Society of Scottish Artists

Exhibition Details

Society of Scottish Artists

A Society of Scottish Artists members’ exhibition at Old Gala House.

The Society of Scottish Artists are delighted to announce a new collaboration with Live Borders in Old Gala House, Galashiels. 'Tides Changing' will be one of two consecutive exhibitions inspired by Scotland's coasts and waters. Scotland has 10,250 miles of stunning coastline. We are never, at any one point, far from the sea, lochs, canals or rivers. Our coasts and waters have always inspired artists, often eliciting responses that question our environmental sustainability and the impact on our precious natural resources. 'Tides Changing' is the second of a two-part Society of Scottish Artists members’ exhibition. This part of the exhibition will look at the immensity and beauty of our coasts and waters in and around Scotland. The exhibition will take place at Old Gala House from 11 July - 30 September 2020. Image: Charlotte Roseberry, Dark Wave. Oil on panel

Entry Deadline: 29 April 2020 midnight

Key Dates

Open For Entry: 5 March 2020
Entry Deadline: 29 April 2020, midnight.

Selection Notification: 27 May 2020

Artwork Delivery: 
Central drop off point:
Edinburgh: Saturday 27 June 2020, 10 – 4pm

Old Gala House, Scott Crescent, Galashiels, TD1 3JS
Date for delivery direct to the gallery will be confirmed in due course. 

Private View: Details to follow.
Exhibition Open To Public: 11 July - 30 September 2020

Entry Pricing

Standard Prices
Maximum Artwork Entries: 3
Free Entry - please check conditions in Entry Details and Information.

Exhibition Entry Information


Selected works will be exhibited at Old Gala House, Galashiels.

Set in beautifully maintained grounds near the centre of Galashiels, Old Gala House is an impressive building dating back to 1583. Once home to the Lairds of Galashiels with over 400 years of history, the house is now a vibrant museum and gallery which tells the story of the town and its people.

All artists are welcome to apply but artists must join or currently be a member of the Society. Membership is open to all artists across the world. There is no additional submission fee.

The benefits of membership also include free submission to our Annual Exhibition, promotion of your work and discounts at partner art shops and framers. To join click here.

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

Number of works
Artists may submit up to 3 works but can submit a group of works as one entry if the group was created with the intention of being viewed as a whole, e.g. an installation comprised of elements, a suite of prints or a diptych/triptych.

There are no restrictions on discipline or media.
All work submitted must be no bigger than 100 x 100cm.

Please submit up to 6 images or/and a link to a video for each artwork submitted, a description of your work, and a short statement about the work. 

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 3MB 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 must be for sale. There will be a 40% commission charge. It will be assumed that the sale price includes the cost of any frame and the 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.

All wall-based work submitted must be able to be hung with mirror plates and must have them fitted on the back when dropping off the work.
Any specialist display 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 monitors will need to be exhibited on plinths due to the hanging system.

All equipment must be labelled with artist’s name and contact number.

Artists are responsible for insuring their own work. All works accepted for the exhibition will be displayed entirely at the artists’ risk. 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/pick up points.

After the exhibition all work can be transported to a central Edinburgh pick-up point for ease of collection.

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.

Image use and Photography
It will be assumed that photographic reproduction by order of the Council of all works submitted is allowed by the artist unless otherwise indicated.

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 reserve 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 the 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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