Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2019

Opportunity Closing Date: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 12:00

The Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI) seeks work in oils and is the only national art society devoted to oil painting

Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters at their Annual Exhibition 2019.

The exhibition includes several prizes and awards, open to all participating artists (see 'Prizes & Awards' below).

This year’s Annual Exhibition will include a 'show-within-the-show’ of paintings on the theme of “London”, to which members and non-members alike are invited to submit works for consideration. It is hoped that the display will capture the country’s capital city in all its character and complexity through the eyes of contemporary artists, and complement the broader exhibition of more varied subjects in the same medium.

  • Any artist over 18 may submit.
  • Acceptable media: Oils. Acrylic and water-soluble oil paint is acceptable if it is framed as an oil, so as not to spoil the general appearance of the exhibition.

There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:

NEW The Tony Merrick Memorial Prize - An award of £250 in memory of the late Tony Merrick ROI (1948-2018) 

NEW The ROI Emerging Artist Prize - A prize of £250 and the opportunity to spend a day with one of the Institute's members, for an artist aged 30 or under at the time of submission

NEW The Small Painting Prize - An award of £250, open to members and non-members, for the best small painting on display (maximum dimension of 12 inches / 30.5 cm, excluding frame)

The Phyllis Roberts Award - An award of £2,000 for an artist aged 30 or under

The Alan Gourley Memorial Award - An annual prize of £1,000, awarded for a painting of outstanding merit

The Stanley Grimm Prize - Two awards totalling £700 (first prize £400, second prize £300), to the painters whose work receive the most votes from visitors to the exhibition

Winsor & Newton Young Artist Awards (for artists aged 30 or under) - First Prize: £1,000 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials / Second Prize: £600 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials / Third Prize: £400 Winsor & Newton Fine Art Materials

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