Sit in / Take away

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5 December – 20 December 2014

In the run up to Christmas, visitors to the SSA Annual Exhibition this year will also find a one-off exhibit with a difference.

Sit In/Take Away is a section of the Annual Exhibition that offers a range of beautiful, original and affordable artworks by SSA Members, which can be purchased, wrapped and taken away on the same day.

This is another opportunity for members to show work at the SSA Annual Exhibition. The works will be displayed in a way that allows them to be bought and taken away there and then!

This opportunity is open to all SSA Members, and can be in any medium that can be displayed on a shelf – i.e. self-supporting works that can rest on the shelf and lean against the wall. All pieces must be 30 cm x 30 cm – this can include a mount for smaller works to bring them to the required size. All works must be for sale with a maximum cost of £250 (including standard SSA *commission). Works can include drawings, prints, paintings, photographs, mixed media – as long as it is 30cm x 30cm. Editions are also very welcome.

This is a great opportunity for all participating artists, and will be widely publicised. Our overall aim is to create a vibrant wall full of interesting and affordable works of art.

Please bring the following information with you also:

Your name
SSA Membership number
Phone number

Description of work


Hand in days: 22 or 23 November between 3 – 5pm at the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL (back door).

Number of works: Each member can submit up to three pieces.

Framing: Unframed, but you may mount your work and/or use cellophane wrap to protect the work.

Size of work: 30cm x 30cm (All works need to stick to the 30cm x 30cm restrictions. Smaller works must be mounted)

Fee: No fee. *Commission on sale only – 35% for Ordinary Members 30% for Professional Members

Media: Drawings, prints, photography, artist books, paintings or mixed media.

Display: We will arrange the works on bespoke shelving, so all work must be able to rest on a shelf and lean against the wall without curling.

Identification: All works must be clearly marked on the back with your full name and the title of the work.

Sales: The Sales Agent will inform you if your work sells and a cheque will be sent to you shortly after the close of the exhibition.

Collection of unsold work: All unsold work must be collected on 21, 1 – 5pm or 22 December, 10am – 5pm.