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Society of Graphic Fine Art: Call to Artists
Society of Graphic Fine Art: Call to Artists

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Fee: £20 / Prize: Exhibition

Society of Graphic Fine Art: Call to Artists

Discipline: Multi-Discipline. Established in 1919, the Society of Graphic Fine Art exists to promote and exhibit original works of high quality in colour or black and white, with the emphasis on excellence in drawing and draughtsmanship, demonstrated by hand...

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Time & Location

05 gen 2024, 23:30

Fee: £20 / Prize: Exhibition

About the event

Society of Graphic Fine Art 103rd Annual Open. Non-Members.

Non-Members 2024

Established in 1919, the Society of Graphic Fine Art exists to promote and exhibit original works of high quality in colour or black and white, with the emphasis on excellence in drawing and draughtsmanship, demonstrated by hand. This includes all media including pencil, pen, brush, painting, charcoal, conté and any of the forms of original printmaking. The Society holds an annual Open exhibition in London with selected work, several Members Only exhibitions with no selection, in London and the regions and also online exhibitions. The Society welcomes and encourages members to take an active part in the Society, in regional events, social media, videos and drawing days.

Call Status: Open for Entry

Exhibition Location: UK

Exhibition Type: Gallery

Entry Deadline: 05/01/2024, 5pm

Exhibition Contact:

Key Dates

Artist Entry Dates

Entry Deadline Date: 5 January 2024

Entry Deadline Time: 5 pm

Selection Dates

Selection Notification: Friday 16 February 2024

Artwork Delivery: Saturday 09 March 2024 10.00 am to 4.00 pm to Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James, London SW1

Hanging Day: Sunday 10 March 2024 1.30 to 5.30, Monday 9.30 to 11.45 am

Exhibition Dates

Private View: Tuesday 12 March 2024 6.00 - 8.30 pm.

Exhibition Open to Public: Monday 11 to Saturday 16 March 2024

Times Monday 12.00 to 5.00, Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 to 5.00

Collection of unsold work: Wednesday 20 March 2024 10.00 to 5.00

Entry Pricing and Concessions

Standard Prices.

Maximum Artwork Entries: 5

First or Single Entry Price: £20.00

Additional Entries: £20.00 per artwork up to 5 artworks.

Terms and Conditions

Please print out this information for reference to prevent unnecessary enquiries.

General Information The exhibition will be held at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James, London SW1. Eligibility Submissions of work are invited from visual artists working in any medium which demonstrate evidence of drawing.

Artwork Types The SGFA exists to promote fine art drawing skills, to this end the selection committee will be looking for strong evidence of drawing in the work submitted.

Work that is eligible for submission includes: Drawings in any medium, monochrome or colour - pencil, coloured pens and pencils, pen and ink, pastels and oil pastels, charcoal, conté, etc. Any work based on photographs must have the photographer's permission.

Size of Pictures based on outside frame measurements: Pictures up to 65 cm x 65 cm count as 1 work = £20. Pictures between 65 cm x 1.30 m count as 2 works = £40 (largest dimension) Pictures over this size count as 3 works = £60 and are at the Council's discretion. Please select the entry number accordingly at the start of the entry process to make the correct payment. Oversized artworks submitted with incorrect payment will not be hung.

Any original artwork which demonstrates evidence of drawing by hand: - original printmaking, watercolours, acrylics, oils and 3-Dimensional work.

Restrictions Work that is NOT eligible includes:

Digital imagery generated by computer.

Giclee prints and all other reproductions and facsimiles.

Work shown previously at Mall Galleries.

Work that is more than three years old.

Any work that might infringe on copyright law or is an identifiable reproduction of another’s composition (regardless of media) even with copyright waiver, or if the permission of the artist has been obtained.

All work must be for sale.

Pricing for framed work must observe minimum prices: Paintings and drawings £300; edition prints £180

Instructions for selected framed work

All framed work must be presented unpacked, labelled and ready for hanging.

Work must be labelled on the back in BLOCK CAPITALS with: Name of Artist, Title, Medium, Price.

Framing must be robust and sealed.

No hooks are required. Works should be sufficient to withstand mirror plating for hanging purposes. There should be no projections whatsoever from the back or front of the works. This is to prevent damage to other works.

Metal frames and clip frames are inadmissible. Elaborate framing and/or coloured mounts are not acceptable.

All framing must be of a professional standard and without damage.

The SGFA reserves the right to reject any work which has framing unsuitable for hanging, or is presented in an unacceptable condition.

Submission Procedure Submission is by online entry only. Please click on the link from our website and follow the instructions. Pricing Work selected for exhibition must be for sale. Commission of 40% will be charged for non-member sales.  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.  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 selected and will be asked to download and print their application details to be delivered with the artwork. Failure to do so could result in work being withdrawn from the exhibition.  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.

Please note: Non-members and Affiliates may submit up to 5 artworks in total of which only a maximum of 3 works will be accepted. Insurance Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. All works accepted for exhibition will be displayed entirely at the artist's risk and 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 Mall Galleries. 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. In the event of damaged work arriving at the gallery, this is entirely at the responsibility of the artist. Work not collected at the stated times will be transported to Art Moves of Chelsea and subject to a weekly charge.

If selected, your work must be delivered and collected directly to/from the Mall Galleries. Or you can make your own arrangements with Art Moves of Chelsea where there will be a charge for storage and delivery/collection at your own cost. Also Art Moves will charge per week for late collection at your own cost.

Contact Sharon at Art Moves of Chelsea, Chelsea Self Storage, Blantyre Street, London, SW10 0EQ, for details.  Tel: 020 7352 7492.

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