Pre-Selection results are now available. To view your results, log in to your OESS account here and enter your email address and password. Your results will then show at the bottom of the page. If you cannot access your OESS account, please email email@example.com.
If one or more of your works has been Pre-Selected:
1. You will need to print labels to attach to your work/s in order to deliver them to the RWA for Final Selection. Labels are available to download at the bottom of the results page, along with a Pre-Selected form for your records.
2. You will then need to deliver your work on either Monday 17 September (Academicians only), Tuesday 18 or Wednesday 19 September, 10am – 5pm.
3. If you are unable to deliver your works in person, you can book regional transport from London, Birmingham, Exeter and Penzance.
Final Selection results will be available at 1pm on Friday 28 September.
What is the Annual Open?
The Royal West of England Academy holds an Annual Open Exhibition, now in its 166th 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. All work is for sale and the exhibition attracts art-lovers and art-buyers from far and wide.
A selection panel assesses every entry and last year 624 works by 421 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.
2018's Selection Panel includes Stewart Geddes PRWA, Stephen Jacobson VPRWA, Fiona Robinson RWA, Elizabeth Turrell RWA and Chris Dunseath RWA, alongside gallery director, curator and artist Zavier Ellis, Laura Gascoigne, art writer and critic and Curator of the Jerwood Collection Lara Wardle.
Prizes include The Academy Prize of £1000, The Watercolour Prize (First Place £250, Second Place £150), The Painting Prize of £250, sponsored by Derek Balmer PPRWA, The Evolver Wessex Cover and Artist Awards, The Sculpture Prize sponsored by Pangolin Editions, The Creativity Award sponsored by Niche Frames, Bristol and The arTag Award (a Blue arTag Membership and an Orange arTag Membership). See attached document below for more information.