162 Annual Open Exhibition
The Royal West of England Academy holds an Annual Open Exhibition now in its 162nd year. As the name suggests anyone can enter their work for this mixed discipline show. A selection panel assesses every entry and last year 560 works by 348 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. The exhibition is open to the public from 12 October – 7 December 2014.
Entry to the 162 Annual Open Exhibition opens on 2 June 2014 and closes on 27 August 2014 at 5pm. Submissions of painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architecture and moving image from unknown, emerging and established artists, including RWA Academicians are invited. Please note that entry fees apply.
Pre-selection takes place online, after which successful artists will need to bring their work to the RWA for final selection in September. Transport will be available from designated venues in London, Birmingham, Exeter and Penzance. For more information you can download our transport information sheet here.
For a list of fees and dates regarding submission, please refer to the Terms & Conditions. You can download a copy of these below, please note there are three versions therefore please ensure that you select the correct option:
General Public (includes students, RWA Friends and RWA Artist Network)
Academician Candidate (you have applied to become an Academician in 2014 and have been invited to exhibit at this year’s Annual Open Exhibition).
Academician (you are an RWA Academician)
How do I enter?
All entries must be made online using our Online Submission System (OSS). You must read the Terms & Conditions before applying. For guidance on how to use OSS please read our OSS User Guide.
For images of last year’s exhibition please visit the Flickr site here.
Royal West of England Academy
Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX
0117 973 5129