Final Selection for the Royal Society of Britsh Artists Annual Exhibition has been announced

Founded in 1823, the RBA seeks submissions of work displaying the highest standards of skill, expression and concept of draughtsmanship.

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If your registration numbers are not listed, your work has not been accepted on this occasion.

Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 25 January, 10am - 5pm


Important Dates

Acceptance notification: Tuesday 23 January, 12 noon

Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 25 January, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition open: Wednesday 21 March, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition closes: Saturday 31 March, 5pm

Collection of unsold work: Friday 6 April, 10am - 5pm


Conditions

Any artist over 18 may submit.

Acceptable media: Any medium including sculpture and original prints.

Submission fee: £15 per work payable at the time of submitting (£10 per work for artists aged 35 or under).

Maximum of six works submitted, three of which can be original framed prints.

Maximum of four works selected.

Work must not have been exhibited previously.

Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.

Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.

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: £300 (framed prints: £180, unframed prints: £120).

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 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: info@picturepostcompany.co.uk

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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 and £1,500 will be awarded to the artist aged 35 or under for the best art work from life

NEW The Nathan David Award for Sculpture: £150

NEW The Stuart Southall Print Prize: £250

NEW The Patron's Prize: £500

NEW The LARA Prize for a Young Artist: Short course at London or Bristol

NEW The Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award: £50

The Artist Magazine Award: The winner will be interviewed in The Artist magazine, print and digital editions

The Davison Award for Oil Painting: £100

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 for Draughtsmanship, Variety & Exploration: £200

The Michael Harding Awards: Two awards of £500 worth of Michael Harding art materials, and 10 painting starter sets

The Winsor & Newton Painting Award: Art materials to the value of £500

Hahnemuhle Fine Art UK Award: A prize of artist paper, worth £250


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