167 Annual Open Exhibition: Artist Information

FINAL Collection dates for all works submitted and exhibited in our 167 Annual Open Exhibition are as follows:​​

  • Friday 10 and Saturday 11 January 2020, 10am - 4pm​


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.

We will open for submissions in early summer 2020. Please sign up for our newsletter to be kept up to date.


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