Digital Pre Selection Procedure

ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PRE-SELECTION

Mall Galleries now operate an online registration and two-stage digital PRE-SELECTION process for member society open exhibitions. This process allows you to register online and to upload a digital image of each submission onto a dedicated web page. 

Our selectors will then make an initial assessment of each work based on the online digital image you have uploaded. You do not need to hand in any work at this stage.  Work that passes this initial assessment is pre-selected and will be invited in to the Mall Galleries for judging by members of the selection committee.

This new process means that artists entering the open competition will no longer have to bear the costs of transporting works into central London - unless their work passes pre-selection. We hope digital pre-selection will encourage more artists from different parts of the UK to submit their work.

For the 2017 Pastel Society exhibition:

• Pre-Submission opens on Monday 1st August 2016, 12 noon

   http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call-for-entries/open-exhibitions/pastel-society

• Pre-Submission closes on Friday 4th November 2016, 12 noon

• Log in for results of Pre-Submission on Friday 11th November. 12 noon 
  to see if your work has been pre-selected
  www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call

• If pre-selected, please deliver your work on the Receiving day.

• Receiving Day Saturday 7th January 2017. 10am - 5pm.

• Selection Monday 9th January 2017.

• Notification of acceptance posted on
  http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call-for-entries/open-exhibitions/pastel-society
  on Tuesday 10th January 2017 12 noon.

• Collection of unaccepted work Thursday 12th January 10am - 5pm

• Private View Monday 20th February 2pm - 8pm

• Open to the public Tuesday 21st February. 10am to 5pm

• Exhibition closes Saturday 4th March 3pm.

• Collection of unsold work Thursday 9th March 10am-5pm.

How do I register?

Online registration is straightforward:

• Go to www.mallgalleries.org.uk/pastel and proceed to our registration system. 

• Enter your personal details on the online registration form.
 
• When completing this form you will be asked to confirm you have read and agreed our exhibition rules.

• You will also be asked to choose unique artist login details (your email address and your choice of password), which you will need each time you log-in to this registration system, to complete the   registration process and to check the results of pre-selection.

• Complete the online payment process using our secure online payment system. In the event of a problem, call 020 7930 6844 during normal business hours (Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm) and payment can be made by credit or debit card over the phone.

• Upload one image for each work (you may enter up to three images of each work to include detail shots but this is not mandatory).
  
• Image files may be JPG (recommended) or PNG at no more than 1MB in size. 
 
• There should be no symbols (such as *'()?<>" etc.) in the filename of your image.
 
• The system will accept varying resolutions and image dimensions. 
 
• Complete a final check of your information and confirm your registration.  You will then receive confirmation by email.

 

How much does it cost to enter?

£15 per work (including VAT), which is non-refundable.  Entrants who are under 35 years of age pay a reduced entry fee of £10 per work.

How will I be notified if my work has been pre-selected?

To check whether or not your work has been pre-selected, go to www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk and login using your unique artist details from midday Friday 12th December 2014 and you will be informed whether or not your work(s) have been pre-selected.  If a work has been pre-selected, print off TWO copies of the Registration Form and bring both copies with your works to 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD on the Receiving Day. 

Does pre-selection imply my work has been selected for the exhibition?

No, but it means that one or more of your works has attracted the attention of our selectors.  If your work is pre-selected you will be invited to hand in the work, so it can be shown to our panel of selectors, who will then decide whether or not to select it for the exhibition.

If my work is pre-selected, where do I find labels?

Labels are available when you log-in using your unique artist login details (email address and password) at www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk.  You should print off and complete an online label for each pre-selected work in the usual way (your name, address, title of work, medium and price), before attaching it to the back of each pre-selected work.

If at any time you need assistance, call 020 7930 6844 (Mon to Fri, 10am - 5pm) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will assist you.

 

Call for Entries

Featured Artist

Valeriy Gridnev
Gridnev Valeriy In Studio

 ' In Studio '
by
Valeriy Gridnev

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP

Biographical Details:

Valeriy Gridnev was born in Russia in 1956. After studying at Sverdlovsk Art College from 1976 – 1980 enrolled at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1983 and graduated in 1990. His graduation project “The Early Years” won The Gold Medal of USSR Academy of Arts. Valeriy worked for 4 years from 1990 at St. Petersburg Academy of Art’s postgraduate “creative” studio. Valeriy has been a member of Russian Artist’s Federation from 1991.
Since 1999 Valeriy has lived and worked in the UK. He has became a member of the Pastel Society in 2003, Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2006 and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2011.

Societies:

The Pastel Society
Royal Institute of Oil Painters
Royal Society of Portrait Painters

Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

• 1990 The Gold Medal of the USSR Academy of Arts.
• 1991 elected member of Russian Artist Federation.
• 2000 “Pastels of the Century”, London. Frank Herring award.
• 2003 “Pastel Society Exhibition 2003”, London Frank Herring award.
• 2003 elected member of British Artists Pastel Society.
• 2004 “Not the Turner prize competition 2004”. Winsor and Newton/The Daily Mail finalist prize.
• 2005 “Royal institute of oil painters’ exhibition”, London. Windsor and Newton award to best non-member picture.
• 2006 “Pastel Society Exhibition “, London. Orange Street Gallery Uppingham Prize.
• 2006 “Royal Society Of Portrait Painters”, London. The Arts Club Award.
• 2006 elected member of British Artists Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
• 2011 elected member of Federation of British Artists Royal Society of Portrait Painters.

Exhibitions:

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2017
The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2016
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2016
NOW @ The Pastel Society
Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2015

Website:

http://valeriygridnev.com/

     


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