Annual Open Exhibition

Each year in October the Society exhibits more than 200 works of art selected from hundreds of submissions from around the country. Techniques and media range from traditional to experimental. Prizes worth more than £2,000 are awarded for drawings, prints, artworks in colour and monochrome and more, and we raise funds for the Artists General Benevolent Institution (AGBI). See submission information below.

Regional Exhibitions

We also organise members-only exhibitions in London, the southwest and elsewhere. Our venues have ranged from the Barbican Library, Tower 42 and Bankside Gallery in London, to The World of Glass in St Helens, the Meeting House Gallery in Illminster and the Octagon Theatre in Yeovil.

SGFA Draw17 Catalogue coverDRAW 17

SGFA annual open exhibition
October 2-14, 2017

The Menier Gallery, London


URGENT Please Note: collection on Sunday 15th from the Menier is from 12.00noon to 1.30 and not 11.00am as in the submission form notes. 

SUBMISSION FORM pdf – click here


Harriet Brigdale, Tomato, coloured pencils

Lynda Clark SGFA will demonstrate exciting Textural Techniques using Water Colour – those attending can join in and make use of the materials available
Friday 6th and 13th October from 2.30 for approx hour and a half


Harriet Brigdale SGFA will be drawing with coloured pencils
Saturday 14 October do join her and have a relaxing time from 2 to 4pm



Christine Hopkins, Fishing Shacks

Christine Hopkins, Fishing Shacks, mixed media

Christine Hopkins SGFA will be demonstrating collages
October 4. From 2 to 4pm


Michael Walsh SGFA will be working on one of his large drawings
Saturday 14 october, you can ask him questions about working practice and media


Margaret Eggleton SGFA SWA SBA  will do a demo at the Menier. She will make use of the coloured pencils and demonstrate drawing buildings with coloured pencils
Monday 9th 2.30-6pm.

See here Draw 16 photographs and comment.


Tower_42-300px-sqTOWER 42 – the drawing society

September 30, 2017 

Tower 42 Gallery, City of London

Exhibition of SGFA Members work.

Images from Draw 16