Please note: this page is for artists who have submitted work to the 167 Annual Open Exhibition. Click here if you are looking to find out more about the Annual Open Exhibition or book tickets. If you would like to submit work to next year's Annual Open Exhibition, make sure you subscribe to our newsletter to be first to know when submissions open.
The 167 Annual Open Exhibition closes on Sunday 1 December 2019.
Collection dates for all works are as follows:
Regional transport to London, Exeter and Penzance (times, dates and locations available to download at the bottom of this page) is now closed. Please note that this year there is no transport to and from Birmingham.
A note on works Selected Not Hung: unfortunately each year there are a number of works that are selected but not hung in the exhibition. This is not a reflection on the quality of the work, but is a curatorial decision based on the space, character and theme of the exhibition. This year, for the first time, all works will be available to buy online, including those Selected Not Hung. We also welcome all artists whose work has not been hung at both Varnishing Day and the Private View.
Full Terms and Conditions are available to download at the bottom of the page.
What is the Annual Open?
The Royal West of England Academy holds an Annual Open Exhibition, now in its 167th year. Anyone can enter their work for this mixed discipline show - previous years have included painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, film, sculpture and illustration, and attracted entries from artists across the UK and beyond.
A selection panel assesses every entry and last year 634 works by 413 artists made it into the final exhibition. All work is for sale, and the exhibition attracts art-lovers and art-buyers from far and wide. Submissions are welcome from unknown, emerging and established artists, including RWA Academicians.
This year's Selection Panel includes:
This year's Invited Artists are:
This year's prizes include:
Further prizes to be announced soon.
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