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Exhibition Details

Royal Society of British Artists
Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition
Founded in 1823, the RBA seeks submissions of work displaying the highest standards of skill, expression and concept of draughtsmanship. Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of British Artists at their Annual Exhibition 2018.

Key Dates

Submission opens: Monday 4 September 2017, 12 noon

Submission closes: Friday 8 December, 12 noon

Pre-selection notification: Friday 15 December, 12 noon [Log in to see if your work has been pre-selected]

Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): Saturday 20 January 2018, 10am - 5pm

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

Entry Pricing

Standard Prices
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
First or Single Entry Price: £15
Additional Entries: £15 per artwork up to 6 artworks.

Concession Price for Artists Under 36
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
First or Single Entry Price: £10
Additional Entries: £10 per artwork up to 6 artworks.

Entry Information, Terms and 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).

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

For full terms and conditions, click here.

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