The RI seeks the best in contemporary watercolour and watermedia painting.
Acceptable media: Watercolour or water-soluble mediums including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (excluding water-soluble oils) painted on paper or paper based support.
The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists (see ‘Prizes & Awards’ below). It presents the opportunity to exhibit at a prestigious gallery in the heart of London alongside well-established artists and have your work seen by thousands of visitors, including buyers and collectors.
* * * DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 5 MARCH | EXHIBITION DATES UPDATED, SEE BELOW* * *
To make the process of submitting and selecting work simpler and safer, the Society will select works for exhibition from online only.
Selectors will make an assessment of each work based on the digital images supplied, following which selected artists will be asked to deliver their accepted work to Mall Galleries for exhibition.
How to Submit
ALL work must be submitted online. Selection from online entries will take place, after which selected artworks should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for exhibition:
– Upload images of work at mallgalleries.oess1.uk before 12 noon on Friday 5 March [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 5MB]
– Check mallgalleries.oess1.uk on Friday 19 March, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been selected for exhibition
– If selected, deliver your work on Saturday 8 May or Sunday 9 May, 10am to 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD
Submissions open: Monday 16 November 2020, 12 noon
Submissions close: Friday 5 March 2021, 12 noon
Selection notification: Friday 19 March, 12 noon
Receiving Days (if selected only): Saturday 8 May and Sunday 9 May, 10am to 5pm
Exhibition open: Thursday 20 May, 11am to 4pm
Exhibition closes: Saturday 29 May, 4pm
Collection of unsold work: Thursday 3 June and Friday 4 June, 10am to 5pm
Image: Non member exhibits 2020