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.
Final selection results for the 167 Annual Open Exhibition are now available, please login via the Online Exhibition Submission System to view your results.
If you have had work selected, you may book a ticket to Varnishing Day, Friday 27 September, 2-5pm This also applies to any artists whose work has been selected not hung. You are also invited to the Private View, Saturday 28 September, 3-6pm.
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.
If your work has not been selected, you may collect it at any of the following dates:
Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 September, 10am - 4pm: Collection of unselected works
Friday 11 and Saturday 12 October, 10am - 4pm: Collection unselected works
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December, 10am - 4pm: Collection all works
Thursday 19 and Friday 20 December, 10am - 4pm: Collection all works
Friday 10 and Saturday 11 January 2020, 10am - 4pm: Collection all works
Regional transport to London, Exeter and Penzance (times, dates and locations available to download at the bottom of this page) will be available to book from 20 - 27 November and will be returned after the exhibition. Please note that this year there is no transport to and from Birmingham. Transport is priced at £15 per work per journey.
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.
Become a Friend and Receive 25% off the standard Submission Fee. You'll also receive complimentary invitations to all exhibition launch events, including the opening of the 167 Annual Open Exhibition. Click here to sign up as a Friend. For more details on submission fees please see our Exhibition Guidance document.