Society of Graphic Fine Art

Exhibition Details

Society of Graphic Fine Art
101st Annual Open. Honorary, Full and Associate Members only.

Members Only 2022

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 including the Open exhibition.
The Society welcomes and encourages members to take an active part in the Society, in regional events, social media, videos and drawing days.

Entry Deadline: 03 March 2022 Midnight

Preselection in Progress

Selection Is currently In progress, please login again after 5 pm on 18 April 2022 To find out If you have been preselected for the next stage.

Key Dates

Artist Entry Dates
Entry Deadline Date: 3 March 2022
Entry Deadline Time: Midnight

Selection Dates
Selection Notification: 18 April 2022
Artwork Delivery: Saturday 14 May 10.00 am to 2.00 pm to Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James London SW1

Hanging Day: Monday 16 May 9.30 to 5.30

Exhibition Dates

Open Afternoon: Tuesday 17 May 2022 2.00 to 4.30 pm. Prizegiving at 3.00 pm

Exhibition Open to Public: Tuesday 17 to Saturday 21 May 2021

Times 10.00 to 5.00 

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 26 May 10.00 to 5.00

Entry Pricing

Standard Prices.
Maximum Artwork Entries: 4
Free Entry - please check conditions in Entry Details and Information.

Honorary or Associate Member
Maximum Artwork Entries: 4
Free Entry

Full Member
Maximum Artwork Entries: 5
Free Entry

Exhibition Entry Information

General Information
The exhibition will be held at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James, London SW1.

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.

Size of Pictures based on outside frame measurements:
Pictures up to 80 cm x 80 cm count as 1 work.
Pictures between 80 cm x 1.60 m count as 2 works.
Pictures over this size count as 3 works and are at the Council's discretion.

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

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 or hung in an SGFA London exhibition.

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; editioned 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

Work selected for exhibition must be for sale. Commission of 40% will be charged for non-member sales and 35% for members’ 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. 

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. 

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.

Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. All works accepted for exhibition will be displayed entirely at the artists' 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.
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.

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 reserves 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 these terms and conditions and by submitting this application I accept and agree to observe all the Terms And Conditions therein.


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