Society of Women Artists

Submissions are invited to the Society of Women Artists (SWA) 156th Annual Exhibition 2018 at Mall Galleries.

Submissions are invited to the Society of Women Artists (SWA) 157th Annual Exhibition 2018 at Mall Galleries.

The SWA is a unique Society in that its rich mix of oil painters, water colourists, sculptors, printers and ceramicists are able to showcase one of the most diverse annual shows in London today at Mall Galleries, London.


Submission Procedure for wall hanging/2D work (see below for sculpture and 3D work)

Submit online between Friday 16 February and Friday 23 March 2017. If you choose not to go through online pre-selection, hand in will take place on Saturday 6 May 2017.

- Upload images of work at mallgalleries.oess.uk for online pre-selection between Thursday 5 January and Thursday 22 June 2018, 12 noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 5MB]

- Check mallgalleries.oess.uk on Friday 29 June, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been pre-selected

- If pre-selected, deliver your work on Saturday 28th July, 10am - 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD (Please print off your pre-populated form/entry schedule along with blank labels for Receiving Day)

- Work which has not been through pre-selection can also be delivered on Saturday 28th July, 10am - 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD (Note: Please use the downloadable form on the SWA website)

- Check www.society-women-artists.org.uk on 1st August, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been accepted to the exhibition.

- If unaccepted, collect your work from Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD on Saturday 4th August.


Submission Procedure for sculpture & 3D work (see above for wall hanging & 2D work)

- Upload images of work at mallgalleries.oess.uk for online pre-selection between Thursday 5 January and Thursday 22 June 2018, 12 noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 5MB]

- Check mallgalleries.oess.uk on Friday 29 June, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been selected

- Successful work should be delivered to Carlton House Terrace on Monday 24 September, large scale or heavy work to Gallery Mall side (Please contact the gallery in advance to arrange a time for large works) Monday 24th September 10am - 12 noon. - (Please print off your pre-populated form/entry schedule along with blank labels for delivery)


Important Dates

Online Submission opens: Friday 16 February 2018, 12 noon

Online Submissions Closes:  Friday 22 June 2018 at MIDDAY

On line notification of Results: Friday 29 June 2018

Receiving Day for wall hanging works: Saturday 28 July 2018, 10am - 5pm

Selection Days: Sunday and Monday, 29 and 30 July 2018, 9.30am - 5pm

Notification of final results (ONLINE ONLY): Wednesday 01 August 2018, on the SWA website

Collection of unaccepted/ANH work: Saturday 4 August 2018, 10am - 5pm ONLY

Delivery of 3D work to the Mall: Monday 24 September 10 am – 4 pm

Private View: Wednesday 26 September, 10am to 8pm

Exhibition Open: Tuesday 25 September at 4.00 to Sunday 30 September 10am to 5pm daily, closing at 3pm on Sunday 30 September

Collection of unsold work: Saturday, 06 October 10am - 5pm

 


Conditions

Submission fee:

£15 per work (£8 per work in the case of young artists).

Notification of results:

The Society will publish a list of names and registration numbers of the work(s) accepted on their website only.

Collection of works:

Unaccepted and ANH (Accepted Not Hung) works must be collected on Saturday 4th August 2018 and only on this day. Accepted unsold works must be collected after the exhibition on Saturday, 6th October and only on these days.

Please note that works not collected will be sent to Picture Post for storage and will incur Picture Post’s commercial handling charges for up to 90 days.

Framing:

Work should be exhibition ready with the exception of fixings. Please remove ALL fixings. The gallery technicians will use mirror-plates for this purpose.

Sale price of work:

The price of works must include the commission of 45%. All work must be for sale, except that work which has been commissioned. Minimum sale price: £350 for all hanging works, £150 for framed etchings, prints, lithography or drawings, £350 for 3D works. Please check your pricing carefully on the entry schedule and the label.

Labels:

The sales catalogue is compiled from the entry schedule, but please complete labels provided carefully and attach to the back of the picture frame or to the base of 3D work. Tag labels can be used for 3D work.

Notification of sale of work:

If work in the exhibition has been sold, exhibitors will be notified by email or phone by Sunday 30th September.

Commercial Carriers:

If you are using Commercial Carriers please request works are delivered to 17 Carlton House Terrace. Works must be presented with individual entry schedules and submission fees. Carriers will need to inform artists of their Submission Reg Numbers once delivered in order for the artist to check acceptance.

Original printmaking and etchings:

Etchings must show their plate indentations. Commercially printed line work or photographically/digitally reproduced work printed with commercial machines (such as giclée work) is not admissible.

Please download and read our general Terms and Conditions and General Information Sheet which covers all aspects in more detail.