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.
Submissions for this year's 167 Annual Open Exhibition will be open from 2 July - 20 August 2019. Please note that the Annual Open has a two-stage selection process.
This year's Selection Panel includes Tim Marlow, art historian and Artistic Director of the RA, painter and performance artist Adelaide Damoah, alongside RWA Academicians Malcolm Ashman, Dallas Collins, Toni Davey, Stewart Geddes and Leslie Glenn Damhus.
Prizes to be announced.