The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts

Exhibition Details

The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts
Reflections 2020

Guest Judges: Rosa Sepple RI, Anthony Frost, Joseph Hillier

The Academy is postponing its annual Open Exhibition to focus specifically upon artists’ responses to this extraordinary year. As an on-line exhibition, Reflections 2020 will provide a forum for artists’ work to remain in the public eye whilst respecting the need to be vigilant and maintain appropriate social distancing. Reflections 2020 invites artists to enter 2D and 3D work that reflects their own experience, interpretation and observations of the impact of the pandemic: social distancing, isolation, lockdown, solace, the natural world, celebrating the NHS & Key Workers, volunteering, recovery, ‘new normal’, renewal, re-thinking.

Entry Deadline: 09 October 2020 Midnight

Key Dates

Artist Entry Dates

Open for Entry:  Monday 20th July 2020

Entry Deadline Date: Friday 9th October 2020

Entry Deadline Time: Midnight


Selection Dates

Selection Deadline: Friday 23rd October 2020

Selection Notification: Wednesday 28th October 2020: artists must log back in to this system for notification message


Exhibition Dates

Wednesday 4th November 2020 – Friday 11th December 2020


Other Key Dates

Notification of Prize Awards: Wednesday 11th November 2020

Notification of Public Choice Vote: Monday 14th December 2020

Entry Pricing

Standard Prices
Maximum Artwork Entries: 4
First or Single Entry Price: £12.00
Additional Entries: £10.00 per artwork up to 4 artworks.

Concession Price for Artists Under 26
Maximum Artwork Entries: 4
First or Single Entry Price: £10.00
Additional Entries: £8.00 per artwork up to 4 artworks.

Concession Price for Members Entry
Maximum Artwork Entries: 4
Free Entry
Up to 2 artworks: £0.00
Up to 4 artworks: £10.00

Exhibition Entry Information

Submissions of work are invited from visual and applied artists working in any medium except film or video. Please see restrictions/categories listed under Exhibition Details.

Submission Procedure
Submission is by online entry only. You can enter up to 4 works (please refer to Artwork details under Exhibition Details below). The Selection Panel may select up to a maximum of 4 works per artist. 


  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Original Print
  • Mixed Media
  • Digitally produced still imagery
  • Sculpture
  • Ceramics - small collections of work in a series (up to 3 pieces) will count as one item
  • Jewellery - small collections of work in a series (up to 3 items) will count as one item. 
  • Glass - small collections of work in a series (up to 3 items) will count as one item.
  • Textiles


2D work and sculptures selected for exhibition will be expected to be for sale with a minimum sale price of £175 and £100 for original prints, photography and digitally produced imagery. Ceramics, jewellery, glass and textiles can be individually priced. SWAc commission is charged at 20%.

It will be assumed that the sale price includes the cost of SWAc commission, and the cost of any frame. If the work is not framed then this must be clearly stated in the accompanying details and reflected in the sale price. Please allow for all of these points plus postage and packing or courier costs when pricing your work. Prices should include VAT if applicable. If you are VAT registered, please provide a VAT number in the box provided. 

Image Uploads
Image files should be JPG or PNG and no more than 5MB large. Upload time will depend on your internet connection speed so please be patient. If you are having problems uploading your images please use image editing software to resize your image to approximately 1600 pixels wide and then save as a new file. Image file names should not be too long and should not contain any invalid characters such as ' " & % * ( ) < > / \ ~ # + =

By submitting to the exhibition you are deemed to accept and agree to the following:
I understand that the decision of the Selection Panel Judges on all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into;
I understand that SWAc reserves the right to make such changes to the on-line exhibition arrangements and these Terms and Conditions as may be deemed necessary by circumstances;
I authorise SWAc to process, store, and utilise the data in my submission and agree that, if selected for the on-line exhibition, images of my work can be freely used by SWAc, and associated organisations for promotional and publicity purposes;
I understand that I will be informed if my work is sold and that it is the responsibility of the artist to make arrangements to deliver the work to the purchaser;

I understand that the work remains at all times the liability of the artist.

I confirm that all information provided by me is true and accurate and that the work submitted is wholly of my own creation.

I have read and understood these terms and conditions and by submitting this application I accept and agree to observe all the Terms and Conditions therein.

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