Annual Open Exhibition
Each year 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.
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.
Our online exhibition of Member’s contemporary works has launched. Please view here.
Monday 5 to 10 July 2021
Entry deadline: Wednesday March 10th, midnight
Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1
More information including submission instructions here.
SUBMIT YOUR OESS ENTRY
2021 Annual Open Exhibition
2020 SHOW POSTPONEMENT - INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS
Members will be allowed to substitute any new work in place of their previously selected work. This is in the event of their work being sold or updated. All new work will be subject to selection and will come fresh to the Mall Galleries in 2021 having not been seen either at the Mall Galleries physically or in an online show.
We will allow non-members whose work has been submitted and selected in 2020 to resubmit that work again in 2021, together with any other work that they wish to submit. This is subject to selection again and not automatically accepted.
5 – 27 February
30 members of SGFA – The Drawing Society, show original artworks, including work inspired by a sketching day at the Barbican and the City of London. Work will be for sale.
9.30am to 5.30pm daily
(Late close 7.30pm on Tuesday & Thursday, closed Sundays)
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS
SGFA members exhibition
May 3 – 18 2019
PV May 3 at 2.30 pm
SGFA members exhibition
March 2 – 6 April 2019
Opening drinks Saturday March 2, 12 noon - 2 pm
HULL UNIVERSITY GALLERY
SGFA members exhibition.
We were the first National Art Society to appear in this new gallery
27 July – 19 August 2018
Hull University Campus, HU6 7RX
TOWER 42 – the drawing society
The SGFA held an Exhibition of Members work at
Tower 42 Gallery, City of London