RBSA Open All Media 2019

14 March — 13 April 2019

Summary of the exhibition

As part of our charitable work to support artists the RBSA stages various open exhibitions annually. The Open All Media is one of the most popular and attracts entries from across the UK. It provides a range of artists with the opportunity to exhibit their work and be recognised for their talent. Works in all media except photography are accepted, including: jewellery, ceramics, sculpture, textiles, drawing, painting and printmaking.

The majority of artworks are for sale and are priced competitively, providing an excellent opportunity to find creative gifts or pieces for your home.

Free Associated Events

Don't miss Terry Lord's demonstration taking place during the exhibition.

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Information for artists wishing to enter

Deadline to enter

Entry form, digital file(s) of the piece(s) entered and entry fee must be received by 4pm on Wednesday 30 January.


All entries must be submitted digitally and will be selected by a selection panel of RBSA Members and Associates.

Private View

The Open All Media Private View will take place on Thursday 14 March, 6-8pm. Speeches are due to take place at 7pm.

Call for entries - How to enter

Please read through the instructions below before entering...

  1. Click the link on the top right to download the application pack or send a SAE to the Gallery to request a hard-copy. 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 to ensure there is time to deal with any technical difficulties.
  5. Pay your entry fee using PayPal (see below), by calling the Gallery (0121 236 4353) to pay by card over the phone, or by paying in person at the Gallery by cash or card.

Paying your entry fee PayPal

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

  1. Check how many works you are entering.
  2. Go to the correct button for your age - there are different buttons for artists aged over 35 and artists aged 35 and under.
  3. Select the correct entry fee amount from the drop down menu.
  4. Click the 'Pay your entry fee now' 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.
  5. Do not edit the entry fee quantities in PayPal.

Please note: Artists under 35 pay half-priced entry fees. Friends do not pay entry fees and only pay display fees if their work is selected. The RBSA is not responsible for incorrect PayPal payments.

PayPal Button for artists aged over 35
Choose from the list below

PayPal button for artists aged 35 and under
Choose from the list below

Troubleshooting download problems

Downloading files involves many variables and these may cause various 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.

Key Dates

  • Galleries 1 & 2
    14 March — 13 April 2019

    Our annual open exhibition for artists working in a range of media.