Sometimes I dread opening mail, not often that it actually comes in a paper envelope, but everything is very properly done at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. It was Months ago that I took my prints into London to submit to the process, and although secretly hoping, I didn’t think that they would be selected. I watched the BBC2 program on the summer exhibition as well that showed the judging process and gave an idea of what a room with 13,000 pieces of art may look like, such a huge task to narrow it down.
After finding out that my prints were being held back, that was almost news enough. The news that both of my prints were to be hung in Burlington House in prestigious Piccadilly was just amazing! The place itself is big with lots of rooms, all showing fantastic artwork in all forms, its a real honour to be on the walls with them all.
Now in its 245th year, the Summer Exhibition remains a much anticipated highlight of the arts calendar, serving as a unique window on to all areas of the contemporary art world.
It is the world’s largest open-submission exhibition, displaying more than 1,000 works in all styles and media, including painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, architectural models and film.
The exhibition is showing between June 10th and 18 August 2013
Burlington House, Picadilly, London.