RWA calls for submissions for 160th Autumn Exhibition showcasing contemporary art

By Ruth Hazard | 30 August 2012
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Scenes from last year's Autumn Exhibition at the RWA© RWA Press
Contemporary art makers take note: The Royal West of England Academy is calling for submissions for its 160th Annual Autumn Exhibition.

Whether it's painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture or architecture, the competition welcomes entries from all artistic disciplines in a bid to be, as the Academy’s Janette Kerr explains, “as representative of current art practice as possible”.

For 2012, Kerr says the panel are looking for “quality of execution" and the "impact" the work has - intriguing, striking or provocative.

Entry is open to all: last year’s exhibition featured 508 works by a range of unknown, emerging and established artists.

Every piece will be put up for sale, offering finalists a chance to showcase their work to art-lovers and art-buyers from far and wide.

There's also a selection of exhibition prizes up for grabs and a chance for one finalist to feature in an article by ART magazine.

This year’s exhibition will be open from October 21 and will feature a new on-site Art Clinic where local experts will help guide budding collectors with purchasing artwork.

Submissions should be made via the RWA website by 19 September.
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