Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the New English Art Club at their Annual Exhibition 2020.

The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists, including the new Chris Beetles Gallery Award of £2,000 for a non-member artist (see 'Prizes & Awards' below).

Entry is open to both International and British artists over 18 years of age. 

The New English Art Club is an elected society of contemporary painters whose ethos resides in art informed by the visual world and personal interpretation.  


How to Submit

This year, artists may submit to the NEAC Annual Exhibition in two ways: Online Pre-selection (Route A) or Physical Selection (Route B).

The New English Art Club now offers Route B for artists wishing their work to be judged physically at the gallery for the first time, bypassing the online shortlisting process.

This is in recognition of the fact that it can be difficult for the selection committee to fully appreciate an artwork on screen, but at the same time recognising that the online pre-selection may save artists the time and expense of framing and transportation.

The submission fee is the same for both options.

 

*** Route A | Online Pre-selection ***

Work must be submitted online. The NEAC judges will view the works on screen and decide which works they would like to see in the final, physical selection at Mall Galleries:

  • Upload details and images of work at mallgalleries.oess1.uk between Tuesday 17 December 2019 and Friday 28 February 2020, 12 noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 5MB]
  • Check mallgalleries.oess1.uk on Friday 6 March, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been pre-selected
  • If pre-selected, deliver your work for final selection on Saturday 28 March, 10am to 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD
  • Check this page (mallgalleries.org.uk) on Friday 3 April, from 5pm, to see if your work has been accepted to the exhibition
  • If not accepted, collect your work from Mall Galleries on Sunday 5 April, 10am to 5pm

 

*** Route B | Physical Selection ***

Works must be registered online, following which works should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for physical selection:

  • Upload details and images of work (in JPEG format, under 5MB) and pay your submission fee at mallgalleries.oess1.uk between Tuesday 17 December 2019 and Friday 28 February 2020, 12 noon [Note: In the case of Route B, artists’ images are for administration purposes only; works will be judged physically at the gallery for the first time, not from online beforehand]
  • Check mallgalleries.oess1.uk between Friday 6 March and Saturday 28 March (which you will be reminded to do by email) to download your form and labels to deliver with your work 
  • Deliver your work for selection on Saturday 28 March, 10am to 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD
  • Check this page (mallgalleries.org.uk) on Friday 3 April, from 5pm, to see if your work has been accepted to the exhibition
  • If unaccepted, collect your work from Mall Galleries on Sunday 5 April, 10am to 5pm

Important Dates

Submissions open: Tuesday 17 December 2019, 12 noon

Submissions close: Friday 28 February 2020, 12 noon

Pre-selection notification: Friday 6 March, 12 noon (for Route A only)

Receiving Day: Saturday 28 March, 10am to 5pm

Acceptance notification: Friday 3 April, 5pm

Collection of unaccepted work: Sunday 5 April, 10am to 5pm*

Exhibition open: Friday 12 June, 10am to 5pm

Exhibition closes: Saturday 20 June, 5pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 25 June, 10am to 5pm*

*Due to a shortage of storage space at the gallery, any work uncollected by 5pm will be removed and stored at a separate location for which artists will be charged a storage fee.


Conditions

Eligibility

  • Any artist over 18 may submit.
  • Acceptable media: Paintings, drawings, pastels, original framed prints (excluding photography). Sculpture is NOT admissible.
  • Submission fee: £18 per work (or £12 per work for artists aged 35 or under), which includes Free Admission to the exhibition (normally £5).
  • Work must have been completed in the last two years and must not have been previously exhibited in London.
  • Maximum of six works submitted. Maximum of three works selected.
  • Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.
  • All work must be for sale.
  • Minimum price: £300 (£180 for framed prints, or £120 for unframed prints).
  • The price of works must include 45%+VAT commission.

Delivery & Collection

  • Packaging from delivered works cannot be retained and must be taken away at the point of delivery.
  • Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.
  • We are unable to wrap works or provide wrapping materials for any works being returned.
  • 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 New English Art Club.
  • Please note that selectors' decisions are final and we are unable to offer feedback.

International Entrants

  • Artists from outside the UK may need to register for VAT, please check with HM Revenue and Customs: https://www.gov.uk
  • 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: 0044 (0)1302 711011 / Mobile: 07833 450788 / Email: info@picturepostcompany.co.uk

Terms & Conditions

  • For full terms and conditions, click here.

Prizes & Awards (subject to final confirmation)

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

NEW The Chris Beetles Gallery Award: £2,000 for a non-member artist

NEW The Hermione Hammond Drawing Award: £2,000 for a drawing by an emerging artist aged 35 or under

The Bowyer Drawing Prize: £1,000

The NEAC Critics' Prize: £250

The Winsor & Newton Award: Art materials to the value of £500, voted for by visitors to the exhibition.

The Peter Ashley Framing Prize: Presented by The Artistic Framing Company: A bespoke handmade picture frame will be created for the winning artwork, to the value of £500

The Dry Red Press Award: The winning work will be published as a greeting card in the Dry Red Press 'Prize Winners' range, with royalties from the sale of the cards going to the artist