Tuesday 22 September 2020 at 5pm

Online submission will open on 14 August 2020.


The Competition is open to all British and International artists (see Rules/Guidelines on Shipping & Couriers) over the age of 18 years old on 20th March 2020.


Members of the Society can enter up to 3 works for free.

Non-members can enter up to 2 works.

1 work – £15

2 works – £27

Young artists (aged 18 – 25) may submit up to 2 works at £5 per work.


Exhibits may be paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints or mixed media. Digital prints and collaborative artworks can be submitted – see rules and guidelines for further details. No photography or Giclée reproductions will be accepted.

Exhibits must be original, the artist’s unaided work.

There are no size or weight restrictions within reason. The gallery does show off larger works to advantage; sizes of up to 150cm have been exhibited previously but bear in mind that even if a work is accepted there may not always be room to hang it. Sculptures should be stable and safe to exhibit.

Works must be for sale for a minimum of £100, with the exception of prints.


In order to enter please go to online entry and complete the registration form where you will be asked to enter your details and pay for your submission. Please note that payment does NOT mean your application is complete – you will need to upload images of your work before 5 May 2020 in order to be considered.

If you have never used the site before you will be sent an email with login details. Please follow the instructions in the email. If you have entered before you will be asked to log in when using the registration form.

In order to complete your application you must upload an image of your work/works. If you have successfully registered you will be able to edit your entry via the online entry tab. Here you can upload the images and enter the details of your work. You are free to go back and make any changes up until the deadline on the 5 May 2020. After this point your entry will be automatically entered and you will not be able to edit anything.


Initial online selection will be by a representative panel of Bath Society members.

The physical selection process for wall hung work will be by a panel of society members and guest selectors including: David Inshaw RWA, President of the Bath Society of Artists; Jon Benington, Victoria Art Gallery Manager; artist Charlotte Sorapure; and Jessica Lloyd-Smith, of Modern Art Buyer.

The physical selection process for 3D work will be by a panel of society members and guest selector, artist Lou Baker.



Total non-member entries were 560 of which 234 were selected (members works selected 171).


Total non-member entries were 530 of which 198 were selected (members works selected 192)


The Society will aim to preselect approximately 400 non-member entries of which it is expected that approximately 200 will be selected for the show.


Prizes include:

• Bath Society of Artists Prize (£1,500)
• Bath Society of Artists Runner-up prize (£750)
• The Public Choice Prize (£500)
• The Harry Walker Young Artist’s Prize (£250)
• Bath Society of Artists Prize for a 3D work (£250)
• Bath Society of Artists Painting prize (£250)
• Bath Society of Artists Drawing prize (£250)
• Bath Society of Artists Print Prize
• Alan Casse Print Prize (£100)
• Meltone Framing Prize (£100 voucher for framing)
• Minerva Portrait Prize (£50 voucher for Minerva Art Supplies)
• Pegasus Art Prize (£100 voucher for art materials)
• St Cuthbert’s Mill Watercolour Prize (watercolour paper)


Bath Society of Artists: 115th Exhibition 2020

Victoria Art Gallery
Bridge Street
Bath, BA2 4AT

NEW DATES 24th October 2020 to 9th January 2021

Opens daily 10.30am – 5pm


Online submission opens14 August 2020
Online submission deadline22 September 2020 at 5pm
Artists notified of digital selection results TBC
Delivery of works to Victoria Art GalleryTBC
Artists notified of final selection resultsTBC
Collection of unselected worksTBC
Collection of unselected worksTBC
Private ViewingTBC
Exhibition open24 October 2020 to 9 January 2021
Collection of unselected worksTBC
Collection of unselected worksTBC
Collection of unsold workTBC
Collection of unsold workTBC

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