RWA © Alice Hendy
The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol is currently preparing one of my favourite cultural events (Ta very much!) – the RWA Annual Open Exhibition.
Submissions are open until Monday 21st August at 5pm, so if you get a wriggle on you still have a chance of being part of it!
The exhibition will be open to the public from Sunday 1 October to Sunday 3 December 2017. Artists of all ages and experience are invited to submit.
Now in its 165th year, the exhibition is open to anyone with something to show, regardless of experience level and discipline choice. Last year 593 works by 387 artists made it into the final exhibition, which was a truly outstanding showcase of talent.
All applicants must apply online, submitting images using the new Online Exhibition Submission System (OESS).
Points to remember:
- Submissions must be no more than three years old and must be for sale
- A maximum of 3 works may be submitted per applicant (4 for Academicians)
- Work cannot have been exhibited before at the RWA
- All entries are subject to selection and a submission fee per work for entry applies
Find full details here: www.rwa.org.uk/whats-on/165-annual-open-exhibition. Good luck!
The Royal West of England Academy in Bristol is currently preparing for their Biannual drawing exhibition Drawn. The show aims to “explore the boundaries of drawing and celebrate it as both an autonomous discipline and an interdisciplinary tool.”
The image above is from the 2015 exhibition, and shows Sea Mark (silver), by Tania Kovats, and is provided courtesy of Sidney Cooper Gallery and the RWA.
Entries are invited from artists who draw or explore the concept of drawing in their work. Submissions are open until 5pm on 15th March 2017, so if you still have a chance of being part of it.
As well as the opportunity to have your work showcased in the exhibition, prizes for Drawn include the following:
- The Theresa Knowles Travel Bursary which offers a bursary of £1,500 to go to Italy to make new work.
- The Student Prize – a month long exhibition at Hidden
- Work on Paper Prize – £400 of printing and framing courtesy of Niche Frames.
All applicants must apply online, submitting images using the Online Exhibition Submission System.
Find full details here: www.rwa.org.uk/artists/open-exhibitions/drawn-artist-information. Good luck!
One of my favourite galleries in Bristol, The Grant Bradley, is inviting you to submit your artwork to New Visions, their annual open submissions exhibition.
This is definitely an opportunity to stand out, as the exhibition aims to showcase a broad, varied look at contemporary artwork, with no limitation on style or medium. My talented mum had her collage work displayed as part of the exhibition two years in a row (different pieces, though, because they sold – yay!).
With no theme each entry is judged for acceptance purely on its own merits.
Past exhibitions have enjoyed an exceptional media response with a popular private view evening that is a great place to meet other artists and discuss the work on show. The gallery receives a footfall of up to 3,000 visitors for the duration of the exhibition, so this is a great chance to get your work noticed.
The deadline for submissions is Friday 16 May at 5pm.
You can submit a maximum of 3 pieces at a cost of £10 per piece of artwork. To submit work please click on the link: Enter work for New Visions IV.
Alternatively you can pick up a submissions pack from the gallery, or download it by clicking on the link below. Fill it out and return it either by hand or post.
Images of artworks submitted will need to be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download submissions pack.
If you have any questions regarding New Visions IV then please contact the gallery on 0117 9637 673. Good luck!