RI 2017 – How to Enter
How to enter paintings for the RI 205th Open Exhibition 2017
Submissions for the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours 205th Exhibition have now closed.
Pre-selection notification: Friday 13 January, 12 noon
Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): Saturday 11 February, 10am – 5pm
Acceptance notification: Tuesday 14 February, 12 noon
Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 16 February, 10am – 5pm
Exhibition open: Thursday 6 April, 10am – 5pm (closed all day on Easter Sunday, 16 April)
Exhibition closes: Saturday 22 April, 1pm
Unsold collection: Thursday 27 April, 10am – 5pm
Any artist over 18 may submit.
Acceptable media: Watercolour or water-soluble mediums, including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (with the exception of water-soluble oils) painted on paper or paper based support.
Submission fee: £15 per work payable at the time of submitting (£10 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
Maximum of six works submitted.
Maximum of four works selected.
Paintings must be framed in a light coloured mount under glass.
Works should not be larger than 2.4m high and 1.5m wide.
Minimum price: £450.
Artists who are not resident in the UK but are resident in the EU are welcome to submit work. If your work is sold at the exhibition you have a responsibility to register and account for UK VAT with H.M. Revenue & Customs. Artists submitting work from outside the UK and EU must be registered BEFORE they submit online. Artists without a UK residence (known as ‘NETPs’ – non-established taxable persons) can find further details on ‘NETP’ status and how to register for VAT at www.hmrc.gov.uk, (HM Revenue & Customs Reference: Notice 700/1, Mar 2014) under the heading ‘Should I be registered for VAT?’ Please note: the registration process can take up to 4 weeks. Please address any questions you may have to the VAT Helpline on tel. no. 0845 010 9000 or, if your call is from outside the UK, +44 2920501 261.
Artists sending work from abroad should use a picture carrier. Many artists use Picture Post as they offer a packing and delivery service for our exhibitions (we do not accept any liability for their services). Picture Post – Tel: 0044 (0)1302 711011 / Mobile: 07833 450788 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prizes & Awards
There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:
The Leathersellers’ Prize: £1,000 awarded by The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers to an artist between 18 and 30 years old
The Cass Art Prize: A prize of £200 of art supplies from Cass Art, awarded to a work demonstrating the most innovative use of colour
The Matt Bruce RI Memorial Award: An award of £500 for what is considered the most outstanding use of light and colour in a watercolour
The John Purcell Paper Prize: Paper to the value of £100 awarded to a work chosen by John Purcell
The Debra Manifold Memorial Award: Presented by the Linda Blackstone Gallery, an award for the most innovative work in the exhibition
The Escoda Barcelona Award: A set of Escoda’s finest brushes for an outstanding landscape painting
Schmincke Award: A Schmincke watercolour set awarded to a work judged to be outstanding
Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award: An outstanding work chosen by the art critic and broadcaster Anthony J Lester
The Frank Herring Easel Award: An easel presented for an outstanding work in the exhibition by Frank Herring & Sons
The Dry Red Press Award: The winning work will be published as a greeting card in the Dry Red Press ‘Prize Winners’ range, with royalties from the sale of the cards going to the artist.
Megan Fitzoliver Brush Award: For a work that most inspires a connection with the natural world.
The James Fletcher-Watson RI Award: £500 for the best pure watercolour in the exhibition
The Neil Meacher RI Award – an award of £250 for an outstanding watercolour