The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art invites submissions for its 2022 Annual Open Exhibition. Dedicated to encouraging and portraying diversity within art, both 2D and 3D work in any medium is welcome. All successful submissions will be exhibited in our beautiful gallery in Conwy, 8th January – 26th February, as well as online viewing and sales through our website.

We have again the Selector’s Prize of £1000, awarded by the Academy and Friends of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art. Our exciting People’s Choice Prize remains at £100 and this year we are offering a discipline prize, the Lawrenson Sculpture Award £500. Renowned sculptor Diane Lawrenson RCA is offering the prize to support her chosen art form.

The Royal Cambrian Academy of Art welcomes all artists, professional, amateur and of course students, to submit work. We look forward to seeing your artwork and to perhaps meeting you during the exhibition.



The Open Call for entries is from 10am Wednesday 1st September until 5pm Monday 15th November 2021.


  • The exhibition is open to all artists and students of 18 and over
  • A maximum of 2 works may be submitted per applicant
  • Works may be 2D or 3D and in any medium
  • Works must be within the maximum size limit of 100cm x 100cm for 2D and a 100cm x 100cm footprint for 3D
  • All works must be for sale and priced accordingly
  • The work is executed by the artist and declared their bona fide property and that no other person has any financial or other interest in the work
  • All entries must be made online accompanied by a digital image and a fee for each work
  • There will not be a physical hand-in of work for selection, you will only need to deliver your work to the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art if selected


  • Selector’s Prize £1,000, awarded by the Academy and Friends of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art
  • Lawrenson Sculpture Award £500
  • People’s Choice Prize £100


  • £15 for one artwork, £25 for two artworks
  • Students with a valid NUS card, £10 for one artwork and £20 for two artworks


Deadline: 15/11/2021 12:00 am (Timezone: Etc/GMT+12)

Artist in Residence, Exhibition Opportunity, Opportunities
Apply until 30/11/2021