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Society of Wildlife Artists
The Natural Eye 2019
The Society of Wildlife Artists seeks submissions of works that depict wildlife subjects and evoke the spirit of the natural world

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Key Dates


Submission opens: Monday 29 April 2019, 12 noon

Submission closes: Friday 26 July 2019, 12 noon

Pre-selection notification: Friday 2 August, 12 noon [Log in to see if your work has been pre-selected]

Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): Saturday 31 August, 10am to 5pm

Acceptance notification: Tuesday 3 September, 12 noon

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

Exhibition open: Thursday 24 October, 10am to 5pm

Exhibition closes: Sunday 3 November, 1pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 7 November, 10am to 5pm

 


Entry Pricing


Standard Prices
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
First or Single Entry Price: £18
Additional Entries: £18 per artwork up to 6 artworks.

Concession Price for Artists Under 36
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
First or Single Entry Price: £12
Additional Entries: £12 per artwork up to 6 artworks.

Promotional Concession Prices.
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
Free Entry


Entry Information, Terms and Conditions


Conditions

Eligibility

  • Any artist over 18 may submit.
  •  Work should be based on representing the world’s wildlife.
  • Acceptable media: Work may be in any medium including painting, sculpture and original prints (if prints, please detail edition and how many are available). The SWLA is keen to embrace new and innovative mediums and will accept computer-generated images as ‘original prints’. However, a digital print is only considered an original print if it was created by the artist to be realised specifically as a print. Reproductions of paintings or photographs will not be accepted. Photographic reproductions or mechanical prints, giclée prints, etc., that are often promoted as ‘limited edition prints’ are not acceptable.
  • Submission fee: £18 per work (or £12 per work for artists aged 35 or under), which includes Free Admission to the exhibition (normally £4).
  • All work must be for sale. The price of works must include commission of 45%+VAT (please note that where foundry fees apply, foundry costs will be deducted before commission is calculated).
  • Minimum price: £200 (except for prints: framed £120, unframed £95).
  • Maximum of six works submitted, maximum of six works selected.
  • Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.
  • Work must have been completed within the last three years.
  • Work exhibited previously in London is not admissible.
  • Work will not be accepted if it is of botanical subjects, pets and domestic animals, decorative wares (such as vessels or tiles), work in metal frames, poorly framed or badly presented. 

Delivery & Collection

  • 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.
  • Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.
  • Any work uncollected on the specified collection date/s will be stored at a separate location and the artist will be charged a storage fee.

Selection

  • The Selection Committee is formed of artist members of the Society
  • Please note that the selectors' decisions are final and we are unable to offer feedback.

International Entrants

  • 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 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.
  • 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: 0044 (0)1302 711011 / Mobile: 07833 450788 /  Email: info@picturepostcompany.co.uk

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