Society of Women Artists

Exhibition Details

Society of Women Artists
159th Open Exhibition (Non Members)

A Platform for Outstanding Artists

The SWA seeks works of the highest standard within its specific field. The SWA continues to promote female artists and prides itself on the very diverse nature of the work shown during our Annual Open Exhibition from both our non-members and our members.

Entry Deadline: 26 June 2020 Midnight

Entry Temporarily Paused

We have decided to temporarily pause submissions until mid-May. Currently the exhibition is still going ahead but we are monitoring the situation continually. Our show relies on Artists getting work to the Mall Galleries in July and of course we will be led by the Mall Galleries as to whether this is achievable and not risking artists or their staff’s health.

We are constantly reviewing the situation and would like to reassure you that you will not lose monies already paid if the exhibition is cancelled.

Key Dates

Artist Entry Dates
Open for Entry: 6th March 2020
Entry Deadline Date: 26th June 2020
Entry Deadline Time: Midnight

Digital Selection Dates
Selection Deadline: 26th June 2020
Selection Notification: 3rd July 2020
Artwork Delivery:  25th July 2020

Final Selection Dates
Hand in (not 3D works) : 25th July 2020
Selection Notification: 28th or 29th July 2020
Unselected Artwork Collected:  30th July 2020

Exhibition Dates

Delivery of 3D works: 21st September 2020

Preview Evening: 22nd September 2020
Private View:  23rd September
Exhibition Open to Public:  23rd September 2.00pm
Collection of unsold work: 3rd October 2020

Entry Pricing

Standard Prices
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
First or Single Entry Price: £16.00
Additional Entries: £16.00 per artwork up to 6 artworks.

Concession Price for Artists Under 36
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
First or Single Entry Price: £8.00
Additional Entries: £8.00 per artwork up to 6 artworks.

Exhibition Entry Information

General Information
The exhibition will be held at The Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5BD.

Notification of Digital Selection: 3rd July 2020
Receiving Day for wall hanging works: Saturday 25th July 10am - 5pm
Notification of Final results of selection: 28th or 29th July on the SWA website.
Collection of unaccepted/ANH work: Thursday 30th July 2020, 10am - 5pm ONLY
Delivery of 3D work to the Mall: Monday 21st September 10 am – 1 pm TBC
Preview Evening: 22nd September
Private View: 23rd September, 10am to 8pm
Exhibition Open: Tuesday 23rd Sep at 4.00 to Sunday 27th Sep 10am to 5pm daily, closing at 1.00 on Sunday 27th September

Collection of unsold work: Saturday, 4th October 10am - 5pm.

No more than 4 works will be hung. To indicate you would like to be considered for membership please submit 6 works.
Works should be no larger than 1.82m (unless pre-approved)
All work must be for sale. Minimum price: £350. £150 for framed etchings, one-off prints, lithography or drawings.
All works must be well presented, suitably framed (no metal or clips frames are permitted).

Submission Procedure
Submission is by online entry or works can be brought in on Receiving day . for the later, please click on the link to our website and follow the instructions...

Work selected for exhibition will be expected to be for sale. Commission is charged by the gallery. It will be assumed that the sale price includes the cost of any frame and our commission. Please allow for these points when pricing your work. Prices should include VAT if applicable. If you are VAT registered, please provide a VAT number in the box provided. 

All communication will be by email or via the online login process. Applicants will be required to login to see if they have been preselected and will be asked to download and print their application details to be delivered with the artwork. Failure to do so could result in work being withdrawn from the exhibition. 

The Selection Committee will select the works for the exhibition. The Selectors will consider all correctly completed submissions. The decision of the Selectors on all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. All works accepted for exhibition will be displayed entirely at the artists' risk and organisers and the gallery will not accept liability for loss or damage occurring during the exhibition.

Delivery and Collection
Artists are responsible for the delivery and collection of their work at the Gallery. All packaging materials must be removed after delivery (no gallery storage is available for this) and brought back at collection. If you are applying from overseas, please consider how you will get your work to and from the exhibition at the required times.
Work not collected at the stated times will be subject to a daily charge of £10 and will be disposed of after one week. 

By submitting to the exhibition you are deemed to accept and agree to the following:
The decision of the Selectors on all matters Is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
I understand that The Organisers reserves the right to make such changes to the exhibition arrangements and these Terms & Conditions as may be deemed necessary by circumstances.
I authorise The Organisers To process, store, and utilise the data in my submission and agree that, if selected for exhibition, images of my work can be freely used by The Organisers, The Gallery and associated organisations for promotional and publicity purposes.
All information provided by me is true and accurate and that the work submitted is wholly of my own creation.
I have read and understood these terms and conditions and by submitting this application I accept and agree to observe all the Terms And Conditions therein.

Becoming a member
Voting takes place during selection for or Annual Open Exhibition please visit this link for more details.

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