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My Lovely Postcards

Submissions have now closed for My Lovely Postcards. A huge thank you to all of the artists who sent in their work, without whom there would be no exhibition. The standard of entries this year was very high, and we are delighted to be able to showcase such a fabulous array of mini masterpieces in all manner of art styles. It is particularly wonderful to have had so many submissions from local artists and art organisations and we’ve very grateful to our community here for coming together to support Sobell House and Beth’s Bursary Fund.

The exhibition will be open from 10:00 to 18:00 on 9th, 10th and 11th November at:

The Cloisters Gallery, St John the Evangelist, 109A Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH

– please do come and see it!

If you would like to get involved by buying a beautiful piece of art and supporting your local hospice at the same time, you can bid online for any of the pieces in the exhibition at Our online auction will open on the 1st November at 10:00 and close on the 11th November at 21:00. When placing a bid, you will be prompted to login or register, so that we have your details and can send you the artwork if you’re the highest bidder. We will then take down and post out all of the artwork.

All proceeds raised by My Lovely Postcards go towards Beth’s Bursary Fund. Established in 2017 in memory of Beth Foreman, the Fund 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. 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. Thank you so much for being a part of that effort.

How do I submit my artwork?

Entries for this year’s My Lovely Postcards have now closed – thank you to all who entered. My Lovely Postcards is a biennial project and will return in 2021. If you’d like to make sure that you hear about it, sign up to our newsletter here or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

What happens to my 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. 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.