Artists should securely attach a label to their sculpture with string. The label should have the artist’s name, telephone number, email address, the title of the work, and the price.


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 must be framed or stretched on a support suitable for attaching mirror plates. Please refer to the entry form/links 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 must be attached to the back of the work as per the instructions on the entry form/links page.


International artists who wish to submit work into the Open Exhibition will be responsible for their shipping costs. No deliveries can be accepted by the Victoria Art Gallery before or after the handing in day. If you are an artist in the UK and you are unable to deliver your work in person and a friend cannot help, we recommend using a professional art courier.

Below is a list of couriers who may be able to deliver on the handing in day. Booking couriers is the artists responsibility and delivery is at the artist’s own expense.

Ensure that deliveries are labelled with the Artist’s name and Exhibition title. It is not the responsibility of the Victoria Art Gallery staff to liaise with delivery companies.

Please note that couriers cannot accept works if the paint is not completely dry.

Possible couriers:

Picture Post Company

JD Art Transport

Shiply Art Couriers at

Chequers Transport and Courier Services at


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.

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%. 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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