My Lovely Postcards

An exhibition and auction of postcards in aid of Beth’s Bursary Fund, which supports nurses to receive further training and education in palliative care.

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What is My Lovely Postcards?

My Lovely Postcards is a community art project set up by Sobell House, alongside the Foreman family, to raise funds for Beth’s Bursary Fund. Budding and professional artists are invited to submit a postcard-sized artwork (148mm x 105mm) which is then sold to members of the public through an art exhibition and auction.

What is the Beth Bursary Fund?

Established in 2017 in loving memory of Beth Foreman, Beth’s Bursary Fund supports nurses to receive further training and education in palliative care. Continuing professional development is key to providing the very best care, so 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 date, Beth’s Bursary Fund has contributed an incredible £59,939 to further training for nurses. Thank you so much to all of our My Lovely Postcards artists for being a part of that effort.

How can I submit my artwork?

Submissions are now open – please read through our submission guidelines and fill out the submission form below in full. Please note that submissions close on 31 March 2023. You will then have until 21 April 2023 to send your postcard(s) to us. More information can be found within the guidelines.

When and where will the exhibition take place?

The auction takes place online from Thursday 18th – Sunday 28th May 2023. You will able to place a bid while visiting the Cloister Gallery at SJE, Iffley Road, Oxford, OX4 1EH. Please visit this page for full opening hours in early May. We are delighted to be sharing the Cloister Gallery with other local artists exhibiting their work for Oxfordshire Art Weeks. The venue is wheelchair accessible and limited accessible parking may be available – to apply for this please contact us by email, or call 01865 857007.

My Lovely Postcards submission form
  • Tell us about you

  • For each artwork, we will publish the name of the artist with the postcard; with the online auction image of your piece and in our catalogue. Please tell us the exact name you wish to use. You may choose to remain 'ANONYMOUS' if you prefer.
  • Tell us about your artwork

    As stated in the submission guidelines, each artist can submit up to three postcard sized artworks. Each artwork should be your own, an original and signed on the front.
  • Please provide the title, medium and description
  • Please provide the title, medium and description
  • Please provide the title, medium and description
  • Tell us how to contact you

    We'll contact you to let you know we have received your artwork and to let you know more details about the exhibition and auction.
  • Keeping in touch

    We would love to keep in touch to tell you how your support is making a difference and about other ways you can help Sobell House, including opportunities to donate, volunteer or fundraise.
  • If you’d like to change how we keep in touch, call 01865 857007 or email [email protected]. We promise to keep your details safe and only use them in accordance with our privacy policy.
  • Feature Artist

    As part of the My Lovely Postcards project, we'll be promoting the exhibition and auction by talking about our contributing artists. If you would be interested in featuring on our promotional materials, please check this box.