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Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Exhibition Schedule Now Online

Call For works; Visual Arts Scotland Annual Open Exhibition
Submission Dates; Mon 17th Jan, 12pm – 7pm, Tues 18th Jan 10am – 4pm
Royal Scottish Academy (Upper Galleries), The Mound, Edinburgh

Submissions are sought from artists in all disciplines for Visual Arts Scotland’s annual juried exhibition. Prizes totalling over £5000 include the Richard Coley Prize for sculptors over the age of 50 (£500), the Russell Trust Award for an emerging artists (£1000) and the VAS award for applied arts (£500). There will also be a dedicated showcase for Artists Books in this year’s exhibition and submissions in this area are actively encouraged.

An application form can be downloaded here and labels for your work can be obtained in advance by sending an A4 SAE to;
The Administrator, Visual Arts Scotland, 12 Rosevale Place, Edinburgh, EH6 8AP. Labels and forms will also be available in the gallery on the submission days.

Monday, 29 November 2010

Submissions are sought from visual and applied artists in all disciplines.
Receiving Days;
Mon 17th Jan, 12pm - 7pm
Tues 18th Jan, 10am - 4pm
Royal Scottish Academy
The Mound
For full details, application form and labels send an A4 sae to;
The Administrator
12 Rosevale Place

Friday, 1 October 2010

Patti Lean

an exhibition of paintings

by Patti Lean

at The CatStrand, New Gallowayon Saturday 2nd October 2010 from 11am-1pm The exhibition continues until Thursday 4 November. The CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway DG7 3RN01644 420374info@catstrand.com The CatStrand is an operating name of Glenkens Community & Arts Trust Ltd, a Registered Scottish Charity, No. SC032050

Thursday, 2 September 2010

AGM - Sunday 3rd October, Patriothall Wasps

Notice is hereby given that the AGM of VAS will take place at 2pm on Sunday 3rd October at WASPS Studios,1D Patriothall, Off Hamilton Place, Stockbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 5AY.

For all VAS members the AGM is an opportunity to have your say in how your organization is run, to be informed about the financial position of the society and how your membership fees are being spent, and to socialize and network with other VAS members over a glass of wine. For professional members there is also a chance to vote on elections for new professional members, new council members, annual exhibition hanging, and awards committees. This year elections will be held for the positions of 3 professional council members. If there are any issues you feel the society needs to address, or you have an opinion to express you can raise a movement for discussion at the AGM by contacting the administrator in advance.

Professional Membership Elections
Existing professional members are invited to nominate and second artists they consider of merit for election as professional members of VAS. Artists wishing to apply for professional membership may approach two existing professional members for proposal. All applicants must have sponsorship from two existing professional members (a full list of members can be viewed on the members page of the blog).

Council Vacancies
All professional members are invited to make nominations in advance of the AGM to fill vacancies arising on the Council. 3 Council members are due to retire.
Nominations are invited for 3 Professional Council members.

Enthusiasm and commitment are highly valued and the more skills the Council has at its disposal the better. Membership of Council can be up to 3 years and the Council meets about 10 times a year to discuss, plan and organise the society’s activities and exhibitions. This is often hard work but rewarding.

Nominations are invited from professional members for the Annual Exhibition Hanging and Arranging Committee, which should consist of members from a range of disciplines.

Nominations are also invited from professional members for the Annual Exhibition Awards Committee. This consists of the President, one council member, three professional members; one painter, one sculptor and one applied and installation artist.

Any professional member wishing to submit a motion for discussion or raise any issues at the AGM should do so in writing or by e-mail to the administrator in advance of the AGM.

Friday, 27 August 2010


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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Call For Entries

SALON ART PRIZE – Call for entries
Since 2007, Matt Roberts Arts has produced the annual Salon Art Prize, exhibiting 244 artists and photographers and receiving over 2800 visitors.
We are currently seeking applications for the fourth annual Salon Art Prize, in which we will support artists working in Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Collage, Sculpture and Installation (including sound).
The selection panel will consist of:Peter Bonnell (Curator, ArtSway) Kate MacGarry (Director, Kate MacGarry gallery) Richard Birkett (Curator, ICA)
We expect to exhibit up to 100 works within our 1000sq ft gallery. We are also awarding one artist the Selectors' Prize supported by John Jones, which consists of £1000 and a solo show at our gallery space on Vyner Street, East London, in 2011.
The deadline for applications is 5pm, Saturday 7th August, 2010.
For further information please visit email