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.
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.
The SGFA centenary annual open exhibition
For ALL enquiries about the exhibition please email us here
21 October – 2 November
Monday October 21 12.30pm to 6pm
October 22 – November 2 (Sunday October 27 closed) 11am to 6pm daily (close 5pm on final day)
Menier Gallery, 51 Southwark Street, London SE1 1RU
New £500 prize from Hahnemuehle Paper
As announced at the Bankside Private View, the Hahnemuehle Prize is open to all, subject to our standard entry system for the Open Exhibition at the Menier Gallery in October.
Hahnemuehle paper must be used for entry; this can be obtained free on their website. Link below. With free delivery, a choice of three papers Rough, CP and HP all within the Harmony Watercolour range can be obtained. The prize is only available where this paper is used.
There will be the normal Council selection process on all entries, then Hahnemuehle will select the winning entry for their prize. This entry will count as one of your allocation. For non-members normal entry fees and conditions apply. To register and select your paper please use the REGISTER link below. To enter your finished work please use the “CALL FOR ENTRIES” link immediately above.
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