We are looking for 3 members of the Society of Scottish Artists to be part of the General Submissions Selection Committee for the 124th Annual Exhibition.

This year marks the 130th anniversary of the first ever Society of Scottish Artists exhibition at the Royal Scottish Academy. We are really looking forward to celebrating this occasion and this is your opportunity to shape the presentation of the exhibition.

The Society of Scottish Artists is an artist-led membership organisation and encourages all members to contribute to the Society and its activities.


You will be part of a committee of 6 people responsible for selecting artworks for the exhibition, you will view and vote on artworks submitted digitally through the general submissions open call.

After the submission deadline has passed, you will be given access to the online voting system where you will have just over six weeks to look at each submission and cast your vote. This is done online in your own time before Thursday 27 October 2022.

Previous exhibitions have attracted around 1400 submissions, this year we anticipate even more. Please be aware that looking at submissions does take time and you are required to view and vote on every artwork.

You will be required to attend a full-day meeting in Edinburgh on Sunday 30 October 2022 to make the final pre-selections. You must be available on this date.

All of the selection committee must be available to assist with the hanging and arranging of the exhibition on the following dates: 12th, 13th, and 14th December 2022.


All members are welcome to apply. We are interested to hear from Society members who have not previously taken part in exhibition selection committees and from those who live outwith Edinburgh. (Travel expenses can be covered up to a limit).

We are keen to receive applications from artists working in a range of disciplines within the areas of painting, printmaking, photography, drawing, artist books and sculpture.

Deadline to apply: Thursday 25 August 2022
Notification: Friday 2 September 2022
Access to voting: Friday 9 September 2022
Selection completed: Thursday 27 October 2022
Selection meeting: Sunday 29 October 2022


You can nominate yourself to be part of the Selection Committee by completing the following form here.

The Professional Members of the SSA Council will consider applications and select 3 members to join the selection Selection Committee by Friday 2 September 2022.

We look forward to receiving your nomination.