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RBSA Summer Show Exhibition

Brook Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B3 1SA
Ashton, Mike. English Bridge. Linocut


The RBSA Summer Show is an open call exhibition that invites artists working in any media to submit work. This years exhibition features over 200 artworks by 160+ artists.

Dating back to the very start of its history, the first RBSA open call exhibition was held in 1814. This first show was open to artists from within a 30 mile radius of the city, a restriction that no longer remains in place. RBSA open call exhibitions now receive submissions from artists based all around the world and give contemporary artists the opportunity to showcase their work in an institution that, for more than 200 years, has worked to support artists.

This year, the Gallery received an unprecedented number of submissions from a diverse range of artists. Selection of the work for the RBSA Summer Show was undertaken by an experienced panel of RBSA Members who selected work based on its quality and interest.

Selection Panel:
Ed Isaacs RBSA – RBSA Honorary Curator and pen and ink artist
Hannah Northam RBSA – RBSA Vice President and sculptor
Ryan Everson RBSA – Painter

First Prize: £500
Second Prize: £250
Up to six Highly Commended certificates will also be awarded.

Prizes have been generously donated by Clive Beardsmore, Friend of the RBSA.

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RBSA GalleryRBSA Gallery, BirminghamA gallery space set over three floors. The ground floor houses three small exhibition spaces alongside the Gallery Shop. Galleries 1 and 2 are sleek, modern spaces ideal for exhibitions of 2D and 3D work.


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