Open All Media 2018

01 March — 31 March 2018

Sponsored by Fresh: Art Fair

About this exhibition

Our annual show of artwork by a variety of artists from across the region working in different media, subjects and styles. Following the success of their sponsorship in 2017, we are delighted that Fresh: Art Fair will be supporting the show again this year. Don’t miss the RBSA coach trip to the Fresh: Art Fair.

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Call for entries - How to enter

This exhibition is open to all artists in all media except photography. Members and Associates are automatically selected and pay entry fees. Friends do not pay entry fees and only pay display fees if their work is selected. Artists aged 35 and under receive a 50% discount on entry and display fees.

The application pack is available to download from this page -  Click the download in the upper-right. The deadline to submit your entry form is Wednesday 31 January 2018.

  1. Click the link on the top right to download the application pack or send a SAE to the Gallery. Please use Adobe® Reader® (free software) if completing the application pack on a computer.
  2. Read through all the terms and conditions in the application pack.
  3. Complete the entry form and exhibit labels.
  4. Return the entry form by the deadline stated in the application pack. We recommend that artists submitting their entry by e-mail do so several days before the deadline so there is time to deal with any technical difficulties. 

Deadline to enter

Entry form, digital file(s) of the work(s) entered and entry fee must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 31 January.

Please note that Friends of the RBSA do not pay entry fees, only paying display fees if the works are selected.

+ Find out how to join the Friends to enter this exhibition!

Entry Fees

2D Entries:

1 entry, £13
2 entries, £26
3 entries, £39

3D Entries

up to 2 entries, £13
up to 4 entries, £26
up to 6 entries, £39

Call for entries - How to pay your entry fees

Please ensure that you follow the instructions provided and check your payment carefully.

  1. Check how many 2D or 3D works you are entering.
  2. If you are entering 2D works, select the 'Pay your entry fees now - 2D items' button below. If you are entering 3D works, select the 'Pay your entry fees now - 3D items' button below.
  3. By clicking the relevant button below, you will be taken to the PayPal payment portal.
  4. The price will be for one entry. Edit the quantity to match the number of works you are entering. This will update the price to the correct amount.
  5. Click the relevant checkout button. The yellow checkout button will take you to your PayPal account. The white button will take you to a guest account to pay using your card details.

Troubleshooting download problems

Downloading files involves many variable and these may cause problems. If you experience any issue when downloading the application pack please check the following to help you resolve the problem:

+ Is the latest (free) version of Adobe® Reader® installed on your computer?

+ Which browser are you using? We recommend Firefox.

+Check that your computer settings allow you to download files

If you are still unable to download the application pack after checking the above, please try to right click the link and choose 'Save link as'

If none of the above enables you to download the application pack, please click here to contact us and we will be happy to send it to you via email

    * Except photography


    The RBSA gratefully acknowledges the generous financial support provided by Fresh: Art Fair.


Key Dates

  • Galleries 1 & 2
    01 March — 31 March 2018

    Sponsored by Fresh: Art Fair