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Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at their Annual Exhibition 2022

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters was founded in 1882 and is the only major British art Society that promotes and exhibits work of the highest standard exclusively in oil paint. The ROI provides a centre of excellence and encouragement to all who love this robust medium.

The ROI Annual Open Exhibition is held annually in November/December when non-members are afforded the opportunity to exhibit alongside established ROI members.

This year’s mini theme is ‘Changing Times’, which can be interpreted widely. Artists are encouraged to contribute a work on the theme, however it is not compulsory. If a work is on the theme, please elaborate on how in the artwork description box.

HOW TO SUBMIT

All work must be submitted online. Pre-selection from online entries will take place, after which pre-selected works should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for final selection:

- Upload images of work at www.mallgalleries.oess1.uk between Friday 1 July and Friday 9 September, 12noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and 300dpi or higher]

- Check www.mallgalleries.oess1.uk on Friday 23 September to see if your work has been pre-selected

- If pre-selected, deliver your work for final selection on Saturday 15 October, 10am to 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

- Check this page on Tuesday 18 October to see if your work has been selected

- If unaccepted, collect your work on Thursday 20 October, 10am to 5pm

Important Dates

  • Submissions open: Friday 1 July, 12 noon
  • Submissions close: Friday 9 September, 12noon
  • Pre-selection notification: Friday 23 September
  • Receiving Day (if pre-selected): Saturday 15 October, 10am to 5pm
  • Notification of final selection: Tuesday 18 October
  • Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 20 October, 10am to 5pm
  • Exhibition opens: Thursday 24 November, 10am to 5pm
  • Exhibition closes: Saturday 10 December, 5pm
  • Collection of unsold work: Thursday 15 December, 10am to 5pm

CONDITIONS

Eligibility

  • Any artist over 18 may submit.
  • Acceptable media: Oils. Acrylic and water-soluble oil paint is acceptable if framed as an oil, so as not to spoil the general appearance of the exhibition.
  • This year’s mini theme is ‘Changing Times’, which can be interpreted widely. Artists are encouraged to contribute a work on the theme, however it is not compulsory. If a work is on the theme, please elaborate on how in the artwork description box.
  • Wide mounts between painting and frame, as in watercolours, are not acceptable.
  • Glazed work is not encouraged.
  • Unframed work can be accepted if on a well-presented box canvas.
  • Submission fee: £20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
  • Maximum of six works submitted, maximum of three works selected.
  • The combined measurement of works accepted will not exceed 8 feet maximum per artist.
  • Work must have been completed within the last three years and must not have been previously shown at Mall Galleries.
  • Work must be for sale, unless portraits (which may be Not For Sale / 'NFS' - if your work is not for sale, please input the price as '0' when prompted).
  • The price of works for sale must include 45%+VAT commission.
  • Minimum sale price: £300. 

Delivery & Collection

  • Packaging from delivered works cannot be retained and must be taken away at the point of delivery.
  • We are unable to wrap works or provide wrapping materials for any works being returned.
  • Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.
  • Any work uncollected on the specified collection date/s will be stored at a separate location and the artist will be charged a storage fee.

Selection

The Selection Committee is formed of artist members of the Institute and is rotated annually. Selectors' decisions are final and we are unable to offer feedback.

International Entrants

  • All International submissions will be ONLINE ONLY, artists will need to ship their work if selected for the exhibition.
  • Artists who are not resident in the UK but are resident in the EU or elsewhere are welcome to submit work. If your work is sold at the exhibition you have a responsibility to register and account for UK VAT with H.M. Revenue & Customs. Artists without a UK residence (known as 'NETPs' - non-established taxable persons) can find further details on 'NETP' status and how to register for VAT at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk, (HM Revenue & Customs Reference: Notice 700/1, Mar 2014) under the heading 'Should I be registered for VAT?' Please note: the registration process can take up to 4 weeks. Please address any questions you may have to the VAT Helpline on tel. no. 0300 200 3700 or Outside UK: +44 2920 501 261.
  • Artists sending work from abroad should use a picture carrier. Many artists use Picture Post Art as they offer a packing and delivery service for our exhibitions (we do not accept any liability for their services). Picture Post Art - Tel: 07833 450788 /  Email: info@picturepostcompany.co.uk

Terms & Conditions

For full terms and conditions, click here

Art Couriers

If you are unable to deliver your work in person, several professional art couriers around the country visit the gallery for deliveries and collections, including:

  • Art Moves of Chelsea (London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Bristol) - artmoveschelsea@aol.com / 020 7352 7492  
  • Picture Post Art (Scotland, the North of England and Birmingham) - info@picturepostcompany.co.uk / 07833 450788

 

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Prizes & Awards
Prizes Details: 

There are over £7,000 worth of prizes & awards to win! All exhibitors are eligible. 

There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:

  • The Phyllis Roberts Award - An award of £2,000 for an artist aged 30 or under
  • Winsor & Newton Young Artist Awards (for artists aged 30 or under) - First Prize: £1,000 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials / Second Prize: £600 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials / Third Prize: £400 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials
  • The Tony Merrick Memorial Prize - An award of £250 in memory of the late Tony Merrick ROI (1948-2018) 
  • The ROI Emerging Artist Prize - A prize of £250 and the opportunity to spend a day with one of the Institute's members, for an artist aged 30 or under at the time of submission
  • The ROI Themed Painting Prize - £500 for the standout painting within the themed exhibition
  • The Small Painting Prize - An award of £250, open to members and non-members, for the best small painting on display (maximum dimension of 12 inches / 30.5 cm, excluding frame)
  • The Alan Gourley Memorial Award - An annual prize of £1,000, awarded for a painting of outstanding merit
  • The Stanley Grimm Prize - Two awards totalling £700 (first prize £400, second prize £300), to the painters whose works receive the most votes from visitors to the exhibition
  • Winsor & Newton Non-member Award - £150 worth of Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials
  • The Le Clerc Fowle Medal - In memory of Anne Le Clerc Fowle, presented annually for an outstanding group of paintings
  • The Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award - An award of £250 for an outstanding oil painter
  • Frank Herring Easel Award - An award of a versatile easel
  • The Artist Magazine Award - The winning artist will be featured in a forthcoming issue of The Artist magazine, print and digital editions
  • The Dry Red Press Award - The winning work will be published as a greeting card by Dry Red Press in their 'Prize Winners' range
Location: 
Mall Galleries The Mall London Sw1
Deadline: 
09/September/2022

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Submission fee: £20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
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VOID

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We are now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘VOID’.

Artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration. You are welcome to submit works in any medium. (painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, illustration, etc). The theme of the exhibition is OPEN.

Any artist from any background can submit any of their work. There is no charge to submit your application, please feel free to share your work with us. A small fee (£55) is applied per artist once they have been selected for the exhibition.

Each participation in one of our virtual shows your work will be also showing on a dedicated screen in our London based art gallery maximising exposure in a premium location!

Please note that we keep 0% commission from any sold work.

For purchases of works, we direct the buyers to the artists. If buyers wish to purchase straight from our gallery, we will charge 10% on top to cover bank fees.

DEADLINE: 12th August 2022

EXHIBITION DATES: 15th - 21st August 2022

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A brief bio about the artist / artwork (120 words max, preferably written in the 3rd person)

Send us your website and social media (if this is applicable)

Please email all the information above to virtual@theholyart.com and quote VOID on the subject of your email.

FEES

Virtual Gallery

£55 per artist, not per artwork

Prizes Details: 

ART CONTEST:

During this exhibition, we will award 3 x of the artists with prizes:

1st Prize - Participation in a physical exhibition in our gallery

2nd Prize - Solo Virtual Exhibition

3rd Prize - Participation in a virtual exhibition

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Online and London
Deadline: 
12/August/2022

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Fee Detail: 
£55
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UNITY

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We are now accepting submissions for our Virtual Exhibition ‘UNITY’.

Artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration. You are welcome to submit works in any medium. (painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, illustration, etc). The theme of the exhibition is OPEN.

Any artist from any background can submit any of their work. There is no charge to submit your application, please feel free to share your work with us. A small fee (£55) is applied per artist once they have been selected for the exhibition.

Each participation in one of our virtual shows your work will be also showing on a dedicated screen in our London based art gallery maximising exposure in a premium location!

Please note that we keep 0% commission from any sold work.

For purchases of works, we direct the buyers to the artists. If buyers wish to purchase straight from our gallery, we will charge 10% on top to cover bank fees.

DEADLINE: 21st July 2022

EXHIBITION DATES: 25th-31st July 2022

ART CONTEST:

FEES

Virtual Gallery

£55 per artist, not per artwork

Prizes Details: 

During this exhibition, we will award 3 x of the artists with prizes:

1st Prize - Participation in a physical exhibition in our gallery

2nd Prize - Solo Virtual Exhibition

3rd Prize - Participation in a virtual exhibition

Deadline: 
21/July/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
£55 per artist not artwork
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Society of Wild Life Artists | OPEN CALL

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The Society of Wild Life Artists encourages artists to submit their work for a chance to be part of the Society's Annual Exhibition 2022/

All work must be submitted online.

The SWLA Selection Comittee will review the submissions online and decide which artworks will be included in the 2022 exhibition.

Your OESS profile will be updated with final results after the selection has taken place; if successful, the selected artworks should be delivered to Mall Galleries.

- Please upload images and full details of each work at www.mallgalleries.oess1.uk before Friday 19 August, 12 noon. Please note, we are unable to accept any submissions after this deadline has passed.

- Check www.mallgalleries.oess1.uk on Friday 26 August, to see if your work has been selected for exhibition.

- If selected, deliver your work on Saturday 24 September, 10am to 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

Important Dates

  • Notification of selection: Friday 26 August
  • Receiving Day (if selected): Saturday 24 September, 10am to 5pm
  • Exhibition opens: Thursday 13 October, 10am to 5pm
  • Exhibition closes: Saturday 22 October, 5pm
  • Collection of unsold work: Thursday 27 October, 10am to 5pm
Prizes Details: 

Prizes & Awards (subject to final confirmation)

  • There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:
  • The Birdwatch and Swarovski Optik Artist of the Year Award: A prize of an ATS 80 HD spotting scope with 25-50x zoom eyepiece (with a value of £2,430), plus subscription to BirdGuides/Birdwatch
  • RSPB Award: £500
  • The BIRDscapes Gallery 'Conservation through Art' Award: £1,000 divided equally between the winning artist and a conservation organisation or project of their choice
  • Dry Red Press Award: The winning work reproduced as a greetings card

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Submission fee: £20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
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Royal Society of Marine Artists | Open Call

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Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of Marine Artists at their Annual Exhibition 2022 (the exhibition will run from 22 September until 1 October at Mall Galleries, London). 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY 8 JULY, 12 noon

The Royal Society of Marine Artists seeks submissions of art inspired by the sea and marine environment, including harbours and shorelines, traditional craft and contemporary shipping, creeks, beaches, wildlife - in short anything that involves tidal water.

The Society's annual exhibition offers several prizes and awards, including The Charles Pears Award for an outstanding work by a non-member (see 'Prizes & Awards' below).

It is widely recognised as a showcase for the best in contemporary marine art, with selected work from the open entry hung alongside the work of RSMA members.

Prizes Details: 

PRIZES & AWARDS (subject to final confirmation)

There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:

  • Baltic Exchange Award: For an outstanding work related to the maritime industry, selected by the Society’s President and the Chairman of the Baltic Exchange. Including works related to trade (ports, cargo vessels, etc), ship building, safety at sea / the crew, the RNLI or NCI. The Baltic is an historic membership organisation at the heart of the international shipping industry, providing services relied upon by shipping markets worldwide. Value £2,000.
  • The Charles Pears Award: For an outstanding work, in any medium, by a non-member. Presented by the RSMA in memory of Charles Pears, founding member and first President. Value £500.
  • The Kenneth Denton Award: Made possible by the generosity of long-standing member Kenneth Denton. Value £500.
  • The Murray's Commercial Fishing Award: Two prizes for works in any medium depicting commercial fishing. First Prize £500, Second Prize £100.
  • The RSMA Award for the Best Small Painting: For a work in any medium measuring no more than 30 cm / 12 inches along the longest dimension (excluding frame). Made possible by the generosity of a Life Member. Value £300.
  • The RSMA New Generation Award: Awarded by the Society, the successful artist will receive £250. Open to all artists aged 35 or under at the time of submission.
  • The Topbond Marine Award: For works depicting marine engineering or construction activities in harbours, estuaries or marine waters within the UK. Value £250.
  • The Winsor & Newton Oil Prize: £250 worth of Winsor & Newton art materials for a notable oil painting.
  • The Artist Magazine Award: The winner will be interviewed for a feature in The Artist magazine.
  • The Classic Boat Award: A year’s subscription to Classic Boat and profile feature of the winner in Classic Boat Magazine.
Location: 
Mall Galleries | Online Submission
Deadline: 
08/July/2022

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Fee Detail: 
Submission fee: £20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
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Art On Loop

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We are now accepting submissions for our Virtual/Physical Exhibition ‘ART ON LOOP’.

What is “ART ON LOOP”?

The Holy Art is launching a new hybrid show where the works will not only be displayed online in a virtual show, but also on 160 screens across London in partnership with HadsUp!

 

Artists from all countries are welcome to submit their works for consideration. You are welcome to submit works in any medium. (painting, photography, printmaking, video art, installation, films, sculpting, mixed media, poems, illustration, etc). The theme of the exhibition is OPEN.

Any artist from any background can submit any of their work. There is no charge to submit your application, please feel free to share your work with us. A small fee (£80) is applied per artist once they have been selected for the exhibition.

The team will review all applications and the selected work will be announced in June 2022.

Please note that we keep 0% commission from any sold work. 100% of funds go to the artist.

For purchases of works, we direct the buyers to the artists. If buyers wish to purchase straight from our gallery, we will charge 5% on top to cover bank fees.

DEADLINE: 10th June 2022

EXHIBITION DATES: 15th - 21st of June 2022

 

Link https://www.theholyart.com/art-on-loop

Prizes Details: 

ART CONTEST:

During this exhibition, we will award 3 x of the artists with prizes:

1st Prize - Participation in a physical exhibition in our gallery

2nd Prize - Solo Virtual Exhibition

3rd Prize - Participation in a virtual exhibition

Deadline: 
10/June/2022

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
£80
Contact & Links: 
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