The Society of East Anglian Watercolourists


Exhibition Details



The Society of East Anglian Watercolourists
Selected Exhibition 2018


Celebrating excellence in watercolour across the East of England

East Anglia’s premier annual exhibition of water-based media. This exhibition is open to members of the Society of East Anglian Watercolourists and non-member artists who are resident in East Anglia.

Entry Deadline: 24 September 2018 Midnight


Key Dates


Open For Entry: 25th June 2018.
Entry Deadline: 24th September 2018, Midnight.

Selection Notification: 8th October 2018.
Artwork Delivery: 14th October, Times TBA

Private View: 15th October 2018, 6pm to 8pm.
Exhibition Open To Public: 16th October 2018 to 28th October 2018: Tuesday to Sunday 12 noon to 4pm.
Collection of unsold work: 29th October 2018, 4pm to 6pm
 


Entry Pricing


Standard Prices
Maximum Artwork Entries: 4
First or Single Entry Price: £10
Additional Entries: £10 per artwork up to 4 artworks.

Concession Price for SEAW Full Member
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
First or Single Entry Price: £5
Additional Entries: £5 per artwork up to 6 artworks.


Exhibition Entry Information


General Information
The exhibition will be held at Babylon Gallery, Waterside, Ely, CB7 4AU from 15/10/2017 to 28/10/2017

Eligibility
Submissions of work are invited from visual artists working in water-based media. Artists must be over the age of 18, and live in, or be associated with, the counties of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Bedfordshire. All work must be original - no prints will be accepted. 

All submitted paintings must be in watercolour or a water-soluble medium for at least 80% of the painting.  Works must be on an acid-free paper support. Water-based media include acrylic but this must not be used in impasto form. Water-soluble oils may not be used. 

Restrictions
Work must have been painted in the last 3 years and not been exhibited before within 20 miles of the venue. Work that has previously been submitted for the SEAW Selected Exhibition will not be eligible. Work must not exceed 1m in height or width. Submissions must be the original work of the artist named on the submission form. Work must be for sale and copyright vested in the named artist. 

If non-members have had work selected for 3 years, and have been invited to become a member of the SEAW, the non-member must thereafter become a member of the society in order to submit paintings to the SEAW Selected exhibition.

Non-members wishing to apply for membership should submit 4 paintings. If at least 2 paintings are selected, the artist will be asked for a further digital portfolio for consideration by the committee for membership eligibility. The committee may, at their discretion, invite artists who have submitted fewer paintings and had some selected for the exhibition, to submit a portfolio of work to the committee for membership consideration.  Details of requirements will be given at the time.

Presentation
Work must be securely framed and glazed with D-rings and cord securely attached to the frame. Works in metal frames or clip frames will not be accepted. Only cream, off-white or white mounts will be allowed although a ¼ inch coloured edge to separate painting from mount will be acceptable. In the case of float mounting only cream, off-white or white backing mounts must be used. All frames must be sealed with framing tape. 

All submitted works must bear a securely attached adhesive label on the reverse side of the work, stating name of artist, title, medium and price. 

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
Work selected for exhibition will be expected to be for sale. The minimum sale price for selected works is £150. Commission of 35% is charged by the Society. 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. If your work is sold at the exhibition you have a responsibility to account for UK taxes with H.M. Revenue & Customs where applicable.

Communications
All communication will be by email. Applicants will be able to login after the Selection Notification date to find out if they have been selected for the next stage.

Selection
The judges will select the works for the exhibition. The judges will consider all correctly completed submissions. The decision of the judges on all matters is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The judges for 2018 are:
John Crossley VPRWS: Artist
Lillias August RI: Artist
Juliet BowmakerI: Founder, Acuity Arts

Insurance
Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. All works accepted for exhibition will be displayed entirely at the artists' risk.  Organisers and the gallery 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 or one of the two local hubs. All packaging materials must be removed after delivery (no storage is available for this) and brought back at collection.  Work not collected at the stated times will be subject to a daily charge of £10 and will be disposed of after one week.

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 and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • I understand that The Organisers reserve the right to make such changes to the exhibition arrangements and these Terms & Conditions as may be deemed necessary by circumstances.
  • I authorise The Organisers 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 The Organisers, The Gallery and associated organisations for 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 the full terms and conditions and by submitting this application I accept and agree to observe all the Terms And Conditions therein.

Prizes and Awards

There are a number of prizes and awards available for this exhibition:

The Royal Watercolour Society Award: Open category

The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour Award: Open category

The Sorrell Award: Open category

The Babylon Gallery Award: Open category

 

The Daniel Smith Award: For best use of colour

The Daniel Smith Award: For innovation in use of watercolour

The St Cuthberts Mill Award: For an outstanding pure watercolour

The Brush Award: For a painting that displays brush expertise

The SEAW Members Award: Open category

The Tindalls Rosebowl Award: Open category

Tindalls Award: Open category





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