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Exhibition Details

Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours
Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 206th Exhibition
The RI seeks the best in contemporary watercolour and watermedia painting.

Key Dates

Important Dates

Submission opens: Monday 2 October 2017, 12 noon

Submission closes: Friday 5 January 2018, 12 noon

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

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

Acceptance notification: Tuesday 13 February, 12 noon

Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 15 February, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition open: Friday 6 April, 10am - 5pm

Exhibition closes: Saturday 21 April, 1pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 26 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: Watercolour or water-soluble mediums, including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (excluding water-soluble oils). 

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.

Maximum of four works selected.

All paintings must be well-presented and suitably framed (no metal or clips frames are permitted).

Works must not be larger than 2.4m high and 1.5m wide.

All work must be for sale. Minimum price: £450.

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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