My Lovely Postcards

Call for Artists!

Photographic portrait of Beth ForemanSobell House Hospice invites you to contribute to 'My Lovely Postcards', our biennial art exhibition and auction in memory of Beth Foreman.  We're asking artists from all over Oxfordshire and beyond to donate postcard sized pieces, and we're incredibly excited to once again have the opportunity to showcase a diverse range of talented artists for a wonderful cause. This year's exhibition will take place at the beautiful Cloisters Gallery in Oxford between 9th and 11th of November.

All proceeds from the auction will go towards Beth’s Bursary Fund, which supports nurses to receive further training and education in palliative care. Continuing professional development is key to providing the very best care, informed by the latest medical research and techniques. Beth’s Bursary Fund, established in 2017, has provided over £25,000 in bursaries to more than 50 recipients. By providing nurses with opportunities to gain the specialist skills they need, we’re able to make a long-lasting impact on the quality of palliative care here at Sobell House Hospice and further afield.

To submit your artwork, click here to complete our submission form. We’ve not reached our exhibition capacity yet, so we’ve extended the deadline to register to Monday 19th August. All artwork must be received by us at the hospice by Tuesday 3rd September, or we may not be able to include it in the exhibition.

Contact us at or call us on 01865 857007 for more information, or see below for some common questions and their answers.

Submit your artwork    Submission Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I submit my artwork?

Please complete our online form here before carefully packaging your artwork and sending it to:

My Lovely Postcards,
Sobell House Hospice Charity,
Churchill Hospital,
Oxford. OX3 7LE

Alternatively, contact us for a paper copy of the form or download it as a printable file here.

You should include in the envelope either your completed submission form (if you filled out a paper copy) or a slip with your name and email address (if you filled out the form online). If you are submitting multiple artworks, please make it clear which artwork title goes with which.

When can I submit my artwork?

We’ve not reached our exhibition capacity yet, so we’ve extended the deadline to register to Monday 19th August.

Once you’ve submitted your information, you should send your artwork to us as soon as you’re ready.

All artwork must be received by us at the hospice by Tuesday 3rd September, or we may not be able to include it in the exhibition.

What size of artwork can I donate?

Size of postcard artwork. Can be portrait or landscape 

Please ensure that your artwork is 6 inches by 4 inches, with a 2mm bleed all the way around. Your artwork should be no thicker than 1.4mm. If necessary, you should back your artwork onto card no larger than 8 inches by 6 inches.

What kind of artwork can I donate?

Icon showing examples of allowed media - camera, brush and pen(cil)We’re looking for a diverse range of artwork in all art styles, and you do not need to follow a specific theme or work in a specific medium. However, please make sure that whatever you submit is your own, original work, and follows our size guidelines above. Please also ensure that the artwork is suitable for all audiences and in keeping with the values of Sobell House Hospice Charity Ltd.

How many pieces of artwork can I donate?

In order to maintain the varied feel of the exhibition, and to allow as many contributors to take part as possible, we ask that no artist submit more than three pieces of work.

Who will own the artwork?

Once it is donated, the artwork becomes the property of Sobell House Hospice Charity Ltd., although you retain copyright as the original artist. By donating your work to us, you grant us permission to reproduce the artwork for promotional and publicity purposes, and to publish the accompanying information included within the submission form. Any unsold works will remain the property of Sobell House Hospice Charity Ltd.

What happens to the artwork?

Once we’ve received your artwork, we’ll store it until the submission period ends. Then we’ll photograph the artwork for our online auction, mount it, and hang it in our exhibition. Once the exhibition has ended, we’ll take down the work and send it to the winning bidders.

When and where will the exhibition take place?

This year’s exhibition will take place at The Cloisters Gallery at St John the Evangelist, a beautiful exhibition space in central Oxford.

The private view for participating artists and beneficiaries of Beth’s Bursary Fund will be on the evening of the 8th November, so save the date!

The exhibition will be open to the public from 9th – 11th November, between 10am and 6pm.

When and where will the auction take place?

This year’s auction will take place online at the following link;

Bidding will open at 10am on 1st November and continue until 9pm on 11th November, so watch this space for further information.

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