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Exhibition Details

Royal Society of Portrait Painters
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2022
The Royal Society of Portrait Painters seeks submissions of new and traditional artistic models and perspectives in portraiture.


Key Dates

Submissions open: Wednesday 8th December

Submissions close: Friday 11th February 2022, 12 noon

Pre-selection notification: Friday 25th February 2022

Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): Saturday 19th March, 10am to 5pm

Acceptance notification: Tuesday 22nd March, 12 noon

Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 24th March, 10am to 5pm*

Exhibition open: Thursday 5th May, 10am to 5pm 

Exhibition closes: Saturday 14th May, 5pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 19th May, 10am to 5pm*

*Due to a shortage of storage space at the gallery, any work uncollected by 5pm will be removed and stored at a separate location for which artists will be charged a storage fee.


Entry Pricing

Standard Prices
Maximum Artwork Entries: 3
First or Single Entry Price: £20
Additional Entries: £20 per artwork up to 3 artworks.

Concession Price for Artists Under 36
Maximum Artwork Entries: 3
First or Single Entry Price: £14
Additional Entries: £14 per artwork up to 3 artworks.

Entry Information, Terms and Conditions

Conditions of Entry


  • Any artist over 18 may submit.
  • Acceptable media: Any medium including original prints but excluding sculpture and photography.
  • Submission fee: £20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under), which includes Free Admission to the exhibition (normally £5).
  • Work must have been completed in the last three years and not been exhibited in London previously.
  • Minimum sale price: £300 (Although works may be 'NFS', not for sale - if your work is not for sale, please input the price as '0' when prompted).
  • The price of works for sale must include 45%+VAT commission.

  • Maximum of three works submitted.
  • Maximum of three works selected.
  • Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.
  • Note that artists accepted for exhibition will be invited to advertise portrait commissions through our Commissions department on which a commission will be payable.

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.


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

International Entrants

  • All International submissions will be ONLINE ONLY, artists will need to ship their work if selected for the exhibition.
  • 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 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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