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.

Draw 18, SGFA, Menier Gallery, 1-13th October 2018DRAW 18

The SGFA annual open exhibition
will be held at the Menier Gallery.

1 – 13 October

Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU

Call for entries…
Online submissions only – deadline 20 July 2018

Draw 18 Entry forms

Open to Members and

Click here for entry


SGFA members exhibition.

We will be the first National Art Society to appear in this new gallery 


27 July – 19 August 2018

Hull University Campus, HU6 7RX




RBSA_logoBIRMINGHAM in the RSBA Gallery

SGFA members exhibition


May 6 – 18 2019

RBSA Gallery, 4 Brook Street, Birmingham B3 1SA





SGFA members exhibition


June 4 – 16 2019

48 Hopton St, London SE1 9JH





The SGFA members exhibition
20 Nationally recognised SGFA members exhibited a collection of their works at Westacre Theatre, patronised by Anthony Gormley and Stephen Fry

Westacre Theatre, River Road, Westacre, King’s Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1UD




SGFA Draw17 Catalogue coverDRAW 17

The SGFA annual open exhibition
was held at the

Menier Gallery, London

See Draw 17 award winners 







Tower_42-300px-sqTOWER 42 – the drawing society

The SGFA held an Exhibition of Members work at

Tower 42 Gallery, City of London


Images from Draw 17