OPEN + Call for works

Our ever-popular selection of small works by Society members returns as part of OPEN 2018.

OPEN + is an exciting addition to our exhibition offering a fantastic varied selection of small works for sale at affordable prices

All SSA and VAS members are welcome to submit work. There is no selection process – so no need to send images or details of your work prior to delivery and there is no entry charge. Throughout the exhibition, works will be rotated on show in browsers and a wall display.

Each artist may submit:
Up to three unframed works mounted on a 30cm x 30cm board (The work itself can be smaller but must fit within 30cm x 30cm


One 3D object that is suitable to be stood or propped on a shelf 7cm deep, and with a maximum height of 30cm

All works must be clearly labelled on the back of the work with the following:

We are setting a maximum price of £250 for each work, with sales commission applied: Professional members of VAS and the SSA will be charged a reduced commission rate of 35% on the sale price of all work sold. Ordinary and student/associate will be charged a commission of 40% on the sale price of all work sold.

Delivery in person (preferred) on Sunday 21 January, 10am – 5pm.
Upper Galleries, Royal Scottish Academy (entry via back door), The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Delivery by post to arrive on Monday 22 January. Posted works must include return packaging and pre-paid postage and be labelled:
OPEN 2018
Upper Galleries
Royal Scottish Academy
The Mound,
Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Return of unsold work
Collection in person (preferred)
Saturday 10 March 10am – 4pm
Return by post will take place within a month of the close of the exhibition.

Liability for Works
The SSA & VAS will endeavour to take care of all works submitted. Unframed works in mounts will be cellophane wrapped by the Societies to protect them from damage, however, the Societies do not hold themselves responsible for any loss or damage which may occur to works while in the custody of the Societies or their agents. The Societies do not insure work in transit or while in the Gallery.

Work not presented as requested will not be accepted.

* These regulations must be strictly observed, as the Societies have no storage. Any work not collected by owner or agent on the dates above or any works that arrive without return postage and packaging will be disposed of in any way the SSA & VAS deems fit after that.