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THE 118th ANNUAL OPEN EXHIBITION OF THE SOCIETY OF SCOTTISH ARTISTS

21 December 2015 – 18 January 2016

National Galleries of Scotland
The Royal Scottish Academy Building
The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

DIGITAL SUBMISSION FOR ARTISTS

For SSA 2015 we are continuing with our digital submission process for a first round pre-selection, in order to encourage submissions from artists throughout Scotland and beyond, without the initial effort and expense of getting your work to the gallery for this first round selection. Also, so that we can minimise ‘down time’ in the gallery and have the SSA Annual Exhibition open to the public for as long as possible.

We hope that you find the system simple and easy to manage, however, if you do need help and assistance with your application please read through this page first of all and then follow the link to our FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS. Should you still need assistance please email: admin@s-s-a.org or call our Administrator on 07918 512 054 during UK office hours (email is preferred).

The Selection Committee will choose a shortlist from digital entries of work online. The shortlisted works will then be viewed by the Selection Committee in the gallery and a further choice will be made. This selection will form the SSA Annual Exhibition at the Hanging & Arranging Committees discretion.

HOW TO ENTER

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A SCHEDULE WITH ALL DATES AND TERMS AND CONDITIONS

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD ADVICE ON HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH YOUR WORK

CLICK HERE FOR FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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The above button will take you to the system we have chosen to use on an external site. Please follow the onscreen instructions to register and submit your work(s).

Members and non-members alike must register on this site completing all required fields to submit work.

After registration (step 1), you will be able to return at any time before the stated deadline to complete your application.

Please choose one of the following headings and click on ENTER:

  • OPEN EXHIBITION 2015 – INSTALLATION, FILM, PERFORMANCE AND LARGE SCALE WORK (works over 180 cm in any direction)
  • OPEN EXHIBITION 2015 – ALL WORK UNDER 180 cm

You will be asked to select this heading several times to enable the system to process your registration so please be patient and continue to select the same heading.

You can go through all the stages of adding artwork details and uploading images, without fully completing your submission, allowing you to return at a future date to make any necessary changes. It is only once you have confirmed your application that you will not be able to edit your details.

Please do remember to Preview and Confirm your application before the submission deadline.

SUBMISSION DEADLINES

Sunday 30 August 2015: Deadline for online digital submission of installation, film, performance and large-scale work (over 180cm in any direction) – Notified if pre-selected by Monday 21 September 2015. Please log in to www.registrationssa.org to find out the status of your work.

Sunday 4 October 2015 (open for entries from 13 July): Deadline for online digital submission of all work under 180cm in any direction – Notified if pre-selected by Thursday 5 November 2015. Please log in to www.registrationssa.org to find out the status of your work.

RECEIVING DAY – Hand-in of shortlisted works pre-selected from digital images

Sunday 13 December 2015, 10am – 7pm
– Notified if selected by Midnight on Tuesday 15 December 2015. Please log in to www.registrationssa.org to find out the status of your work.

COLLECTION OF UNSELECTED WORKS

Thursday 17 2015, 12 – 4 pm
The SSA has NO storage. All works not hung in the Exhibition must be collected on this date.

A full list of selected/hung work will be published on www.s-s-a.org/ssa-annual-exhibition-2015 by Thursday 17 2015.

PRIVATE VIEW

Sunday 20 December 2015: (By invitation only. Invitations will be sent to Honorary, Professional & Ordinary Members, selected artists & invited VIPs)

EXHIBITION OPEN

Monday 21 December 2015 – Monday 18 January 2016 (Closed 25 & 26 December)

Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Sunday 12 – 5pm (Sunday opening hours on New Years Day).

COLLECTION OF EXHIBITED WORK

Tuesday 19 January, 1-7pm
Wednesday 20 January, 10am – 4pm
The SSA has NO storage. All works not hung in the Exhibition must be collected on this date.

PRIZES
The Connell & Connell WS Prize – £300
The Deloitte Prize – £500
The Edinburgh Printmakers Award – Printmakingcourse or training, 1 months fees and 3 months membership
The Eichstaett Lithography Prize – Funded 2 week residency and exhibition in Bavaria for an artist exhibiting a lithograph
*The Glasgow Art Club x 2 – Free membership for one year
The Greyfriars Artshop Prize – £150 voucher
The Henderson’s Artshop Prize – Purchase Prize
NEW The Maccracken Pollok Framing Prize – £250 voucher
*The Meffan Gallery and Museum Solo Exhibition Prize
The Open Eye Gallery Exhibition Prize
The Pauline Fay Lazarus Prize for work using the human form – £150
The Purcell Paper Prize – Paper worth £100
The Ramsay Cornish Prize – £300
The Scottish Art Club Prize – Two years free membership and an exhibition
The Southfield Prize – £300 worth of printed material
The SSA Exhibition Prize – Exhibition opportunity in SSA 2016

*To be confirmed

Below: Floor plan of the RSA galleries where SSA 2015 will be held in the Royal Scottish Academy. Please click here to download a larger version.

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