Royal Institute of Oil Painters 2016


Submissions are invited to the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) Annual Exhibition 2016 at Mall Galleries.

Founded in 1882, the ROI seeks work in oils and is the only national art society devoted exclusively to oil painting.

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters seek submissions that illustrate the many and varied ways in which artists use oil paint today.

There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:

The Alan Gourley Memorial Award – £1,000. The Stanley Grimm Prize – Two awards of £700, to the painters whose work receive the most votes from visitors to the exhibition. Winsor & Newton Oil Painters Awards (for artists aged 35 or under) – £1,000, £600 and £400 worth of Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials. The Phyllis Roberts Award – £2,000 to a young painter; plus many more.

How to Submit

ALL work must be submitted online.

– Upload images of work at between Monday 23 May and Friday 26 August 2016, 12 noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 1MB]


Online Submissions Close: Friday 26 August, 12 noon

Entry Conditions

Any artist over 18 may submit.

Acceptable media: Oils. Acrylic is acceptable if it is framed as an oil, so as not to spoil the general appearance od the exhibition. Glazing or wide mounts between painting and frame, as in watercolours, are not acceptable.

Submission fee: £15 per work at the time of submitting (£10 per work for artists aged 35 or under).

Work must have been completed in the last three years and not been exhibited in London previously.

Minimum sale price: £300. Maximum of six works submitted. Maximum of four works selected.

Works must be framed for final selection. Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension. Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.

To submit online and for full terms and conditions please visit the website:


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