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RBSA Summer Show 2023: Prize Winners Announced!

The RBSA Summer Show is an open call that invites artists working in any media to submit work.

Dating back to the very start of its history, the first RBSA open call exhibition was held in 1814.  This first show was open to artists from within a 30 mile radius of the city, a restriction that no longer remains in place.  RBSA open call exhibitions now receive submissions from artists based all around the world and give contemporary artists the opportunity to showcase their work in an institution that, for more than 200 years, has worked to support artists.

This year, the Gallery received an unprecedented number of submissions from a diverse range of artists.  Selection of the work for the RBSA Summer Show was undertaken by an experienced panel of RBSA Members who selected work based on its quality and interest.

Prizes were generously donated by Clive Beardsmore, Friend of the RBSA, who was also invited to select the prize winners.

RBSA Summer Show 2023: Prize Winners Announced!


First Prize: £500

Stephen Farley ARBSA, Shield of She, 2023, Resin on Timber



Second Prize: £250

Angela Dooley RBSA, Aspects of Stephenson Street reflected in Grand Central, 2023, Watercolour



Highly Commended

ANDI, Please respect my privacy at this difficult time, 2023, Oil



Arlene Adams, Not Alone, 2022, Limited Edition Archival Print



Sarah Dukes, Curlews (Whole Submission), 2023, Wire


Kerrie Suteu, The Worrier, 2021, Linocut Print



Maddie Webb, Juxtaposition, 2023, Acrylic Stitched Panels on Canvas



Anne Williamson, Wily Thoughts, 2023, Coloured Pencils



The Summer Show runs till Saturday 22 July


Artists’ Talk: Saturday 22 July 2.00 – 3.00pm. Join some of the exhibiting artists for a guided tour of the exhibition.