The Mall Galleries call for entries
The Mall Galleries in London invites artists to submit work for an exhibition alongside members of the Royal Society of Marine Artists at their Annual Exhibition 2020.
If you create paintings or sculptures that involve the sea and the marine environment, including harbours and shorelines, traditional craft and contemporary shipping, creeks, beaches, wildlife – in short anything that involves tidal water, then make sure to enter.
How to submit
All work must be submitted online. Pre-selection from online entries will take place, after which pre-selected entries should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for final selection.
For conditions and details on how to upload your work and viewing your submission, important dates to remember and checking if your work has been accepted, go to the Mall Galleries website.
Submissions open: Monday 27 April 2020, 12 noon
Submissions close: Friday 26 June, 12 noon
Prizes & Awards
There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:
Baltic Exchange Award: For an outstanding work in the exhibition, selected by the Society’s President on behalf of Baltic Exchange, a membership organisation at the heart of the maritime community providing services relied upon worldwide by shipping market participants. Value £2,000.
The Charles Pears Award: For an outstanding work, in any medium, by a non-member. Presented by the RSMA in memory of Charles Pears, founding member and first President. Value £500.
The Kenneth Denton Award: For a work on the theme ‘The Sea in all its Moods’. Made possible by the generosity of long-standing member Kenneth Denton. Value £500.
The Murray’s Commercial Fishing Award: For a work in any medium depicting commercial fishing. Value £500.
The RSMA Award for the Best Small Painting: For a work in any medium measuring no more than 30 cm / 12 inches along the longest dimension (excluding frame). Made possible by the generosity of a Life Member. Value: £300.
The RSMA New Generation Award: Awarded by the Society, the successful artist will receive £250 and have a dedicated page in the catalogue featuring the winning work and a short biography. Open to all artists aged 35 or under at the time of submission.
The Sea Pictures Gallery Award: Working Relationships; for work depicting the working side of the marine environment. Any medium or sculpture. Value £250.
The Topbond Marine Award: For works depicting marine engineering or construction activities in harbours, estuaries or marine waters within the UK. Value £250.
The Winsor & Newton Oil Prize: £250 worth of Winsor & Newton materials for a notable oil painting.
The Derek Gardner Award: For a work on the theme “Sea and Sky”. Given by Mary Gardner in memory of her husband, past member Derek Gardner. Value £150.
The Russell and Chapple Canvas Prize: Russell and Chapple, a specialist supplier of canvas and stretcher bars for nearly 250 years, is proud to present their prize for an outstanding work in oils or acrylics: £100 worth of Russell and Chapple canvas and bar supplies.
The Artist Magazine Award: The winner will be interviewed for a feature in The Artist magazine.
The Classic Boat Award: The winner will take home a handsome, hand-crafted sculpture by Astins Sailing Sculptures, given for the most atmospheric depiction of a classic boat.
The R K Burt Paper Prize: High quality artist paper for a work on paper.