LUX (2006–2008) and a Specialist Advisor to the Scottish Arts Council (2006–2010). She is a member of the Acquisitions Committee for the collection at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Reims and a selector for the Contemporary Art Society’s Annual Award for Museum’s 2012.


Call for Entry

Entries are now being sought across all media for COE’14, the thirty-seventh Claremorris Open Exhibition.  Works will be located in various spaces in the town including the library, the railway station, empty shop units, McMahon Park.  Especially welcome are site specific works for the sites shown below.

Gable, Station Road

Gable, Station Road

Post Office

Post Office

Archway, Dalton Street

Archway, Dalton Street


To enter:

Click here to download the COE’14 Entry Form (PDF)

Closing date is Friday, 13th June.

Please note – Entry fee of €20 is payable only by cheque or postal order for postal entries. Please do not send cash.

Entries will not be returned


To enter online:

Please carefully read the 4 steps involved with the application process before applying online:

  1. Please read the terms and conditions.
  2. Please make the €20 payment via PayPal by clicking the button below.paypal
  3. Once the PayPal payment has been processed please fill out the below application form and click the ‘Submit’ button. The name you give in on the application form must correspond with the name you gave when processing payment on PayPal.
  4. Once for the form has been submitted, please email your titled work (must correspond to how you titled your work in the application form) to You can submit up to 8 pieces of work per entry. All work must be submitted in digital format. Digital images must be at 300dpi at approx. 15cm x 10cm (6″ x 4″) in TIFF or JPEG format. Together with your work, you must also email your CV and an Artist Statement (Not exceeding one A4 page).

Application form:

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