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

Entry Fee:

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