This very prestigious exhibition will be held at Burlington House, Royal Academy of Arts (Monday, 10th June - Sunday, 18th August 2013). It's likely to have around 150,000 visitors.
- This post is about the entry process for the world's largest open submission art competition which has been held every year since 1769.
- for those who have not submitted before - and
- for those who have just forgotten how and need a reminder!
- This is rather a long lost. A summary of how to enter is also provided in Major UK Art Competitions in the UK 2013
First we need to look at last year and what changed - before we go on to wonder whether the changes will be abandoned and the exhibition will revert to "type".
|Terms and Conditions for Entries to |
the Summer Exhibition 2013
held by the Royal Academy of Art
In 2012, more than 300 first-time 'open submission' artists had work in the Summer Exhibition, almost 1,500 entries were shown and more than two thirds were by non-Academicians.An artist's guide to the Summer Exhibition
- There seemed to be a conscious effort to attract more artwork from younger artists to address accusations which have been justifiably levelled at this competition in the past.
- the number of works increased - as did the number of works by non-Academicians. There were also more new artists selected for the exhibition than has happened in recent years
- the hang was changed in a quite radical way and many more smaller paintings were hung in the Large Weston Room. This was presumably associated with the fact the Exhibition hung more work from the open entry than ever before.
This was my review of last year's exhibition - Review: 244th Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy which focuses on the extent to which the exhibition changed last year.
|244th Summer Exhibition - Paintings in the Large Weston Room|