The Royal Society of British Artists invites painters, sculptors and printmakers to submit their work for consideration to be shown in the Society’s Annual Exhibition 2022. As well as skill and draughtsmanship, they will be looking for originality and creativity.
The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, worth over £5,000, open to all participating artists (see 'Prizes & Awards' below).
It presents the opportunity to exhibit your work at a prestigious London gallery alongside well-established artists and have your work seen by thousands of visitors, including buyers and collectors.
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 Monday 11 October and Friday 10 December 2021, 12 noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 5MB]
- Check www.mallgalleries.oess1.uk from 12 noon on Friday 17 December to see if your work has been pre-selected
- If pre-selected, deliver your work for final selection on Saturday 22 January 2022, 10am to 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD
- Check this page from 12 noon on Tuesday 25 January to see if your work has been selected
- If unaccepted, collect your work on Thursday 27 January, 10am to 5pm
Submissions open: Monday 11 October 2021, 12 noon
Submissions close: Friday 10 December, 12 noon
Pre-selection notification: Friday 17 December, 12 noon
Receiving Day (if pre-selected): Saturday 22 January 2022, 10am to 5pm
Notification of final selection: Tuesday 25 January, 12 noon
Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 27 January, 10am to 5pm
Exhibition opens: Thursday 3 March, 10am to 5pm
Exhibition closes: Saturday 12 March, 5pm
Collection of unsold work: Thursday 17 March, 10am to 5pm
Conditions of Entry
- Any artist over 18 may submit.
- Acceptable media: Any medium including painting, sculpture and original prints.
- Submission fee: £20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
- Maximum of six works submitted.
- Maximum of four works selected.
- Work must not have been exhibited previously.
- Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.
All work must be for sale. The price of works must include commission of 45%+VAT (please note that where foundry fees apply, foundry costs will be deducted before commission is calculated).
Minimum price: £300 (framed prints: £180, unframed prints: £120 - buyers will not be charged for postage and packaging of unframed prints, so please ensure the price of unframed prints allows for this).
Delivery & Collection
- Works should be delivered without any protective packaging as this cannot be retained.
- The gallery will not be responsible for wrapping works or providing wrapping materials for any works being returned.
- Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.
- Please note that selectors' decisions are final and we are unable to offer feedback.
- 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: 07833 450788 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terms & Conditions
- For full terms and conditions, click here.
If you are unable to deliver or collect your work in person, several art couriers around the country visit the galleries, including:
Art Moves of Chelsea (London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Bristol) - email@example.com / 020 7352 7492
Picture Post Art (Scotland, the North of England and Birmingham) - firstname.lastname@example.org / 07833 450788
South Hams Express (Penzance, Totnes, Exeter and Southampton) - email@example.com / 07502 041139
For a fuller list of Art Couriers, click here.
Prizes & Awards (subject to final confirmation)
There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:
The de Laszlo Foundation Prize: The de Laszlo Medal for Excellence and £1,500 will be awarded for the best artwork from life by an artist aged 35 or under
The Artist Magazine Award: The winner will be interviewed in The Artist magazine, print and digital editions
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
Frinton Frames Award: £200 of picture framing at Frinton Frames bespoke handfinished picture frame makers
The Geoffrey Vivis Memorial Award: £100
The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize: £250 for draughtsmanship, variety & exploration
Hahnemuhle Fine Art UK Award: A prize of artist paper, worth £250
The John Lynn Commemorative Award for a Young Artist: £500
The Michael Harding Awards: Two awards of £500 worth of Michael Harding art materials, and 10 painting starter sets
Nathan David Award for Sculpture: £150
The Peter Kelly Commemorative Prize: £300
The RBA President's Award: £100
The Ronald Morgan Memorial Award: £250
The Stuart Southall Print Prize: £250
The Surgeon's Prize: £500
The Winsor & Newton Painting Award: Art materials to the value of £500