The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour


Exhibition Details



The Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour
142nd Annual Exhibition


Open Submission

Artists are invited to submit two works to the RSW Annual exhibition. All works must be in a water based medium, this includes gouache, acrylic, pen & ink, collage and mixed media as well as traditional watercolour. Works submitted should be suitably presented and able to be hung, with no fixings on the back. Any unsuitable presentation may prejudice the hanging of works. No editioned prints will be accepted.

Entry Deadline: 13 November 2022 Midnight

Preselection in Progress

Selection Is currently In progress, please login again after 5pm on 3 December 2022 To find out If you have been preselected for the next stage.


Key Dates


Open For Entry: 9 October 2022
Entry Deadline: 13 November 2022, Midnight

Selection Notification: 3 December 2022
Artwork Delivery: 14 and 15 January 2023, 10am to 4.30pm

Private View: 20 January 2023, 6pm to 8pm.
Exhibition Open To Public: 21 January 2023 to 16 February 2023, 10am to 5pm.
Collection of unsold work: 18 and 19 February 2023, 10am to 4.30pm.
 


Entry Pricing


Standard Prices.
Maximum Artwork Entries: 2
First or Single Entry Price: £20.00
Additional Entries: £10.00 per artwork up to 2 artworks.


Exhibition Entry Information


General Information
The exhibition will be held at The Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL, open to the public between the following dates 21st January - 26th February 2023

Eligibility
All works must be in a water based medium, this includes gouache, acrylic, pen & ink, collage and mixed media as well as traditional watercolour. Works submitted should be suitably presented and able to be hung, with no fixings on the back. Any unsuitable presentation may prejudice the hanging of works. No editioned prints will be accepted.

Restrictions
Up to two works may be entered. One of unlimited size and one small work, maximum dimensions 60cm x 60xm.

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

Pricing
All exhibitors will be charged a commission of 40% on the sale price of work sold in the Exhibition. Please take this into account when pricing your work. All works must be for sale.  Prices should include VAT if applicable. If you are VAT registered please provide a VAT number in the box provided.

Submission Fee

£20 for first work. £10 for second work. To be paid at the time of online submission.

Selection & Physical Submissions   

After 3rd December 2022, artists will be required to log in to the OESS system to be advised of works which have been selected, and these works should then be submitted to the RSA Galleries on Artwork Receiving Days 14th and 15th January 2023. Please note any works not adhering to the conditions set out in this document may, at the Discretion of the Council/Hanging Committee, be rejected.

If selected, works must be free of all hooks and clearly marked ‘This Way Up’. Please download a label and attach this to the back of your work. This label must be able to hang freely over the front of the work and should include your name, title of artwork, price and a contact phone number and email address.
Please also attach a permanent label to your work with name, title, price and a contact phone number.

Data Protection forms will be emailed to artists who have had their work selected, prior to physical submission. Please print this off, complete, and attach to the back of your artwork.

Hanging Fee 

There is a £10 hanging fee for each work selected. Payment of hanging fees can be made by cash or card at the RSA on delivery of work,or sent in an envelope with the art courier delivering your work. BACS transfer can also be made, via the RSW Administrator by emailing rswsecretary@robbferguson.co.uk

Please note, if an artwork is not hung for any reason, any hanging fees that have been paid by an artist will be refunded. If necessary the RSW Administrator will arrange this.

Communications

All communication will be by email or via the online login process. Applicants will be required to login to see if they have been preselected. They will then need to print a label and a Data Protection Form which will be emailed to them. These should be delivered with the artwork if invited to physically submit the work.  The decision of the Selectors on all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Insurance
Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. All works accepted for exhibition will be displayed entirely at the artists' risk and organisers and the RSW 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 at the Gallery. All packaging materials must be removed after delivery (no gallery 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.

No works can be removed until the Exhibition closes under any circumstances.  All works must be uplifted on the dates stated.  There is no storage of any kind at the RSA and the RSW will not be responsible for storage of any uncollected works.  Work not collected at the stated times will be subject to a daily charge of £10 and will be disposed of after one week.

All works must be delivered to the South Entrance (facing National Galleries), Royal Scottish Academy Building, The Mound, Edinburgh. There is no vehicle access at the RSA. Artists should make every attempt to use carriers or to come on foot/by public transport. Group deliveries can be arranged in advance with the Administrator. A registration number will be required and specific time for delivery arranged. 

Our recommended art couriers

–     Van GoGo2 (Stuart Horsburgh) – vangogo2@gmail.com (Edinburgh, Glasgow, the        Borders)
–      Ali MacAuley – ali@agentali.art (Edinburgh, Glasgow)
–      John Lawrence – johnlawrence48@icloud.com (Aberdeenshire, Dundee, Fife)
–      Paul Gilzean – pggilzean@btinternet.com (Aberdeenshire, Dundee, Fife, Perth)
–      Aardvark Art Services – www.aardvarkartservices.com (UK)
–      Picture Post – picture-post.webnode.com (UK)
–      Central Link Couriers – www.central-linkcouriers.co.uk (UK, Europe)


Agreement

By submitting to the exhibition, you are deemed to accept and agree to the following:

The RSW 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.

That The Organisers reserve the right to make such changes to the exhibition arrangements and to these Terms & Conditions as may be deemed necessary by circumstances.

You authorise The RSW to process, store, and utilise the data in your submission and agree that, if selected for exhibition, images of your work can be freely used by The RSW for promotional and publicity purposes.

All information provided by you is true and accurate and that the work submitted is wholly of your own creation.

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





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