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Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the New English Art Club at the NEAC Annual Exhibition 2024.

At the heart of the NEAC is the search, propagation, and education of meaningful and resonant art. It is committed to authenticity through the observation of life, as well as the task of articulating and communicating these ideas with the beauty of skilful language.

The NEAC Annual Exhibition is a showcase not only for its members but also for aspiring artists: with a history going back more than a hundred years, it is an opportunity for work to be seen alongside some of the best artists today.

The exhibition offers over ten prizes and awards (see 'Prizes & Awards' below).

Submissions are OPEN NOW until Friday 8 March 2024

We recommend that artists submit well in advance of the deadline to allow time for assistance with their application if required.

Prizes & Awards

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

NEW The Ken and Dora Howard Prize: £1,000 for a painting that best captures a sense of light

The Doreen McIntosh Prize: For an artist whose work fulfils the New English Art Club’s ideals of rigour, immediate engagement with the visual and a searching attitude. Value £3,000.

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

The Val Harris Prize: Two week residency in The Atelier in Hay-on-Wye followed by a one week exhibition at The Chair, the art gallery owned by Val Harris, for a non-member

The Bowyer Drawing Prize: Selected by the Bowyer family, £500

The Michael Harding Award: £500 worth of art materials

The Milner Prize for an Emerging Artist: £500

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

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

The NEAC Critics' Prize: £250

The Anthony J. Lester Art Critic Award: A certificate and cheque for £100

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

Mall Galleries / FBA Award: Ten free submissions to exhibitions by the Federation of British Artists at Mall Galleries (worth up to £200) for a first time exhibitor with the New English Art Club.

Subject to final confirmation

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 your work to our Open Exhibition Submission System (OESS) by 12 noon on Friday 8 March 2024

Note: Images must be in JPEG or PNG format and under 5MB

– Log in to the OESS from 12 noon on Friday 15 March to see if your work has been pre-selected

– If pre-selected, deliver your work for final selection on Saturday 6 April, 10am to 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD*

– Check this page from 12 noon on Tuesday 9 April to see if your work has been selected

– If unaccepted, collect your work on Thursday 11 April, 10am to 5pm

*International Artists: All international submissions will be selected ONLINE ONLY, therefore selected international artists will need to ship their work to the gallery on a date to be announced

Important Dates

Submissions open: Monday 11 December 2023, 12 noon

Submissions close: Friday 8 March 2024, 12 noon

Notification of pre-selection: Friday 15 March, 12 noon

Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): Saturday 6 April, 10am to 5pm

Notification of final selection: Tuesday 9 April, 12 noon

Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 11 April, 10am to 5pm

Private View (invite only): Wednesday 12 June, 6:30pm to 9pm, official opening at 7:30pm

Exhibition opens: Thursday 13 June, 10am to 5pm daily

Exhibition closes: Saturday 22 June, 5pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 27 June, 10am to 5pm

Conditions of Entry

Eligibility

  • Any artist over 18 may submit, in the UK, EU, and outside the EU.
  • Acceptable media: Paintings, drawings, original framed prints (excluding photography). Note that sculpture is not admissible.
  • Work must have been completed in the last two years and must not have been previously exhibited in London.
  • A maximum of six works may be submitted, from which a maximum of three works may be selected.
  • Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.

Entry Fee

  • There is a non-refundable submission fee of £20 per work for standard entries and £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under. The entry fee includes free admission to the exhibition, normally £5.

Selection

  • The Selection Committee is formed of artist members of the NEAC.
  • Selectors' decisions are final and we are unable to offer feedback.
  • International Artists: All international submissions will be selected ONLINE ONLY, therefore selected international artists will need to ship their work to the gallery on a date to be announced. Please note that if selected international works arrive damaged, with unacceptable framing, or not as illustrated, they may be rejected.

Presentation, Delivery & Collection

  • Frames or stretchers should be sufficiently substantial to withstand mirror plating with 12mm size 6 screws.
  • No hooks are required and there should be no projections whatsoever from the back of works. This is to prevent damage to other works.
  • Metal frames, clip frames, and diffused picture glass are inadmissible. Frames and mounts of an unusual colour, size or design may prejudice the chance of selection.
  • Packaging from delivered works cannot be retained and must be taken away at the point of delivery. We are unable to wrap works or provide wrapping materials for any works being returned.
  • Any uncollected works may be removed from the gallery after the collection day and stored by an independent courier company at the artist's expense.
  • If works are not collected within 12 months of the collection day, the gallery will be entitled to destroy, sell, or otherwise dispose of the works without consent, prior notification, or compensation to the artist.
  • Artists are responsible for the full costs of delivery and collection.
  • 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: info@picturepostcompany.co.uk

Sales

  • All work must be for sale.
  • 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).
  • Unless otherwise advised, the gallery will charge a commission on the total price paid for works, including commissioned works, before, during, or as a result of the exhibition.
  • The price of works must include commission of 45%+VAT. If an artist is registered for VAT, then the VAT due on the selling price of the works should be included in the price submitted.
  • Once work has been submitted, any sale made by the gallery before or during the course of the exhibition shall take precedence and supersede one made privately. Any private sale will incur the normal commission.
  • The price provided is the selling price and is the price that the work must be sold at. This price can only be changed by prior written agreement between the gallery and the artist of the relevant work. The gallery reserves the right to query the price of works.
  • International Artists: 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 http://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.

Intellectual Property Rights

  • All works must be an original creation by the artist.
  • The copyright and all other intellectual property rights will remain with the artist. If any rights are owned by a third party, that third party will remain the owner.
  • The gallery has the right to reproduce works in connection with the exhibition.

Personal Data

  • The gallery will hold personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). However the gallery may provide third parties with an artist’s contact details in the course of administering exhibitions, commissions and prizes. 

Liability & Indemnity

  • The gallery is not responsible for any loss of, or any damage to, works entrusted to them. All goods are at artist owner’s risk absolutely and the gallery and/or their agents exclude all liability to the maximum extent permitted by law. The galleries are used for various purposes and so artists are advised to insure their works against all risks.
  • The gallery endeavours to take good care of works sent for exhibition, but in the event of a work sent being lost, destroyed or damaged the gallery’s liability (if any) shall not exceed the value of the work as stated at the time of submission (less 45% plus VAT) or any altered price subsequently.
  • In the event of any dispute regarding loss or damage, the dispute shall be referred for final arbitration to an independent expert valuer to be chosen by agreement between the parties, provided that the arbitrator’s award shall not exceed the gallery’s maximum liability as above.
  • Artists shall indemnify and keep indemnified the gallery against any actions between the artist and any third party.

Art Couriers

Mainland UK

If you are unable to deliver or collect your work in person, the following art couriers may be able to do so on your behalf:
 

Art Moves of Chelsea

London, Kent, Surrey, Sussex and Bristol

Email: artmoveschelsea@aol.com

Tel: 020 7352 7492 
 

Picture Post Art

Scotland, the North of England and Birmingham

Email: info@picturepostcompany.co.uk

Tel: 07833 450788
 

3 Lanes Transport

Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Dorset

Email: info@3lanes.com

Tel: 01736 799298 / 07970 948324
 

JD Art Transport

Leicester, Loughborough, Coventry, Birmingham and Nottingham

Email: jdarttransport@gmail.com

Tel: +447825339787
 

Mid Wales Freight

Wales

Email: enquiries@midwalesfreight.co.uk

Tel: 07866 731400 / 01974 282500

 

A S Elvin Transport Ltd

Norfolk/Suffolk

Email: bernadette@elvingroup.co.uk

Tel: 01502 677025
 

Aardvark Art Services

Nationwide

Tel: 01253 794673
 

Artists with Transit Van

London

www.artistswithtransitvan.com

International

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:
 

Picture Post Art

International

Email: info@picturepostcompany.co.uk

Tel: 07833 450788
 

We do not accept any liability for their services

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