Saturday, August 13, 2011

UK Art Society Open Exhibitions: Deadlines for entry

Submission deadlines in the next six weeks for entries to open exhibitions by prominent art societies in the late summer and autumn are summarised below.

Links are to the relevant page(s) on the society’s website or organising site.

Mall Galleries - Receiving and Exhibition entrances
Google Maps link

Art Society / website
Deadlines / Delivery / Fees
Other info
The Royal Society of Marine Artists

66th Annual Exhibition

Mall Galleries, The Mall London

Exhibition dates:
12th - 23rd October 2011
13th August at 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

regional picks-ups (past these dates)

Submission fee:
  • £12 per artwork
  • £6 if under 35 years of age

Exhibits must be essentially marine in character.

The main interest must be the sea or tidal waters or some object essentially connected with these themes. Portraits must be of persons connected with the sea.
Royal Birmingham Society of Artists

Open Watercolour Exhibition

Exhibition dates:
24 August - 10 September 2011
Deadline for form: 4.00pm on 17 August 2011 at RBSA Gallery

Receiving day: 21 August at RBSA Gallery

Submission Fee: £12 per work

Hanging fee:
  • Large work £22
  • Small work £14
The first RBSA ‘Open’ exhibition to focus specifically on watercolour for a number of years, this exhibition promises to showcase the very best in new watercolours from across Britain.

The exhibition is open to all artists producing original artwork and working in watercolour.
Society of Graphic Fine Art

90th Annual Open Exhibition 2011

Exhibition dates:
3rd October - 15th October 2011
Deadline for entry:
20 August 2011

Receiving day:
  • Art Moves - various dates
  • Menier Gallery - 2 October 2011

Submission Fee: £8 per work for non-members

Oversize fees payable by all artists

Hanging Fee: £10 per work

The SGFA exists to promote fine art drawing skills and exhibit artwork demonstrating such skills.

Work that is eligible for submission includes:
(1) Drawings in any medium:- pencil, coloured pens and pencils, pen and ink, pastels and oil pastels, charcoal, conte, etc.
(2) Any original artwork, including paintings, which demonstrate evidence of drawing by hand:- original printmaking, watercolours, acrylics, oil pastel drawings, etc.
The London Group

The London Group Open Exhibition 2011
(in two parts)

The Cello Factory, 33-34 Cornwall Road, London, SE1 1RU

Exhibition dates
20 October - 10 November 2011
Deadline for entries - 7 September 2011

Submission Fee: vary - £20 for first work and £10 for third; no payments by credit/debit cards

Submissions require a digital image file of artwork

All work to be for sale

POST submissions to The London Group, 2011 Open Exhibition,
PO Box 61045
London SE1 8RN
At least half the works in both shows will be by non-members.

Submissions  of work are invited  from visual artists  working in any medium including,  painting,
sculpture, drawing, print, photography, mixed media, installation, video and performance.
Society of Wildlife Artists

The Natural Eye - 48th Annual Exhibition

Exhibition dates:
27 October - 6 November 2011
Deadline for entries:
11-12 September 2011 at 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

Regional pick-ups

Submission fee:
  • £12 per artwork
  • £6 if under 35 years of age
Any work depicting wildlife subjects is admissible. The committee will also consider work that evokes the spirit of the natural world. Botanical subjects and domestic animals are NOT admissible.

Acceptable media: Work may be in any medium including sculpture and original prints (please detail edition and how many are available).
Royal West of England Academy

159th Autumn Exhibition

Exhibition Dates:
30 October - 31 December 2011
Deadline for entries:
30 September 2011 (5pm) via online submission- leading to pre-selection phase

Online submission system

Submission Fees - vary between £14 and £16 per item

Delivery for final selection:
14-15 October

Regional pick- up system: £10 per item
The Autumn Exhibition is a mixed discipline exhibition, including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture and architecture. It attracts artists both regionally and nationally.

Mall Galleries, The Mall London

Exhibition dates:
25 November – 4 December2011
Deadline / Delivery:
30 September – 1 October at 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

regional picks-ups

Submission fee:
£12 per artwork
£6 if under 35 years of age

Acceptable media: Paintings, drawings, pastels, original framed prints (please detail edition).

Sculpture is NOT admissible.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the information as this is the best ever opportunity for the great artists to participate and take pleasure of

  2. Brilliant list, a great share. All the more relevant having missed a deadline yesterday -- its a funny game.


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