Society of Graphic Fine Art
99th Annual Open Exhibition at Mall Galleries, London.
The Drawing Society
Established in 1919, the Society of Graphic Fine Art exists to promote and exhibit works of high quality in colour or black and white with the emphasis on good drawing and draughtsmanship, in pencil, pen, brush, charcoal, conté or any of the forms of original printmaking, as well as any original artwork including paintings, which demonstrate evidence of drawing by hand.
Entry Deadline: 10 March 2021 Midnight
Key Dates 2021
Artist Entry Dates
Entry Deadline Date: 10 March 2021
Entry Deadline Time: Midnight
Selection Notification: 10 April 2021
Artwork Delivery: Saturday 3 July 2021 10.00 am to 2.00 pm to Mall Galleries
Private View: Tuesday 6 July 2021 6.00 to 8.30 pm
Exhibition Open to Public: Monday 5 to Saturday 10 July 2021
Collection of unsold work: Thursday 15 July 2021
Standard PricesMaximum Artwork Entries: 5First or Single Entry Price: £18.00Additional
Entries: £18.00 per artwork up to 5 artworks.
AffiliatesMaximum Artwork Entries: 5First or Single Entry Price: £15.00Additional Entries:
£15.00 per artwork up to 5 artworks.
Exhibition Entry Information
The exhibition will be held at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, St. James, London SW1.
Submissions of work are invited from visual artists working in any medium which demonstrate
evidence of drawing.
The SGFA exists to promote fine art drawing skills, to this end the selection committee will be
looking for strong evidence of drawing in the work submitted.
Work that is eligible for submission includes: Drawings in any medium, monochrome or
colour – pencil, coloured pens and pencils, pen and ink, pastels and oil pastels, charcoal,
Size of Pictures based on outside frame measurements:
Pictures up to 1.00m x 1.00m count as 1 work = £18.
Pictures over 1.00m up to 1.50m x 1.50m count as 2 works = £36.
Pictures over 1.50m up to 2.00m x 2.00m count as 3 works = £54.
Please select the entry number accordingly at the start of the entry process to make the correct payment.
Oversized artworks submitted with incorrect payment will not be hung.
Any original artwork which demonstrates evidence of drawing by hand: – original
printmaking, watercolours, acrylics, oils and 3-Dimensional work.
Work that is NOT eligible includes: Digital imagery generated by computer. Giclee prints and
all other reproductions and facsimiles. Work shown previously at Mall Galleries or hung in an
SGFA London exhibition. Work that is more than three years old.
Any work that might infringe on copyright law or is an identifiable reproduction of another’s
composition (regardless of media) even with copyright waiver, or if the permission of the artist
has been obtained.
All work must be for sale
Pricing for framed work must observe minimum prices:
Paintings and drawings £300
Editioned prints £180
Instructions for selected framed work
All framed work must be presented unpacked, labelled and ready for hanging. Work must be
labelled on the back in BLOCK CAPITALS with: Name of Artist, Title, Medium, Price.
Framing must be robust and sealed.
No hooks are required. Works should be sufficient to withstand mirror plating for hanging
purposes. There should be no projections whatsoever from the back or front of the works.
This is to prevent damage to other works.
Metal frames and clip frames are inadmissible. Elaborate framing and/or coloured mounts are
All framing must be of a professional standard and without damage.
The SGFA reserves the right to reject any work which has framing unsuitable for hanging, or
is presented in an unacceptable condition.
Submission is by online entry only. Please click on the link from our website and follow the
Work selected for exhibition must be for sale. Commission of 40% will be charged for nonmember
sales and 35% for members’ sales. 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 or via the online login process. Applicants will be required
to login to see if they have been selected and will be asked to download and print their
application details to be delivered with the artwork. 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.
Please note: Non-members and Affiliates may submit up to 5 artworks in total of which only a
maximum of 3 works will be accepted.
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 are responsible for the delivery and collection of their work at the Mall Galleries. All
packaging materials must be removed after delivery (no gallery storage is available for this)
and brought back at collection. If you are applying from overseas, please consider how you
will get your work to and from the exhibition at the required times.
Work not collected at the stated times will be transported to Art Moves of Chelsea and subject
to a weekly charge.
If selected your work must be delivered and collected directly to/from the Mall Galleries. Or
you can make your own arrangements with Art Moves of Chelsea where there will be a
charge for storage and delivery/collection at your own cost. Also Art Moves will charge per
week for late collection at your own cost.
Contact Sharon at Art Moves of Chelsea, Chelsea Self Storage, Blantyre Street, London,
SW10 0EQ, for details. Tel: 020 7352 7492.
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
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2021 Annual Open Exhibition