Borders Art Fair | Professional Members

The Society of Scottish Artists is delighted to be exhibiting at Borders Art Fair 2023.

The annual visual art fair will take place from 17 – 19 March 2023 and exhibits over 60 artists, galleries and collectives. Submissions are now open for next year’s fair which is a great opportunity to exhibit your work in the Scottish Borders.

We invite Professional Members to submit up to 3 pieces of work for consideration. All works must be under £1,000 and be no larger than 60cm in any one direction. Please ensure all sale prices include the SSA 35% commission.

We are delighted to be exhibiting works from invited artists Joy Arden and Carol Sinclair, alongside the selected works.


  • All entries must be submitted through Zealous HERE by the stated deadlines.
  • Only works that have been pre-selected via the online submission process will be accepted on the hand-in day.
  • Submissions are only open to SSA Professional Members.
  • All works submitted must be under £1,000 and be no larger than 60cm in any one direction.
  • All three entries must be submitted in the same application.
  • There are no restrictions on discipline or media.
  • SSA Professional Members who are already exhibiting at the fair are not eligible to apply.


Selected artists are invited to deliver their work directly to the fair or to a central location in Edinburgh. Dates for both options can be found below.

Borders Events Centre

Border Union Showground, Springwood Park, Kelso, TD5 8LS

  • Thursday 16th March 2023, 9am – 10am


  • Detail Framing Studio: Saturday 11 March, 10 – 4pm
  • Wasps Artist Studios, Albion Road: Sunday 12 March, 1 – 5pm


Online Submissions open: Friday 2 December 2022
Online Submissions close: Sunday 22 January 2023, midnight
Selection notification:  Friday 10 February 2023
Artwork Delivery: See above

Exhibition Dates:
Friday 17th March 2023     10am – 4pm
Saturday 18th March 2023 10am – 5pm
Sunday 19th March 2023    10am – 4pm

Image: SSA at the Borders Art Fair 2022