Society of Scottish Artists

Exhibition Details

Society of Scottish Artists

A Society of Scottish Artist Members exhibition celebrating natures crucial creatures.

A new collaboration with The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club (SOC) to offer the next exciting exhibiting opportunity for our members, including information and research days for SSA Artists with the National Museum of Scotland’s Entomology Collection. *UPDATE*: Exhibition dates: 22 May - 28 June 2021

Entry Deadline: 15 March 2020 Midnight

Key Dates

Entry Deadline: 15 March 2020, Midnight.
Selection Notification: Early April 2020

Delivery of work (to Waterston House, Aberlady): Wednesday 19 May 2021
Collection of unsold work: 1 & 2 July 2021

Exhibition open to public: 22 May - 28 June 2021, open daily 10am-4pm

Entry Pricing

Standard Prices
Maximum Artwork Entries: 6
Free Entry - please check conditions in Entry Details and Information.

Exhibition Entry Information

General Information
The exhibition will be held at The Scottish Ornithologists’ Club, Waterston House, Aberlady, East Lothian.

Artists must be a member of the SSA to apply. Membership is open to all artists across the world. There is no additional submission fee. To join today please click here.

There are no restrictions on size, discipline or media. No reproductions or copies of any kind will be accepted.

Submission Please submit up to 6 images or/and a link to a video, a description of your work, biographical information and a short artist statement.

Proposals for an unrealised work might include sketches of the proposed work or images of past works and links to video or documentation.

All entries must be submitted using the online portal by the stated deadlines. Only works that have been pre-selected via the online submission process will be accepted.

Image Uploads
Image files should be JPG or PNG and no more than 5MB large. Upload time will depend on your internet connection speed so please be patient. If you are having problems uploading your images please use image editing software to resize your image to approximately 1600 pixels wide and then save as a new file. Image file names should not be too long and should not contain any invalid characters such as ‘ ” & % * ( ) < > / \ ~ # + =

Work selected for exhibition will be can be for sale. 40% commission is charged by the gallery. 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. Successful applicants will be notified by email and must respond within one week to confirm participation. 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.

Pre-selected works  All works that are pre-selected online are still subject to final selection by the panel on delivery to the gallery.

Plinths and Display Equipment 

Artists must provide their own floor standing plinths or display equipment. Any specialist display and hanging mechanisms must be clearly outlined in the submission proposal and any extra costs incurred should be covered by the artist.

Selected artists must supply their own electronic equipment if needed at the point of submission. All electronic equipment must be PAT tested prior to handing in. All equipment must be labelled with artist’s name and contact number.

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 will be required to cover the cost of transportation to and from the venue. We will work with artists to find the best and most cost-effective way of transporting works too and from the venue and are looking at various options to reduce costs such as sharing courier costs. Artists are responsible for insuring their own works. Work not collected at the stated times will be subject to a daily charge of £10 and will be disposed of after one week.

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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