Submission and Selection are now closed

We want to see the broadest range of work that has any form of figuration.

At a time when representational and figurative painting is enjoying a welcome return to popularity and as society re-emerges into the light after the global pandemic, this exhibition will lift the spirits and give the public an opportunity to appreciate and buy new works in a wide range of mediums.

All works will be for sale online to our extensive audiences of buyers of figurative art.

How to Submit

All work must be submitted online. Selection for the exhibition will take place online. 

  • Upload images of work at between Monday 21 March and Tuesday 1 June, 5pm [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 1MB]
  • Final Selection notification will be announced on Friday 18 June


A number of Prizes will be awarded to artists selected for the exhibition. 

Prizes include:

  • A supported solo selling exhibition at Mall Galleries
    • A week-long exhibition in one of our galleries
    • Digital profile on the Mall Galleries website
    • And some supporting expenses e.g. travel costs
  • Mentorship Prize x3
    • For early-career artists to include a studio visit to an established artist in the prizewinner’s location(s)
    • Workshops with the FBA experienced team on digital marketing, exhibition administration and management
  • Figurative Art Prize 2021
    • £5,000 Cash prize awarded by the Federation of British Artists
  • Artist Feature Prize: 
    • Dedicated profile on the Federation of British Artists and Mall Galleries online platforms including
      • Website Feature
      • E-newsletter
      • Social Media
      • This may also include any media partnership.

Entry Fee

Standard Entry:

  • 1 work = £15
  • 2 works = £25
  • 3 works = £35
  • 4 works = £45

Under 35s Entry

  • 1 work = £10
  • 2 works = £15
  • 3 works = £20
  • 4 works = £25

Key Dates

Deadline for entries Tuesday 1 June 2021, 5pm
Artists notified of results Friday 18 June 2021
Online exhibition open to the public Wednesday 7 July 2021 - Monday 20 September 2021



  • We seek a variety of work that must be figurative and can be created in a variety of media from painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and illustration to stun and captivate the online audience of art lovers from far and wide.
  • There is no size limit and the work can be either framed or unframed
  • All work must have been made since 1 January 2020
  • All work must be for sale until 19 September 2021
  • There is a 35% plus VAT commission levied on all works sold
  • All work should have a minimum sale price of £500

See full terms and conditions of entry


We have put together an eminent panel of selectors to select work for Figurative Art Now to include artists, curators and gallerists. Please note that the selectors decision is final.