Submissions are invited to the Society of Wildlife Artists 54th Annual Exhibition 2017 at Mall Galleries.
How to Submit
ALL work must be submitted online. Pre-selection from online entries will take place, after which pre-selected entries should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for final selection:
- Upload images of work at http://mallgalleries.oess.uk between Tuesday 18 April and Friday 21 July 2017, 12 noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 5MB]
- Check http://mallgalleries.oess.uk on Friday 28 July, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been pre-selected
- If pre-selected, deliver your work on Saturday 26 August, 10am - 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD
- Check mallgalleries.org.uk on Wednesday 30 August, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been accepted to the exhibition
- If unaccepted, collect your work from Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD on Friday 1 September, 10am - 5pm
Submission opens: Tuesday 18 April 2017, 12 noon
Submission closes: Friday 21 July, 12 noon
Pre-selection notification: Friday 28 July, 12 noon [Log in to see if your work has been pre-selected]
Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): Saturday 26 August, 10am - 5pm
Acceptance notification: Wednesday 30 August, 12 noon
Collection of unaccepted work: Friday 1 September, 10am - 5pm
Exhibition open: Thursday 19 October, 10am - 5pm
Exhibition closes: Sunday 29 October, 1pm
Unsold collection: Thursday 2 November, 10am - 5pm
Any artist over 18 may submit.
Acceptable media: Work may be in any medium including painting, sculpture and original prints (if prints, please detail edition and how many are available). The SWLA is keen to embrace new and innovative mediums and will accept computer-generated images as ‘original prints’. However, a digital print is only considered an original print if it was created by the artist to be realised specifically as a print. Reproductions of paintings or photographs will not be accepted.
Submission fee: £15 per work (£10 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
Maximum of six works submitted. Maximum of six works selected.
Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.
Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.
Work must have been completed within the last three years.
Work exhibited previously in London is not admissible.
Work will not be accepted if it is of botanical subjects, pets and domestic animals, decorative wares (such as vessels or tiles), work in metal frames, poorly framed or badly presented. Photographic reproductions or mechanical prints, giclée prints, etc., that are often promoted as ‘limited edition prints’ are not acceptable. The selection committee’s decision is final and no correspondence shall be entered into.
All work must be for sale. The price of works must include commission of 45%+VAT (with the exception of works for which foundry fees are applicable, where the commission is 33.3%+VAT) .
Minimum price: £200 (except for prints: framed £120, unframed £95).
Artists who are not resident in the UK but are resident in the EU 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 submitting work from outside the UK and EU must be registered BEFORE they submit online. 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 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 as they offer a packing and delivery service for our exhibitions (we do not accept any liability for their services). Picture Post - Tel: 0044 (0)1302 711011 / Mobile: 07833 450788 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prizes & Awards
There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:
Birdwatch Artist of the Year Award (£1000 plus Swarovski optics)
The RSPB Award
Birdscapes Gallery Conservation Award
The Langford Press Printmakers Award
The Langford Press Field Sketchbook Award
The Langford Press 3-D Award
The Roger Clarke Award
The PJC Drawing Award
Dry Red Press Printmaker’s Award