Exhibiting members’ are able to show their works three times a year at The Gallery at St Ives Shopping Village. Exhibits are held in March and October with the annual Awards Exhibit in July.
Selection Criteria for Exhibitions
Selecting artists for exhibiting involves the Selection Committee taking considerable time to look at each painting submitted and basing their decisions on very important points.
Overall, a good painting immediately pleasing to the viewer. Sound composition, tonal variety, colour harmony, movement, balance and interesting subject matter.
Other considerations include draughtsmanship, all over painterliness and above all creativity.
Framing and general presentation can also make the difference.
We also have to consider the overall look of the exhibition. After we have made our initial selection which is a majority decision of the Selection Committee we go back to the paintings we have put aside for reconsideration. Paintings are not rejected lightly. No artist would want to be represented in an exhibition by a poor work and the Society does not want to present to the public poor and/or badly framed paintings.
You can use the following form to pay your exhibition fee online – just enter your name and “exhibition fee” in the reference field.