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 or elsewhere 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 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 (subject to final confirmation)
There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:
Birdwatch Artist of the Year Award (£1,000 plus Swarovski equipment)
The Langford Press Printmaking Award: £200 cash and the winner's choice of ten titles from Langford Press publications
The Langford Press 3D Award: £200 cash and the winner's choice of ten titles from Langford Press publications
Dry Red Press Award
The Roger Clarke Award
PJC Drawing Award
Birdscapes Gallery 'Conservation through Art' Award