Tuesday 9th OctoberRSMA Friends' Evening: Ticket required. 5.30 – 7.30pm
Wednesday 10th OctoberPrivate View: Invitation only. 11.00am – 8.00pm.
Thursday 11 October
Exhibition open to the public. 10.00am – 5.00pm.
Saturday 20 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:
13 July, from 12 noon, (if your work/works are pre-selected then please deliver them to the Mall Galleries on the receiving day - 11th 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 Monday 9 April 2018, 12 noon and Friday 6 July, 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 Friday 13 July, 12 noon, to see if your work has been pre-selected.
If pre-selected, deliver your work on Saturday 11 August, 10am to 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD.
Check mallgalleries.org.uk on Tuesday 14 August, 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 Thursday 16 August, 10am to 5pm.
Pre-submission opens: 9 April 2018, 12 noon
Pre-submission closes: 6 July, 12 noon
Pre-selection notification: 13 July, 12 noon (Log in to see if your work has been pre-selected)
Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): 11 August, 10am to 5pm
Acceptance notification: 14th August, 12 noon
Collection of unaccepted work: 16 August, 10am to 5pm
Exhibition open: 11th October, 10am - 5pm
Exhibition closes: 20th October, 5pm
Collection of unsold work: 25th October, 10am - 5pm
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 a work on the theme 'The Sea in all its Moods'. Made possible by the generosity of long-standing member Kenneth Denton.
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 on the theme 'Sea and Sky'. Given by Mary Gardner in memory of her husband, past member Derek Gardner.
Russell and Chapple, a specialist supplier of canvas and stretcher bars for nearly 250 years, is proud to present their prize for an outstanding work in oils or acrylics.
Value: £100 worth of canvas supplies and bar supplies.
For a work depicting the working side of the marine environment.
The winner will take home a handsome, hand-crafted sculpture by Astins Sailing Sculptures, given for the most atmospheric depiction of a classic boat.
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 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.
The successful artist will receive £250 and have a dedicated page in the catalogue featuring the winning work and a short biography. Open to all artists aged 35 or under at the close of submissions.
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
£18 for each work. (£12 per work for artists aged 35 and under).
The Mall Galleries' commission is 45% (plus VAT).
Saturday 11th 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.
Thursday 16 August, 10am to 5pm.
Collection is only on this date.
Thursday 25 October, 10am to 5pm.
Collection is only on this date.
10th October, 11:00am – 8:00pm
Exhibition open to the public:
11th October to 20th October