Collaborations or collaborative works are works which fulfil all other eligible submission criteria except that they are produced by more than one artist.
Collaborative artworks will be listed in the brochure according to the surname of the first named artist (all artists names should be listed).
Where collaborative works sell, payment will be made in full of any sums due to the first named artist on the submission form. Each collaborative work submitted counts as one entry for each artist involved for the purpose of calculating the total number of works they are entitled to submit.
A member’s entitlement to have one work accepted and hung does not apply to collaborative pieces.
A submission fee at the standard rate is payable for each collaborative work involving one or more non members. Where submission rules are breached the Society reserves the right to disqualify the collaborative work without refunding the submission fee.
Digital prints are acceptable only if it is clear that they are original artworks made by the creative use of digital technology involving the “hand of the artist”. No photography or Giclée reproductions will be accepted unless as a minor part of a work produced by other means.
Exhibits must be original, the artist’s unaided work. Digital prints must be limited to maximum edition of 150. The selectors’ decision in all regards will be final.
Wall hanging works should be framed or stretched on a support suitable for attaching mirror plates. Please refer to the downloads page for instructions regarding mirror plates.
Metal frames or unframed glass will not be accepted. Perspex boxes for wall mounted works are only acceptable if mirror plates are correctly attached. If preselected and asked to deliver works to the gallery there must be no rings, nails or protruding screws on the frames. In addition mirror plates should be attached to the back of the work as per the instructions on the downloads page.
The judges shall be appointed by BSA in such number and of such qualification as it sees fit at its sole discretion. The Selectors and Judges’ decisions shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into. All works will be judged anonymously.
Initial online selection will be by a representative panel of 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, Jim Riseley (The Victoria Art Gallery) and David Simon (David Simon Contemporary).
The physical selection process for 3D work will be by a panel of society members and guest selectors including: Katie Ackrill (The Pound Art Centre).
Prizes (apart from the Public Choice Prize) will be judged by Dr. Chris Stephens, Director of The Holburne Museum and Rob Neil PRBSA Hon RWA Hon RBA and awarded at the Private View evening on Friday 17th May.
Bath Society of Artists reserves the right not to hang all selected works, whether this is due to lack of space or any other factor.
All works entered must be for sale. Except for prints prices must be a minimum of £100. Commission will be at the rate of 43.5% plus VAT. Prices must include the frame. Artists will be notified of sales; payment will be made by Bath Society of Artists after the exhibition closes (allow up to three months).
Artists submitting framed prints may offer additional unframed prints in the same run and need to indicate the number of available prints. The price for an unframed print should include UK delivery. It will be the artists’ responsibility to arrange packing and postage.
Both the Society and the Gallery will take every possible care of works; however, neither the Society nor Bath & North East Somerset Council can accept any responsibility for loss or damage to exhibits, however caused, while on the Gallery premises. Entrants should make their own insurance arrangements as required.
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