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2017 Guide to Open Art Competitions and Exhibitions

The Artist Guide to Open Art Competitions and Exhibitions 2017

PLEASE NOTE:
These listings are in chronological order according to the month in which the event will run.

Information was correct at time of going to press but details and dates may change; please check with the organisers


March   April   May   June   July   August   September   October   November   December   2018


MARCH


Royal Watercolour Society Contemporary Watercolour Competition 2017

Venue: Bankside Gallery, 48 Hopton Street, London SE1 9JH.

Tel: 020 7928 7521

Details: Annual open competition for work made in any water-based medium on a paper support; accepted media are gouache, acrylic paint, ink and watercolour.

The RWS aims to encourage a strong personal vision and an innovative approach. A maximum of six paintings may be submitted, all of which must have been completed in the last four years, maximum size 391⁄2x391⁄2in 100x100cm when framed. Fee is £14 per work, £37 for three, £46 for four, £55 for five, £59 for six; students may submit up to three works for £15. First prize, David Gluck Memorial Award, £750; David Gluck & RWS Award, £250; RWS Award, £500; The Artist Award of an article in a future issue of the magazine; many other art materials prizes. Online entry in first instance. Download application pack and enter at: www.banksidegallery.com www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk

Exhibition dates: March 3 to 15.

Submissions deadline: January 16, 12 noon.

Handing-in: February 26 and 27, 11am to 5pm.

Contact: Royal Watercolour Society: www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk

 

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists’ (RBSA) Open All Media Exhibition

Venue: Royal Birmingham Society of Artists’ Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul’s, Birmingham B3 1SA.

Tel: 0121 236 4353

Details: Artists working in all media may enter up to three 2D or six 3D works. Entry fees are £13 per 2D work or £13 per two 3D works; digital submission in first instance. Please consult the application pack for full details.

Exhibition dates: March 16 to April 8.

Submissions deadline: February 1, 4pm.

Handing-in day: March 12, 10.30am to 1pm.

Contact: Download application packs from www.rbsa.org.uk or send sae to RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul’s, Birmingham B3 1SA.

 

Grosvenor Museum Open Art Exhibition

Venue: The Grosvenor Museum, 27 Grosvenor Street, Chester CH1 2DD.

Tel: 01244 972197

Details: The Grosvenor Museum’s 12th open art exhibition. Work may be in any visual arts medium, except giclée prints, installation, performance or work requiring electricity. Three-dimensional work is welcome. Maximum size in any dimension, 72in (182cm), including frame. Up to three works may be submitted, fee £8 per work. First prize, £1,000; second prize of £500, third prize of £250, Visitors’ Choice prize, £100. For full details, see www.westcheshiremuseums.co.uk or contact Samantha Belsham (see below).

Exhibition dates: March 9 to June 21.

Handing-in days: February 24 and 25.

Contact: For entry forms contact Samantha Belsham, The Grosvenor Museum, address as above. Email samantha.belsham@cheshirewest.gov.uk


APRIL


Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI)

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: Annual open exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI), of the best in modern and traditional contemporary watercolour painting. Acceptable media are watercolour or water-soluble media, including acrylic, ink or gouache painted on paper or a paper-based support, but not water-soluble oils. Artists over the age of 18 may submit up to six works, up to four may be selected.

Entry: £15 per work; under-35s, £10 per work. Paintings must be framed in a light-coloured mount under glass and no larger than 941⁄2in (240cm) in the largest dimension. Online submission for preselection at www.registration mallgalleries.org.uk. Numerous prizes and awards, including the Leathersellers’ Prize of £1,000 awarded to an artist aged between 18 and 30; the Matt Bruce Memorial Award for the most outstanding use of light and colour, £500; the Schmincke Award and many other prizes. All work must be for sale, minimum price £450. Download full terms and conditions from www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Exhibition dates: April 6 to 22.

Submissions deadline: January 6, 12 noon.

Handing-in days: February 11, 10am to 5pm.

Contact: Mall Galleries, as above.

 

United Kingdom Coloured Pencil Society (UKCPS)

Venue: Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU.

Tel: 01207 407 3222

Details: Sixteenth annual international open submission exhibition for all artists. Work must be original in concept, design and execution. The artist must demonstrate compositional and drawing skills and the ability to use coloured pencil. Entries must not have been shown in any previous UKCPS exhibition. Each work must comprise at least 50 per cent dry coloured pencil; the remaining 50 per cent of the work may, if preferred, contain less than 50 per cent of any other medium. Awards include Best in Show, £400; Reserve best in show, £300; Best pure coloured pencil; President’s Award. Up to two works may be submitted at a fee of £20 per work. For full details, and to enter, go to: www.cp-society.uk/2017-london/index.php

Exhibition dates: April 25 to May 6.

Closing date for online entries: February 3.

Handing-in: April 24.

Contact: If unable to submit online, send sae for entry form to Liz Ridley, 63 Hilden Park Road, Hildenborough, Tonbridge, Kent TN11 9BW, tel: 01732 834335. Exhibition queries, email: london2017@ukcps.co.uk

 

Hertford Open

Venue: Cowbridge Halls, Cowbridge, Hertford Hertfordshire SG14 1PG.

Details: 65th annual open exhibition. Any media accepted, excluding photographs; up to six 2D or 3D works may be submitted. All works must be labelled according to the instructions on the submission form. Works for hanging must be in appropriate frames with strung ‘D’ rings on the reverse. £5 submission fee per artist and £3 handling fee per work. Prizes include best abstract, best work in show, best 3D and best watercolour.

Exhibition dates: April 30 to May 13.

Handing-in day: April 22, 10am, at Cowbridge Halls. Unaccepted work must be collected 3-4.30pm on the same day.

Contact: Download entry forms and see full details on website: www.hertfordartsociety.co.uk/calendar/annual-open-exhibition, or contact exhibition secretary: janet.benge@talktalk.net


MAY


Bath Society of Artists

Venue: Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, Bath.

Tel: 01225 477233

Details: 112th annual open exhibition of works in all media except photographs; two works may be submitted.

Exhibition dates: May 20 to July 15.

Handing-in day: May 13, 10.30am to 4pm at the Victoria Art Gallery.

Contact: Download entry forms from: www.victoriagal.org.uk or www.bsartists.co.uk, collect from gallery or send A5 sae to Vivienne Bolton, ‘Lamorna’, 5 Bath Road, Norton St Philip, near Bath, Somerset BA2 7LW.

 

Royal Society of Portrait Painters (RP)

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: The RP seeks submissions of new and traditional artistic models and perspectives in portraiture from artists aged 18 and over. All media accepted, including original prints but excluding sculpture. Prizes include the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture, £10,000, plus the society’s gold medal for the most distinguished painting in the exhibition; the de Laszlo Foundation Award, £3,000 plus a silver medal for the most outstanding portrait by an artist aged 35 or under; The Prince of Wales’s Award for Portrait Drawing, £2,000; the Changing Faces Prize, a £2,000 commission to produce a portrait of a person with a disfigurement for the Changing Faces collection; the Burke’s Peerage Foundation Award, £2,000 for the most classically inspired portrait in the exhibition. A maximum of three works may be submitted, up to three may be selected, maximum size 941⁄2in (240cm) in the largest dimension. Work must have been completed in the last three years and not previously exhibited in London. All work to be submitted online for preselection at www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk. Entry: £15 per work; under-35s, £10 per work. Download full terms and conditions from www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Exhibition dates: May 4 to 19.

Submissions deadline: January 20, 12 noon.

Handing-in days: January 25, 10am to 5pm.

Contact: Mall Galleries, as above.

 

Royal Birmingham Society of Artists’ (RBSA) Prize Exhibition

Venue: Royal Birmingham Society of Artists’ Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul’s, Birmingham B3 1SA.

Tel: 0121 236 4353

Details: Artists working in all media, except photography, may enter. Please consult the application pack for details of prizes, fees and full terms and conditions.

Exhibition dates: May 18 to June 10.

Submissions deadline: Tba.

Handing-in day: Tba.

Contact: For application pack, send sae to RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St Paul’s, Birmingham B3 1SA. Packs may be downloaded six weeks before the closing date from www.rbsa.org.uk

 

Staffordshire Open

Venue: Shire Hall Gallery, Market Square, Stafford ST16 2LD.

Tel: 01785 278345

Details: Competition for artists born, living, working or studying in Staffordshire. All work should be for sale. Up to two works may be entered in all media, including painting, sculpture, photography, film and animation, tbc. For updates please check with Shire Hall Gallery or visit: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/arts

Exhibition dates: May, tbc.

Handing-in: April, tbc.

Contact: Shire Hall Gallery, address as above.

 

Society of Portrait Sculptors

Venue: La Galleria Pall Mall, 30 Royal Opera Arcade, London SW1 4UY.

Details: The society’s 54th annual open exhibition, FACE2017, is open to all artists. The initial selection will be based on photographs. Up to two works may be submitted which may be of a head, bust or figure, human or animal, in 3D or bas relief.

Three images of each work to be submitted with entry form by email, or download entry form and post with qood-quality images either on a CD or as printed photographs to the address below. First prize is the society’s prize of £1,000 for the best three-dimensional human portrait; runner-up receives the Heatherley Prize of £500; the Tiranti Prize for best exhibit from a portrait sculptor aged 30 or younger, £500; Olin-Stones Award for best bas relief sculpture, £500.

Entry: £35 per work for those aged 31 and over on March 21, or £25 per work for those aged 30 and under on March 21, 2017.

Exhibition dates: May 15 to 20.

Entry deadline: February 10.Works accepted from initial selection to be submitted for judging on March 21.

Contact: Download entry forms, which include details of how and where to submit exhibits, from www.portrait-sculpture.org or contact Robert Hunt, Honorary Secretary, Society of Portrait Sculptors, 50A Hyde Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 7DY.

Tel: 01962 860904

 

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2017

Venue: Piano Nobile King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG

Tel: 020 7229 1099

Details: Self-portrait competition intended to reflect and celebrate the traditions that inform the Borchard Collection, by encouraging the development of these ideas into British art of the 21st century. Open to amateur and professional artists living and working in the UK. One work may be submitted in any recognised medium, including drawing, painting, print and mixed media. Photographs, sculpture and film are not eligible.

Entry fee: £20. Digital submission. First prize, £10,000. Full details of how and what to enter can be found at: http://ruthborchard.org.uk/selfportrait-prize/how-to-enter

Exhibition dates: May, tbc

Submissions deadline: April 7.

Contact: http://ruthborchard.org.uk/selfportrait-prize/how-to-enter


JUNE


Wildlife Artist of the Year

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: Tenth year of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) annual competition open to all amateur and professional artists aged 17 or over on February 20, 2017. Up to five works, completed within the last five years, may be submitted; all must be for sale. All media accepted except photography, film and digital images. Entries must correspond with one of the following seven categories: Animal Behaviour; Urban Wildlife; Hidden World; Wings, Feathered or Otherwise; Into the Blue; Vanishing Fast, and Earth’s Beautiful Creatures. All works must be for sale. Online submission preferred, or post entry form and images on CD to DSWF at the address below. £25 per work, concessions £10. First prize, £10,000; runner-up, £1,000; other category winners, £500 each and The Artist Award of a feature in the magazine. For full details and online submission, see www.davidshepherd.org

Exhibition dates: June 27 to July 2.

Submissions deadline: February 20.

Handing-in day: tba.

Contact: Entry forms can be downloaded from: www.davidshepherd.org, or contact David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, Saba House, 7 Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8JU.

Tel: 01483 272323

 

BP Portrait Award

Venue: National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE.

Tel: 020 7306 0055

Details: Competition aimed at encouraging artists to focus on and develop portraiture within their work. Entrants must be aged over 18, but there is no upper age limit. Open to artists from around the world. Work must be predominantly painted in oil, tempera or acrylic and must be on a stretcher or board, preferably framed and unglazed. No watercolours, works on paper or pastels will be considered, nor will work previously submitted for the competition. The painting should be based on a sitting or study from life and the human figure must predominate. One entry per person, cost £40. Digital selection in first instance. First prize £30,000 plus a commission worth £5,000; BP Travel Award open to all entrants; BP Young Artist Award for the best portrait painted by an artist under 30 on January 1, 2017.

Exhibition dates: June 22 to September 24, then tours.

Closing date for entry: January 26, 23.59pm.

Handing in: March 6 to 10.

Contact: Full details and entry forms available online at www.npg.org.uk/bp

 

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Venue: Royal Academy of Arts, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD.

Tel: 020 7300 5929/5969

Details: Established in 1769, the annual Summer Exhibition is the largest open submission exhibition in the world. Valuable prizes include the £25,000 Charles Wollaston Award. Up to two works may be submitted; handling fee, £25 per work. The initial round of selection will be from digital images. Please see website for full details: https://summer.royalacademy.org.uk

Exhibition dates: June 13 to August 20.

Submission deadline: February 15, 11.59pm.

Receiving days: To be advised. Please check website for full details.

Contact: Entry forms will be available to download from January 4; see https://summer.royalacademy.org.uk

Tel: 020 7300 5969/5929

 

Not the Royal Academy

Venue: Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, 124–126 The Cut, Waterloo, London SE1 8LN.

Tel: 020 7620 1322/4

Details: The 27th year of this annual salon des refusés exhibition of paintings: oils, watercolours, pastels and drawings. Work must have been submitted to the current Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and be for sale. Paintings should be framed to a high standard; metal frames not acceptable. On-the-spot selection by the directors of the gallery. For more details see www.nottheroyalacademy.com

Exhibition dates: June 13 to August 19.

Handing-in days: Late May–early June, tba. Dates depend on when works may be collected from the RA.

Contact: Ann Leeson or Nicholas Dawton at Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, as above.

 

New English Art Club (NEAC)

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: The NEAC seeks work that demonstrates excellence in both concept and draughtsmanship. Artists over the age of 18 may submit paintings, drawings, pastels and original framed prints, not photography or sculpture.

Work must have been completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited in London.

Up to six works may be submitted, up to five may be selected. Maximum size 941⁄2in (240cm) in the largest dimension.

All work to be submitted online at www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk. Entry: £15 per work; under- 35s, £10 per work. All work must be for sale, minimum price £300, framed prints £180, unframed prints £120. Prizes include the Zsuzsi Roboz Prize awarded by the Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Art Trust, £5,000 and the Dorreen McIntosh Prize, £5,000; Full terms and conditions from: www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Exhibition dates: June 16 to 25.

Registration deadline: February 24, 12 noon.

Handing-in day: April 8, 10am to 5pm.

Contact: Mall Galleries, as above.

 

Derbyshire Open

Venue: Buxton Museum & Art Gallery, Terrace Road, Buxton, Derbyshire SK17 6DA.

Details: Organised by Derbyshire County Council with sponsorship from the Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, the Derbyshire Open, now in its 35th year, attracts amateur and professional artists of all ages competing for a range of prizes and a place in the museum collection. Top prize worth £750.

Entry information should be available to download in April from www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/buxton_museum

Exhibition dates: June 24 to September 1.

Handing-in day: June 9 and 10.

Contact: Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, as above.

Tel: 01629 533540


JULY


The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Art Competition 2017 in partnership with Patchings Art Centre

Venue: Patchings Art Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottinghamshire.

Tel: 0115 965 3479

Details: Organised by The Artist and Leisure Painter in partnership with Patchings Art Centre. The exhibition, in two separate categories, is open to all professional and amateur artists; any 2D media accepted. Prize awards worth over £16,500, including The Artist Purchase Prize up to £5,000. Selected and additional highly commended works are also shown on the Patchings Art Centre website, with a People’s Choice prize.

Up to three works may be submitted for either category; just one work will be accepted for exhibition in the Leisure Painter category, maximum size (framed) 471⁄4x59in (120x150cm). Entry fee of £16 per artist covers three works. Entries to be submitted online, via www.painters-online.co.uk or send photos or prints with the coupon. Full details and entry form on pages 8 and 9.

Exhibition dates: July 13 to August 20.

Submissions deadline: March 31.

Contact: Entry coupons and full details appear in the January (pages 8–9), February and March issues of The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines (to order, phone 01580 763673).

 

Buxton Spa Prize

Venue: Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Details: Open art competition to celebrate the culture, natural beauty and heritage of the town of Buxton. Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to paint en plein air in the town in May and June; the location is drawn by ballot after registering for the event. Any 2D media accepted and up to two completed works may be submitted for exhibition, £25 for first work, £40 for two; £20 to enter Harold Riley Sketchbook Prize or £15 if also entering the Buxton Spa Prize. First prize, £5,000; second prize, £1,000 and third prize, £500. One sketchbook may be submitted for the Harold Riley Sketchbook Prize of £2,000.

This year’s judges include Harold Riley, Ken Howard OBE, RA and Peter Brown. For full details see www.buxtonspaprize.co.uk

Exhibition dates: July 1 to August 14.

Registration: Online from April 1 or in Buxton on May 5.

Contact: Buxton Spa Prize, c/o The Old Hall Hotel, The Square, Buxton Spa, Derbyshire SK17 6BD.

 

Tabernacle Art Competition and Exhibition

Venue: MOMA (Museum of Modern Art), Y Tabernacl, Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth, Powys SY20 8AJ.

Tel: 01654 703355

Details: One entry per person on the theme ‘Legend’. Art competition packs will be available from February. Two-dimensional works in any media are accepted, plus low-relief collages provided that these are contained in a frame and can be wall-mounted. Maximum size 36x48in (91.5x122cm). No minimum size. Entry fee: £10 for adults, £3 for under-18s. Work must be for sale. The exhibition coincides with the Machynlleth Festival.

Exhibition dates: July 8 to August 31.

Handing-in days: June 24 to 30, 10am to 4pm.

Contact: To apply for the competition pack, telephone 01654 703355; or email info@momawales.org.uk with your postal address. www.momawales.org.uk

 

Artsdepot Open

Venue: Apthorp Gallery, Artsdepot, 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley, London N12 OGA.

Tel: 020 8369 5454

Details: A diverse and vibrant annual exhibition celebrating the work of artists from Barnet, north London, and beyond.

Submissions are invited from emerging and established artists.

Up to three works may be submitted, which must have been completed within the last three years. £10 per work; Young Artists £3 per work, tbc. All media accepted. Please refer to website for updates: www.artsdepot.co.uk

Exhibition dates: July to September, dates tbc.

Application deadline: early June, tbc.

Handing-in: early July, tbc.

Contact: Download application forms from www.artsdepot.co.uk or contact the box office between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Saturday.

Tel: 020 8369 5454

 

Society of Women Artists (SWA)

Venue: Mall Galleries, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: 156th annual exhibition, open to non-members. Up to four works may be submitted in many media, both wall hung and three-dimensional.

Entry fee is £15 per work, £8 for young artists. Major new prize: The SWA £2,000 Fine Art Award, also a special prize for a young artist (age limit 35) and The Artist Editor’s Choice Award. Works may be submitted digitally for preselection.

For full details, see www.society-women-artists.org.uk

Exhibition dates: July 4 to 9.

Digital submissions deadline: March 23, 12 noon.

Handing-in day: June 6, 10am to 5pm.

Contact: For entry forms email Rebecca Cotton at: rebeccacottonswa@gmail.com

 

Clifton Arts Club (CAC)

Venue: The Undercroft, Victoria Methodist Church, Whitleladies Road, Bristol BS8 1NU.

Details: Open exhibition of original works of art. Non-members may enter up to four works. Prizes include £300 prize for excellence and £100 Member prize. At the time of going to press most details still had to be confirmed; please check website for updates.

Exhibition dates: July/August.

Handing-in day: July, tbc.

Contact: Download details and entry form from: www.cliftonartsclub.co.uk, or contact Submissions Secretary, Clifton Arts Club, 12 Ridgeway Road, Long Ashton, Bristol BS41 9EU.

Tel: 01275 392141

 

Guild of Aviation Artists

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: The 47th Aviation Painting of the Year annual summer exhibition. Any aviation subject accepted, modern and historical, in any hand-applied medium including sculpture. Up to four works may be submitted by non-members. All details relating to submission advice and costs will be published on the website, www.gava.org.uk. Awards and trophies include a £1,000 Aviation Painting of the Year Award and the £1,000 FlyPast Fellows Award for Excellence. Submission at the Mall Galleries.

Exhibition dates: July 17 to 22.

Handing-in day: May 14.

Contact: Entry form and submission details available to non-members, on receipt of £5 from Administration, Guild of Aviation Artists, Studio 100 Rye House, 113 High Street, Ruislip HA4 8JN; admin@gava.org.uk; www.gava.org.uk

Tel: 01252 302233

 

NEWA: National Exhibition of Wildlife Art

Venue: Gordale Garden Centre Gallery, Burton, Wirral CH64 8TF.

Details: A selected exhibition open to both professional and amateur artists. Up to four 2D and 3D works, depending on size, may be submitted on the subject of wildlife. All work must be for sale. Art materials and monetary prizes. Entry fee, £36; commission of 30 per cent on sales. Collection points around the UK. NEWA supports wildlife causes. Demonstrations will be held throughout the exhibition.

Exhibition dates: July 14 to 30.

Registration deadline: June 1, tbc.

Handing-in: Personal delivery July 11, earlier from collection points.

Contact: Registration forms available from www.newa-uk.com or from Dennis Oakes, NEWA, 3 Brian Avenue, Irby, Wirral CH61 3UX.

Tel: 07748 533 448

 

Café Gallery Annual Open

Venue: Café Gallery, Southwark Park, London SE16 2UA.

Tel: 020 7237 1230.

Details: Artists at all stages of their careers are invited to enter. Up to three works may be submitted, tbc. For submission requirements and all other details, please check the website on a regular basis: www.cgplondon.org

Exhibition dates: July, tbc.

Submission dates: Late June to early July, tbc.

Contact: Email admin@cgplondon.org

Tel: 020 7237 1230

 

Great Sheffield Art Show

Venue: The Octagon Centre, Sheffield University, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2QU.

Details: Art show/sale for amateur and semi-professional artists of over 2,000 paintings. Up to six works may be submitted. All work must be framed, maximum size 391⁄4x391⁄4in (1x1m), larger work subject to consultation. Any media accepted, excluding photographs. Hanging fee £4 per work, tbc. Tickets to the private view can also be downloaded. All details to be confirmed. Application forms available from: www.greatsheffieldartshow.co.uk; please check website for updates.

Exhibition dates: July, tbc.

Closing date for submissions: tba.

Handing in: tba.

Contact: The Great Sheffield Art Show, 287 Ringinglow Road, Sheffield, S11 7PZ; mikefearne@hotmail.com.

Tel: 0770 3301075; 0114 225 9989.

 

Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition (RWA)

Venue: The Lower Galleries, the Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL.

Tel: 0131 225 6671

Details: A selected exhibition of small works sourced by open selection from artists across Scotland and further afield. Includes new paintings, drawings, sculptures, prints, photographs, film and architecture. At the time of going to press details had not been confirmed. Full details of submissions procedure and dates will be available from the website in due course, so please keep checking: www.royalscottishacademy.org

Exhibition dates: July to August, dates tbc.

Submissions deadline: Tba.

Contact: Download entry forms when available from: www.royalscottishacademy.org The Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL.

Tel: 0131 225 6671


AUGUST


Clevedon Art Club

Venue: The Science Block Atrium, Clevedon Community School, Valley Road, Clevedon, Somerset.

Details: 61st open exhibition of circa 300 works. Open to all artists working in any media except digital. Up to four paintings and or sculpture may be submitted. Details to be finalised, please check website for updates.

Exhibition dates: August, tbc.

Handing-in days: August, tbc.

Contact: Entry details will be available from the website: www.clevedonartclub.co.uk

Tel: Sue Bryant, 01275 879556; or Steve Jenkins, 01454 776311.

 

National Eisteddfod of Wales Visual Arts Exhibition

Venue: Bodedern, Anglesey.

Details: Open to those born in Wales or who have one parent born in Wales or any other person who has resided or worked in Wales for the three years prior to the Eisteddfod dates, or any person able to speak or write Welsh. A mixed exhibition of contemporary fine art and applied art. Awards include the Gold Medal for Fine Art plus £5,000; the Gold Medal for Craft and Design plus £5,000; and the Young Artist Scholarship of £1,500. Entry £20; up to six jpgs may be submitted.

Exhibition dates: August 4 to 12.

Closing date for entries: March 1.

Contact: Robyn Tomos, Eisteddfod Office, 40 Parc Tŷ Glas, Llanishen, Cardiff CF14 5DU. https://eisteddfod.wales

Tel: 0845 4090 300

 

World Illustration Awards 2017

Venue: Embankment Galleries, South Wing, Somerset House, London WC2.

Details: The Association of Illustrators invites entries from illustrators working in any medium, context or geographical location for their annual competition. Work must be entered either as a New Talent or a Professional entry and must have been created since January 2016.

Exhibition dates: August 1 to 28, then tours for 12 months from October, tba.

Submissions deadline: February 6.

Contact: See full terms and conditions and enter online at: www.theaoi.com/awards

Tel: +44 020 7759 1012


SEPTEMBER


International Print Biennale

Venue: Northern Print and other venues, tbc.

Details: Open to all British and international artists. Entries are invited that are interpretations of contemporary print processes, including 2D, 3D, video, installation and site-specific work. Artists are asked to submit a current CV, artist’s statement and up to ten images or documentation of their recent work.

Exhibition dates: September, tbc.

Closing date: Spring, tbc.

Contact: For further details and to apply please visit www.internationalprintbiennale.org.uk or contact the project coordinators Parker Harris: ipb@parkerharris.co.uk.

Tel: 01372 462190

 

Derwent Art Prize

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: The Derwent Art Prize aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best works created in pencil by British and international artists. Artists can submit up to six 2D or 3D works created with any pencil or coloured pencil as well as watersoluble, pastel, graphite or charcoal pencils. Prizes worth £12,500.

Exhibition dates: September, tbc.

Closing date: June 1.

Contact: Entries should be madeonline at www.derwentartprize.com; for more information contact the Derwent Art Prize coordinator at Parker Harris: derwent@parkerharris.co.uk.

Tel: 01372 462190

 

Jerwood Drawing Prize

Venue: Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1 followed by nationwide tour.

Tel: 020 7654 0179

Details: Largest and longest-running annual open submission exhibition for drawing in the UK. Open to professional and nonprofessional artists at any stage of their careers. First prize of £8,000; second prize, £5,000 and two student awards of £2,000 each. Regional collection points. Up to three works may be submitted. Entry, which is by pre-registration only, opens in April.

Exhibition dates: September to October, dates tbc.

Closing date for registration: June, dates tbc.

Handing-in day: late June/early July, dates tbc.

Contact: Register online via: www.jerwoodvisualarts.org, or by contacting the Jerwood Drawing Prize coordinator at Parker Harris: jdp@parkerharris.co.uk.

Tel: 01372 462190

 

Exeter Contemporary Open

Venue: Exeter Phoenix, Bradninch Place, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS.

Tel: 01392 667058

Details: All media including drawing, painting, sculpture and photography. £1,500 in prizes.

Entry is £20 per artist, concessions £15; a maximum of four works may be submitted. Finalists will be selected by a panel. Full details should be available on the website from April.

Exhibition dates: September 15 to November 4.

Handing-in days: June 12.

Contact: Application forms will be available to download from: www.exeterphoenix.org.uk/category/art address as above.

 

Royal West of England Academy Autumn Exhibition

Venue: Royal West of England Academy, Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX.

Tel: 0117 973 5129

Details: 165th annual open exhibition of works by emerging and established artists.

Acceptable media are painting, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, architecture and photography. All works must be for sale. For more information on submission and handing-in dates, please visit the RWA website: www.rwa.org.uk

Submissions can be made at www.rwasubmissions.org.uk

Exhibition dates: September 30 to November 19.

Handing-in days: tbc.

Contact: Apply online at www.rwa.org.uk Royal West of England Academy, address as above.

 

Society of Equestrian Artists Open Exhibition (SEA)

Venue: To be advised.

Details: The Horse in Art open exhibition. Entry fee: £12 per work. All details tbc. Please check the society’s website for updates. www.equestrianartists.co.uk.

Exhibition dates: September, tbc.

Submissions deadline: tba.

Handing-in: tba.

Contact: Secretary, Society of Equestrian Artists, sec@equestrianartists.co.uk

www.equestrianartists.co.uk

Tel: 0300 0110 185

 

Sunday TimesWatercolour Competition

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: A competition to uphold the finest traditions of British watercolour painting. Open to professional and amateur artists.

Prizes total £18,000. Entry is £15 per work. www.sundaytimeswatercolour.org

Exhibition dates: September, dates tbc.

Entry deadline: June, dates tbc.

Contact: Enter online at: www.parkerharris.co.uk. For any queries, please contact: watercolour@parkerharris.co.uk

Tel: 01372 462190

 

Society of Wood Engravers (SWE)

Venue: Touring exhibition, venues to be advised.

Details: 79th annual exhibition open to all forms of relief printmaking. Up to two unframed works may be submitted, fee £40 for one work, £45 for two.

Exhibition dates: From September, tbc.

Handing-in day: Early July, tbc.

Contact: Application forms will be available to download from: www.woodengravers.co.uk

Venue: Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, Co Durham.

Tel: 01833 690606

 

New Light

Details: Biennial exhibition open to all northern artists producing skills-based, wall-hung art.

Entrants must have been born, received an arts degree, or work in the north of England. Awards include Valeria Sykes Prize, £10,000 and Sponsor’s Choice, £2,500, and a prize for artists under the age of 40 to include cash, mentoring scheme and exhibition opportunities. Exhibition will tour.

All details tbc.

Exhibition dates: Autumn 2017, dates tbc.

Closing date: tba.

Contact: Call for entries opens in spring 2017, tbc. Check website for details: www.newlight-art.org.uk

 

Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS)

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: Annual open exhibition of miniature art. Up to five works may be submitted. Full conditions and schedules at: www.royalminiature-society.org.uk

Exhibition dates: September 19 to October 1, tbc.

Handing-in day: Early September, tbc.

Contact: Executive Secretary, 89 Rosebery Road, Dursley, Gloucestershire GL11 4PU; info@royal-miniature-society.org.uk


OCTOBER


Society of Graphic Fine Art (SGFA)

Venue: The Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1.

Tel: 020 7407 3222

Details: DRAW 17, the 98th annual open exhibition of contemporary and traditional drawings, paintings and prints showing evidence of drawing by hand. Many prizes awarded. Non-members can submit up to three works, £15 per work. www.sgfa.org.uk

Exhibition dates: October 2 to 14.

Application deadline: July 21.

Handing-in days: Menier Gallery, October 1; earlier if using Art Moves (London or regional).

Contact: See website for full details www.sgfa.org.uk enquiries@sgfa.org.uk

 

Chelsea Art Society

Venue: Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3.

Details: Annual open exhibition, showing work in all media: paintings, prints, drawings and sculpture. Prizes for different categories of work. Up to three works may be submitted – oils, pastels, watercolours, drawings, prints and sculptures. Submission fee, £12 per work; all works must be for sale. Prizes include the Julian Barrow Memorial Prize. All info tbc, please check website for details: www.chelseaartsociety.org.uk

Exhibition dates: October 26 to 30.

Handing-in day: October 23, 8.30am to 3pm.

Contact: Entry forms should be available from May. To obtain forms, email Heather Wills- Sandford, Honorary Secretary, at: chelseaartsociety@gmail.com. If you do not have access to email, write to the Honorary Secretary at Chelsea Art Society, 50 Bowerdean Street, London SW6 3TW. www.chelseaartsociety.org.uk

Tel: 020 7731 3121

 

Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA)

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: Submissions of painting and sculpture are invited that involve the sea and the marine environment, for example portraits of persons connected with the sea, shipping, creeks, wildlife, beaches – anything that moves with tidal waters. Accepted media are oil, acrylic, watercolour, original prints of any media, pastels, sculpture or drawings. Artists aged over 18 may submit a maximum of six works; up to three may be selected. Maximum size 941⁄2in (240cm) in the largest dimension. All work to be submitted online for preselection at www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk. Entry: £15 per work; under-35s, £10 per work. All work must be for sale, minimum price £300, unframed prints £120, framed prints from a limited edition not exceeding 50, £200. Full terms and conditions from: www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Exhibition dates: October 5 to 14.

Registration deadline: June 30, 12 noon.

Handing-in day: August 5, 10am to 5pm.

Contact: Mall Galleries, as above.

 

Society of Botanical Artists (SBA)

Venue: The Westminster Gallery, Central Hall Westminster, Storey’s Gate, London SW1.

Details: Annual open exhibition; this year’s theme is ‘Changing Seasons’. Entries are accepted in all media, including ceramics, glass, jewellery and 3D work. Please check website for full details.

Exhibition dates: October 13 to 21.

Handing-in day: Tba.

Contact: SBA, 1 Knapp Cottages, Wyke, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 4NQ; www.soc-botanical-artists.org. pam@soc-botanical-artists.org

Tel: 01747 825718

 

Society of Wildlife Artists (SWLA)

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: Any work depicting wildlife subjects is admissible, botanical and domestic animals are not.

Artists aged over 18 may submit up to six works in any medium, including painting, sculpture and original prints; up to six may be selected. Maximum size 941⁄2in (2.4m) in the largest dimension.

Work previously exhibited in London is not admissible. Prizes include £1,000 Birdwatch Artist of the Year Award, the Curwen Studio Prize and SWLA bursaries of up to £750. All work to be submitted online for preselection at www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk. Entry: £15 per work; under-35s, £10 per work. All work must be for sale, minimum price £200, unframed prints £95. Full terms and conditions from: www.mallgalleries.org.uk.

Exhibition dates: October 19 to 29.

Registration deadline: July 21, 12 noon.

Handing-in days: August 26, 10am to 5pm.

Contact: The Mall Galleries, as above

 

The National Open Art Competition

Venue: To be confirmed.

Details: Entries are invited from artists aged 15 and over on September 1, 2017. Up to four works may be entered: paintings, drawings, original prints, miniatures, photography and wall-hung installations. Fee, £20 per work. All work must be new, maximum size 60x60x12in (153x153x30cm) including frame.

Works made up of more than one piece, eg triptychs, must not exceed the maximum size when displayed on a wall. Works must be for sale, a commission of 50 per cent is charged, of which five per cent is given to a children’s charity. Initial selections made from online digital submissions. The exhibition will be in London in October/ November, dates tba, and at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, dates tba. Many prizes and awards.

For full details and to register, including details of the children’s competition, visit www.nationalopenart.org/register. php. Open for submissions from March 1.

Exhibition dates: October/November dates, tbc.

Submissions deadline: July 9.

Handing-in days: August 23 to 26 at Chichester Brinsbury College, Pulborough, RH20 1DL.

Contact: Amanda Kings.

Tel: 07986 697 693


NOVEMBER


Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI)

Venue: To be advised.

Details: Annual exhibition established 1861 to promote contemporary art in Scotland.

Open to all artists. Accepted media are painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media and sculpture. Full details will be available by August; online submission at: www.royalglasgowinstitute.org. Prizes in 2016 included the City of Glasgow College Purchase Prize, £8,000 and Walter Scott Prize, £5,000.

Exhibition dates: November, tbc.

Handing-in days: September 30, tbc.

Contact: RGI Kelly Gallery, 118 Douglas Street, Glasgow G2 4ET; www.royalglasgowinstitute.org email: theroyalglasgowinstitute@gmail.com

 

South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts (SWAc)

Venue: Exeter Castle, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PU.

Details: Eighteenth annual open exhibition for artists from the south west region of England. All media will be considered; up to four works may be submitted. Cost £15 per work, tbc; all must be for sale. Giclée prints not accepted.

Prizes and awards to include new Young Artist’s Award. Digital submission. All details tbc. See website for full details: www.southwestacademy.org.uk

Exhibition dates: November 14 to 25.

Submissions deadline: August, tbc.

Contact: Conditions of entry and submission forms will be available to download from www.southwestacademy.org.uk the South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, 3 Birchy Barton Hill, Exeter EX1 3ET.

 

Rugby Open

Venue: Rugby Museum and Art Gallery, Little Elborow Street, Rugby CV21 3BZ.

Tel: 01788 533201

Details: Annual exhibition for artists living and/or working within 15 miles of the art gallery. Up to three original works, created no earlier than one year before the exhibition, can be entered. Acceptable media are painting, sculpture, drawing, print, photography, film/video and craft. Performance and installation are not acceptable. Fee, £5 per work, £12 for three works, tbc. Prizes and awards.

Exhibition dates: November to January 2018, tbc.

Registration deadline: late October, tbc.

Contact: Details and application forms should be available from end September: www.ragm.org.uk

Tel: 01788 533201

 

ING Discerning Eye

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: Two artists, two critics and two collectors select from an open submission, and invite established artists to exhibit. Cash and purchase prizes. Maximum size of work 20in (51cm) including frame or stand. Up to six works may be entered, which must be for sale.

Regional handing-in points. The submission fee is £10 per work. www.discerningeye.org/exhibition/intro/intro.php

Exhibition dates: November, dates tbc.

Handing-in days: September, dates tbc.

Contact: Download entry forms from: www.parkerharris.co.uk or send sae for entry pack to DE 2017, Parker Harris Partnership, PO Box 279, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8YZ; de@parkerharris.co.uk.

Tel: 01372 462190

 

ING Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: Open to UK artists. Up to five artists will be shortlisted for the bursary. £1,500 will be awarded to the winner, and £150 to each runner-up. Entry cost is £3 per artist.

Exhibition dates: November, dates tbc.

Handing-in days: October, dates bc.

Contact: Apply online at: www.parkerharris.co.uk or send sae for entry pack to DE Drawing Bursary 2017, Parker Harris Partnership, PO Box 279, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8YZ; de@parkerharris.co.uk

Tel: 01372 462190

 

Griffin Art Prize 2017

Venue: Griffin Gallery, The Studio Building, 21 Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ.

Tel: 020 8424 3239

Details: Opportunity for emerging artists, supported by Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris. Competition is open to any UK-based artist whose primary activity is painting or drawing and has graduated with a BA, MA or PhD from a recognised institution since 2010. Up to four works to be submitted at a cost of £15, tbc. First round digital submission only.

The judges will be looking for excellence and innovation in painting and drawing. Paintings should not exceed 98x118in (250x300cm). The winner will have sole use of a large studio and art materials from the supporting brands with which to produce work for a one-person show at the Griffin Gallery. There will also be a small allowance to help meet expenses. The residency at Griffin Gallery will be from February to April 2018. Full details will be published in April 2017, tbc. Please check website for updates: www.griffingallery.co.uk

Exhibition dates: shortlist exhibition, November 2 to December 15.

Registration deadline: July 2.

Contact: The Griffin Gallery, address above; applications must be made online at www.griffinartprize.co.uk

 

Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI)

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: The ROI invites submission of oil paintings for its annual open exhibition. Acrylics framed as oils are accepted. Numerous awards and prizes. Artists aged over 18 may submit up to six framed works, up to four may be selected.

Maximum size 941⁄2in (2.4m) in the largest dimension. All work to be submitted online for preselection at www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk. Entry: £15 per work; under- 35s, £10 per work. All work must be for sale, minimum price £300.

Download full terms and conditions from www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Exhibition dates: November 30 to December 10.

Registration deadline: August 25, 12 noon.

Handing-in days: October 7, 10am to 5pm.

Contact: Mall Galleries, as above.

 

Jerwood Open Forest

Venue: Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1 0LN, followed by commission in one of England’s Public Forest Estates .

Details: This is a call for bold, broad-thinking proposals that explore the potential of forests as sites for art, both in and about the environment. Proposals can be for work in any discipline or medium, temporary or permanent, site-specific or for touring to more than one location. Five artists will be selected to receive a £2,000 Research and Development fee to develop their proposals over a six-month period, culminating in an exhibition. During the exhibition one artist will be selected to receive a £30,000 commissioning budget to realise their proposal.

Exhibition dates: November 2017.

Submissions deadline: February 2017, dates tbc.

Contact: To enter please visit jerwoodopenforest.org and for more information contact the project managers, Parker Harris: jof@parkerharris.co.uk

Tel: 01372 462190


DECEMBER


Shenzhen International Watercolour Biennial

Details: International biennial watercolour exhibition to be held at the Shenzen Art Museum, Guangdong, China, then touring. Awards of over £50,000. All details to be confirmed.

Exhibition dates: December 2017 to January 2018, tbc.

Registration deadline: July 2017, tbc.

Contact: www.shenzhenbiennial.com


Biennials and other open competitions and exhibitions to look out for in 2018

Please note that some 2018 competitions have 2017 submission deadlines


The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour (RSW)

Venue: The Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh EH2 2EL.

Details: 137th annual winter exhibition of the Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour. Works in water-based media only.

Up to four works may be submitted at a cost of £10 per work plus £30 hanging fee per work, tbc.

Prizes and awards. Patron: HRH Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay. Charity No: SC007247. www.rsw.org.uk

Exhibition dates: January 2018, tbc.

Submissions deadline: October 2017, tbc.

Contact: For full details and to submit online, see www.rsw.org.uk or send C5 sae to Lesley Nicholl, c/o Robb Ferguson, Regent Court, 70 West Street, Glasgow G2 2QZ

 

Royal Society of British Artists (RBA)

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: The Royal Society of British Artists (RBA) seeks submissions of work displaying the highest standards of skill, expression and concept of draughtsmanship for its annual open exhibition. Artists over the age of 18 may enter up to six works in any medium, of which three can be original framed prints. Up to four works will be accepted.

Maximum size 941⁄2in (240cm) in any dimension. Entry: £15 per work; under-35s, £10 per work, tbc.

Online submission for preselection at www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk. Prizes include the Alfred Daniels Personal Favourite Award of six prizes of £100 each; The Artist Award of a feature in the magazine; and many other cash and arts materials prizes, tbc. All work must be for sale, minimum price £300 per work, tbc, unframed prints, £120, tbc. Confirmation of dates, terms and conditions at: www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Exhibition dates: March to April 2018, tbc.

Entry deadline: December 2017, tbc.

Handing-in: January 2018, tbc.

Contact: Mall Galleries, as above.

 

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: Annual prize to highlight and encourage the skills and techniques involved in creating representational painting, with a strong focus on paintings created from direct observation. Open to artists born or resident in the UK. Prizes total £30,000, with a first prize of £15,000, five runners-up prizes and a Young Artist award. Up to four original paintings may be submitted. Entry £15 per work, £8 per work for students.

Exhibition dates: Spring 2018.

Submissions deadline: Winter 2017.

Contact: Enter online via www.lynnpainterstainersprize.org.uk or send SAE for entry pack to LPS 2018, Parker Harris Partnership, PO Box 279, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8YZ; email: lps@parkerharris.co.uk

Tel: 01372 462190

 

Pastel Society (PS)

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary pastel, combining traditional skills with creative originality. Acceptable media are pastels including oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, Conté, sanguine or other dry media. Many prizes and awards, including Caran d’Ache Sponsor’s Award and £5,000 Zsuzsi Roboz Prize for artists under the age of 35; The Artist Award of a feature in the magazine. Artists must be aged 18 or over. Up to six works may be submitted; up to four may be accepted. Maximum size 941⁄2in (240cm) in the largest dimension. All works must be for sale, minimum price: £300. All work to be submitted online for preselection at www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk. Regional handing-in points.

Entry: £15 per work; under-35s, £10 per work, tbc. Full terms and conditions available at: www.mallgalleries.org.uk

Exhibition dates: February to March 2018, tbc.

Registration deadline: November 2017, tbc.

Handing-in day: January 2018, tbc.

Contact: Mall Galleries, as above.

 

Columbia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today

Venue: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1.

Tel: 020 7930 6844

Details: The Columbia Threadneedle Prize promotes excellence in representational art. Artists of any nationality, aged 18 or over on January 1, 2016, currently living or working in the UK or Europe may enter. Up to six works may be submitted, maximum size 941⁄2in (240cm) in any dimension. Paintings, drawings, original prints, sculpture, mixed-media constructions, small-scale installations and reliefs are accepted. Artists are encouraged to submit fresh, intriguing figurative or representational works that are strong and topical observations on, or interpretations of, the world around us. Works must have been completed after January 1, 2015 and must not have been exhibited in any other prize competition, in the UK or elsewhere. Online submission in the first instance at www.registration mallgalleries. org.uk. All works must be for sale, minimum price £300 or £120 for unframed prints. First prize, £20,000 plus a solo exhibition in the Threadneedle Space at the Mall Galleries; five shortlisted artists will each receive £1,000; Visitor’s Choice Award of £10,000. All details tbc, see www.mallgalleries.org.uk or columbiathreadneedleprize.com

Exhibition dates: February 2018, tbc.

Registration deadline: September 2017, tbc.

Handing-in days: tbc.

Contact: Mall Galleries, as above.

 

Royal Cambrian Academy Open Exhibition 2018

Venue: Royal Cambrian Academy, Crown Lane, Conwy LL32 8AN.

Tel: 01492 593413

Details: Open exhibition for artists and students aged 18 and over who live and work in Wales. All media, 2D or 3D, including painting, sculpture, ceramics and photography. No age limit. Up to two works may be submitted. All works must be for sale. Entry fee £15 per work, £25 for two, tbc. See website for full details.

Exhibition dates: January to February 2018, tbc.

Submissions deadline: December 2017, tbc.

Contact: Royal Cambrian Academy, address as above. Entry forms will be available to download from: www.rcaconwy.org

 

Jerwood Painting Fellowships

Venue: Jerwood Space, 171 Union Street, London SE1, and on tour.

Tel: 020 7654 0179

Details: Three outstanding painters will be awarded a bursary of £10,000 and one year of critical and professional development support from mentors. During the Fellowship year each artist will also work towards a body of new work, which will be exhibited as part of the Jerwood Visual Arts programme at Jerwood Space, London, before touring within the UK. Online entry only.

Exhibition dates: 2018, tba.

Entry deadline: February 2017, tba.

Contact: Enter online at www.jerwoodvisualarts.org, or by contacting the Jerwood Painting Fellowships coordinator at Parker Harris:

Tel: 01372 462190

 

John Moores Painting Prize

Venue: The Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL.

Tel: 0151 478 4199.

Details: Biennial open exhibition open to artists working with paint.

Entries must be original, new or recent paintings within a set size, designed to hang on walls. No preference given to levels of experience or particular practices of painting. First prize, £25,000, four prizes of £2,500 and Visitor’s Choice prize of c£2,000, tbc. Entry fee, £25 per artist, tbc. Full details at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ walker

Exhibition dates: July to November 2018, tbc.

Submissions deadline: November 2017, tbc.

Contact: Register online at www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker or by post. Forms are available from The Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool, L3 8EL.