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 2pm-4pm

Entry papers will be inserted in May 2019 issue of PRISM



Uploading images to our Exhibition Gallery

Last year we allowed our members the chance to upload images to our summer exhibition gallery (2018), found here. This year we are trialling a simplified process of uploading images to our summer exhibition gallery: 
  1. Email your images to
  2. We are currently only accepting images of work appearing in the exhibition catalogue
  3. 5MB is the maximum size that can be accepted
  4. Include your name and the artwork title.
Be aware that if a large volume of images are sent at any one time, there will be delays before they can all be uploaded. 
To ensure that your images are uploaded to the gallery before the exhibition, email them no later than Wednesday 3rd July 2019.


Submission Guidelines

The following file contains guidelines for members submitting work to our 2019 summer exhibition for:

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

Exhibition submission guidelines




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. The work selected for this award will be chosen by the visiting public.
  • 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.