3th OctoberRSMA Friends' Evening: Ticket required. 5.30 – 7.30pm
4th OctoberPrivate View: Invitation only. 11.00am – 8.00pm.
Exhibition open to the public. 10.00am – 5.00pm.
14th OctoberExhibition closes at 5.00pm on the final day.
Every autumn the RSMA stages its Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in central London.
This Open Exhibition is widely recognised as a showcase for the best in contemporary marine art, with selected work by non-members hung alongside the work of our current Members.
We welcome submissions from any artist producing work with a marine theme.
More useful information before submitting work can be found on the links below:
Registering - exhibitions registration
links to registrationmallgalleries.org.uk
Submitting work - submit to RSMA exhibition
Terms and conditions - see here
Notification of pre-selection will be posted on http://mallgalleries.oess.uk from:
1 July, from 12 noon, (if your work/works are pre-selected then please deliver them to the Mall Galleries on the receiving day - Sat 30th August 10:00am - 5:00pm)
Artists resident outside the UK should take note of the additional conditions that apply to them.
Artists who are not resident in the UK but are resident in the EU are welcome to submit work.
If your work is sold at the exhibition you have a responsibility to register an account for UK VAT with H.M. Revenue & Customs.
Artists submitting work from outside the UK and EU must be registered BEFORE they submit online. Artists without a UK residence (known as 'NETPs' - non-established taxable persons) can find further details on 'NETP' status and how to register for VAT at www.hmrc.gov.uk, (HM Revenue & Customs Reference: Notice 700/1, Mar 2014) under the heading 'Should I
be registered for VAT?'
Please note: the registration process can take up to 4 weeks. Please address any questions you may have to the VAT Helpline on tel. no. 0845 010 9000 or if your call is from outside the UK +44 2920501 261.
The subject matter must be essentially marine in nature, relating in some way to tidal waters of the world; topographical, historical, still life, and figure painting are all welcomed.
Paintings of non-tidal rivers, inland lakes and waterways etc are not permissible.
Most media are acceptable, including oils, watercolour, acrylics, pastels, drawings, original prints and sculpture.
ALL work must be submitted online.
Upload images of work at http://mallgalleries.oess.uk between 27th March 2017 and 30th June 2017, 12 noon (Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 1MB).
Pre-selection from online entries will take place, after which pre-selected entries should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for final selection.
Check registrationmallgalleries.org.uk on 1st July, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been pre-selected.
If pre-selected, deliver your work on 5th August, 10am - 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD.
Check mallgalleries.org.uk on 2nd August, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been accepted to the RSMA exhibition.
If unaccepted, collect your work from Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD on 10th August, 10am - 5pm
Pre-submission opens: 27th March 2017, 12 noon
Pre-submission closes: 30th June, 12 noon
Pre-selection notification: 1st July, 12 noon (Log in to see if your work has been pre-selected)
Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): 5th August, 10am - 5pm
Acceptance notification: 2nd August, 12 noon
Collection of unaccepted work: 10th August, 10am - 5pm
Exhibition open: 5th October, 10am - 5pm
Exhibition closes: 14th October, 5pm
Collection of unsold work: 19th October, 10am - 5pm
Artist are strongly urged to submit new work not previously exhibited.
A maximum of six works may be submitted of which four may be selected for exhibition.
Prints must be from a limited edition not exceeding 50.
Pre-selected works delivered to the Mall Galleries must be exhibition-ready but with NO hanging fittings. Frames or stretchers should be sufficiently substantial to withstand mirror plating with 12mm size 6 screws. There should be no projections from the back of the frame. The following are inadmissible: metal frames, unprotected glass edges and clip frames.
Works must not exceed 2.4m in size in any direction.
We advise the use of plain, simple framing in a light or medium colour. Frames and mounts of an unusual colour, size or design may prejudice the chance of hanging.
All works must be for sale.
Prices should include gallery commission (including tax) and VAT if the artist is VAT registered.
The price entered on the Registration Form is the catalogue selling price.
The minimum price for any work is £300, except for prints - unframed £120, framed £200
£15 for each work. (£10 per work for artists aged 35 and under).
The Mall Galleries' commission is 45% (plus VAT).
Each year a number of prizes are awarded. Most of the prize-winners are selected by the companies or individuals sponsoring the award.
We are most grateful for the continuing support of all our sponsors.
For the most deserving work, as judged by the Magazine. The winner will be interviewed for a feature in The Artist magazine, print and digital edition.
Value: feature article in The Artist magazine.
For a work depicting Sea and Sky.
For a notable oil painting.
Value: £250 worth of Winsor & Newton materials to be chosen by the winner.
For a work on paper.
Value: 50 sheets of high quality artist paper.
For a work depicting the working side of the marine environment.
Russell and Chapple, a supplier of canvas and other painting surfaces for over 200 years, is proud to present the Russell and Chapple Canvas Prize, £100 worth of canvas supplies for an outstanding work in oils or acrylics.
Value: £100 worth of canvas supplies.
For a work by a non-member aged 35 or under at the time of submission. The successful artist will have a dedicated page in the RSMA catalogue featuring the winning work and a short biography
For work broadly celebrating the subject matter of Classic Boat magazine (in particular wooden boats and yachts, or traditional crafts associated with them). Any medium. The winning work will be illustrated in Classic Boat.
Value: £250 plus a one year subscription to the magazine.
For an outstanding work, in any medium, by a non-member. To be judged by the RSMA Selection Committee.
For works depicting marine engineering or construction activities in harbours, estuaries or marine waters within the UK.
5th August, 10am - 5pm. Delivery is only on this day.
Your work, plus the Registration Form, must be delivered to: Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD. Note that the handing-in location is on Carlton House Terrance and not the main gallery which is on The Mall.
If you live outside London or cannot deliver there are regional collections. See this link for information on regional handing-in points. Please contact the companies for cost, collection times etc.
You are advised to check the relevant websites for any events or road closures in central London, or public transport delays or cancellations, that might effect your journey.
10th August, 10am - 5pm.
Collection is only on this date.
19th October, 10am - 5pm.
Collection is only on this date.
4th October, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Exhibition open to the public:
5th October to 14th October