The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts


Exhibition Details



The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts
The South West Academy Annual Open Exhibition 2022


The Annual Open Exhibition of Fine and Applied arts

The South West Academy (SWAc) invites all local, national and international fine and applied artists to enter the 2022 Open Exhibition to be held at Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, Devon. EX10 8NG. This is the 23rd consecutive call to artists for this exhibition which has been held ever since the turn of The Millennium. Work in three as well as two dimensions, applied arts and the fine arts are welcomed. Submissions are welcomed in a range of artforms including painting, drawing, print, sculpture, photography, textiles, multi-media, jewellery, glass and ceramics.

Entry Deadline: 03 October 2022 Midnight


Key Dates



Open For Entry: Monday 1 August 2022
Entry Deadline: Midnight - Monday 3 October 2022

Selection Notification: Wednesday 12 October 2022
Artwork Delivery: Sunday 30 October 2022, 12-3pm.

Private View: Thursday 3 November 2022 6.30-8.30pm including the Prize Awards and sponsors evening.

There will be Gallery Exhibition Awards, National Art Material Awards, cash prizes plus a Young Artist Award for under 25. Prizes have so far been kindly donated by The White Water Gallery, Flaunt it, Pegasus, Calmar Framing, South West Art Materials, The Brownston Gallery. Prize winners will be notified prior to the event so they can attend to collect prizes.
Exhibition Open To Public: Tuesday 1 November 2022 10.30 am - 4.30 pm 
Collection of unsold work: Saturday 12 November between 5.30 and 7.00pm

 

 


Entry Pricing


Standard Prices.
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
First or Single Entry Price: £16.00
Additional Entries: £16.00 per artwork up to 6 artworks.

Concession Price for Artists Under 26
Maximum Artwork Entries: 4
First or Single Entry Price: £14.00
Additional Entries: £14.00 per artwork up to 4 artworks.

SWAc Academicians Entry Only
Maximum Artwork Entries: 2
Free Entry

Artist Under 20 (up to and including 1st August)
Maximum Artwork Entries: 4
First or Single Entry Price: £10.00
Additional Entries: £10.00 per artwork up to 4 artworks.


Exhibition Entry Information


General Information
The South West Academy of Fine and Applied Arts invite submissions of work from visual and applied artists working in any medium. Please see restrictions listed under Exhibition Details. Submission is by online entry only. You can enter up to 6 works. The Selection panel may select up to a maximum of 4 works per artist. The exhibition will be held at the home of The South West Academy -  Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth, Devon. EX10 8NG

Eligibility
Submissions of work are invited from visual and applied artists working in any medium. Please see restrictions listed under Exhibition Details.

Submission Procedure
Submission is by online entry only. Please click on the link from our website at www.southwestacademy.org.uk and follow the instructions.

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 ' " & % * ( ) < > / \ ~ # + =

Restrictions.
All work should be clearly labelled with the artists’ name, title of work and selling price attached to a label on string attached to the rear of the work. Metal and clip frames are not acceptable. Work which is deemed as sharp or dangerous will not be exhibited. All 2D work should have exhibition quality cord securely attached to D rings on the back for hanging.

Artwork should be no more than 100cm in any direction for 2D work excluding textiles where 200cms long is accepted.

Artwork Types

  • 2D work with a maximum size 1 metre in any direction including frame. Work beyond this size will not be exhibited. All work should be ready to hang with D-rings and cord attached.
  • Sculpture not exceeding 1 metre square floor space or 2 metres in height. Works must be portable and structurally sound. Works must not be so fragile or unstable that they cannot be safely moved and displayed.
  • Ceramics.  Small collections of work in a series (up to 3 pieces) will count as one item. Ceramics should be delivered in a suitable container and boxes should be provided for items sold.
  • Jewellery. Small collections of work in a series (up to 3 items) will count as one item. Jewellery should be delivered in a suitable container and boxes should be provided for items sold.
  • Glass. Small collections of work in a series (up to 3 items) will count as one item. Glass should be delivered in a suitable container and boxes should be provided for sold items.
  • Textiles. Works should not be wider than 100 cms wide and 200 cms long, be supplied with relevant means by which they can be securely attached to a wall. The TOP should be clearly marked.

Pricing
All work selected for exhibition will be expected to be for sale. SWAc commission is charged at 40%. It will be assumed that the sale price includes the cost of any frame and our commission. Please allow for these points when pricing your work. Prices should include VAT if applicable. If you are VAT registered, please provide a VAT number in the box provided. Minimum sales price, excluding editions of prints, £200 per work.

Communications
All communication will be by email or posted on-line.  Applicants will be required to login to see if they have been selected and will be asked to download and print their application details to be delivered with the artwork. Please log in after 12 noon on Wednesday 12 October 2022 to check the selection outcome. Failure to do so could result in work being withdrawn from the exhibition.  Please make a note of your login-details and password.

Selection
The Selection Committee will select the works for the exhibition. The Selectors will consider all correctly completed submissions. The decision of the Selectors on all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into. All work preselected on-line will be entered directly into the exhibition as there is no final selection.

Insurance
Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. All works accepted for exhibition will be displayed entirely at the artists' risk and SWAc and Kennaway House will not accept liability for loss or damage occurring during the exhibition.

Delivery and Collection
Artists are responsible for the delivery and collection of their work to Kennaway House. All packaging materials must be removed after delivery (no storage is available for this) and brought back at collection. If you are applying from overseas, please consider how you will get your work to and from the exhibition at the required times.
Work not collected at the stated times will be subject to a daily charge of £10 after the first day and could be disposed of after one month. 

Framing
All 2D work should be framed and ready to hang with D rings and suitable cord attached. Box frames of not less than 3.5 cms in depth are acceptable. Metal and clip frames are not acceptable. Any work which is unframed, badly framed or arriving late may be excluded from the exhibition on the discretion of the selectors.

Labels.
Artists should attach a label with string to the reverse of 2D work or front of 3D work with name, title and exhibition sale price. This label should be attached such that the string will hang over the front of 2D work but not hang below once the label and string is placed behind the work.

Agreement
By submitting to the exhibition you are deemed to accept and agree to the following:
The decision of the Selectors on all matters is final, including exhibition layout and no correspondence will be entered into.
I understand that SWAc reserves the right to make such changes to the exhibition arrangements and these Terms & 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 exhibition, images of my work can be freely used by SWAc and associated organisations for exhibition promotional and publicity purposes.
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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