Society of Women Artists 157th Annual Open Exhibition

Society of Women Artists 157th Annual Open Exhibition

Open Call

Sep. 26, 2018
LONDON/United Kingdom
Deadline Jun. 22, 2018
Exhibition, Competition
Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Exhi...
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Society of Women Artists 157th Annual Open Exhibition

Founded as the Society of Female Artists, this unique group has held an annual exhibition in London of the work of women artists ever since 1857.  The annual open exhibition is held at the prestigious Mall Galleries this September 2018 with many exciting Prizes to be won.




£2,000 SWA Special Fine Art Award for 2D/3D Work 


£1000 Karin Walker Award for a Young Artist


£1000 Derwent Special Award  of Materials 


£500 SWA Fine Art Award for a SWA Member selected by Katherine Tyrrell


£500 Great Materials  for most innovative work


£500 Premium Art Brands Award


£300 Cavendish Venues Sculpture Award


Rosemary & Co - £100 Brushes  for any work on Canvas or Paper


Barbara Tate Memorial Award - Silver Ingot to an SWA Member


Artist’ Editor’s Choice Award - featured article in their magazine


HRH Princess Michael of Kent Watercolour Award – a signed Certificate


St. Cuthbert’s Paper Mill Award for any works on paper


President and Vice Presidents Award – a signed  Certificate for an Up and Coming Artist/Sculptor




Artists may upload images of their work online at The selectors will choose works to be delivered on Receiving Day, to be judged at final selection. N.B. Works that are pre-selected are not automatically accepted for the exhibition, but enables artists to submit works for initial consideration without transport and framing costs.


Online Submissions Friday 16 February – Friday 22 June 2018 at MIDDAY

On line notification of Results: Friday 29 June 2018

Receiving Day for wall hanging works: Saturday 28 July 2018, 10am - 5pm

Selection Days: Sunday and Monday, 29 and 30 July 2018, 9.30am - 5pm



Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf
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