Summer Exhibition – Members Submission Details

Scroll down for dates and details for members submitting work to the Summer Exhibition.

Full and student members only. Not a member? find membership details here.

Key Dates

Exhibition: 31st July - 3rd August 2019
at Upper Dagnall Street Baptist Church Hall

Last date for entries Friday 28th June
Setting up and handing in Monday 29th July 2pm-4pm and 5.30pm-7.30pm
Hanging work followed by Preview evening Tuesday 30th July (Preview evening at 7pm)
Open to the public daily Wednesday 31st July to Saturday 3rd August
(10am to 6pm)
Closed Sunday 4th August Morning
Collection of Artwork Sunday 4th August Afternoon

Entry papers will be inserted in May 2019 issue of PRISM


Submission guidelines

The following file contains draft guidelines for members submitting work to our summer exhibition for:

  • Framed work
  • Unframed browser work
  • 3D work
  • Greetings cards

Exhibition submission guidelines

Uploading images to Exhibition Gallery

Last year, we offered our members the ability to upload images of the work they are exhibiting to our online exhibition gallery (2018). We are hoping to do the same this year, and instructions for uploading your images will follow here...



The organisation of the annual Summer Exhibition is all done by you, the members and committee. Please remember to fill in on the entry form any offer of help you can give to the Exhibition.

Every exhibitor is expected to steward a 2 hour session. To book your time slot in advance of handing in your work please contact Janet Blackham. Otherwise you will be asked to fix a date at handing in.


Sold catalogued work remains on show until the end of the exhibition, but unframed work may be taken at time of purchase. No replacement of sold work is possible, and unsold work not collected will be stored at a charge of £1 per week.
Commission is 20% of work sold at, or in consequence of, this exhibition.


This feature has proven very popular, so we again hope to offer all contributing artists to the Exhibition an opportunity to tell visitors about themselves and their work. It will take the form of an A4 looseleaf folder with acetate sleeves. Artists will be in alphabetical order.

Each profile must be no larger than A4 size and suitable to slip into an acetate sleeve. It can fill 1 or 2 sides, but must be on separate sheets, and can include pictures and words. Your 2 separate sheets will be displayed opposite each other to make a spread format. If you wish to participate in this idea, please bring your profile on the ‘handing-in’ day, to be added to the file.


Between 10am and 2pm only, there is step free access  to the main area of Dagnall Street Baptist Church Hall via the lift in the Cross Street Café (adjacent to the Church Hall). 


All framed pictures, sculptures and ceramics are eligible for the following awards:

  • TERRY BIGGS CUP for the work judged to be the best in the exhibition.
  • CHALLENGE TROPHY for the work judged to show most freshness of vision and originality.
  • ST ALBANS TROPHY for the work judged to best capture the distinctive character of St Albans in an original way.

Further details on the judging of these awards are still to be confirmed, but the Terry Biggs Cup is currently intended to be chosen by the visiting public.