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Welcome to our Exhibitions & Art Events


Sidmouth Society of Artists have a varied and interesting programme of events throughout the year for members to display & sell their work. Members are able to exhibit their work in our annual prestigious Summer 'Festival of Art' Exhibition, as well as display artwork in our  'Art in the Theatre' rolling Exhibition within the 'Manor Pavilion Theatre and Arts Centre'.

The Manor Pavillion, Sidmouth
Rolling Exhibition

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We are privileged to be working in partnership with the Manor Pavillion, Sidmouth. All SSA Members are offered the opportunity to submit one painting to be hung at the Manor Pavillion for the duration of each session (Normally 6-8 weeks). There is a nominal fee to enter your painting of just £3.00 - payable at the door. The SSA charge 15% commission on all sales.

Conditions of entry...

- Entries must be your own work. If you have used another artists’ painting, tuition or photograph as your inspiration, please be sure to have their permission & credit them accordingly – for example ‘after a painting by…’ or ‘from a photograph of…’. Originals paintings, monoprints and framed prints of your own work are all accepted.

- Please include your name, title of the painting, medium and price on the back of your painting.

- All artists are encouraged to submit there own label for hanging (generic labels will be available at the event). Please include your name, title of the painting, medium and price on your hanging label too.

-All watercolours/pastels etc must be framed accordingly. Unframed canvasses must be painted on all sides.

-Hanging must comprise of D-Rings and Picture cord. No wire will be accepted.

We look forward to seeing your contributions


If you have any questions then please email Sarah on


Wishing you all the best … and see you soon!

Next Manor Changeover date -

Wednesday 22nd February 11am - 12pm

Sidmouth Cricket Club Exhibition - July 2023

7th July - 16th July

Key dates...

Entry Forms TBC

Handing In Day - TBC  - Sidmouth Cricket Club Pavilion - Times Yet TBC

Open to the Public  from - Friday 7th July - 16th July times to be confirmed...

All Members will receive the Exhibition rules and guidelines closer to the date.


Festival of Art - Annual Summer Exhibition 2023

The planning for the 2023 summer Exhibition is already well underway... Here's a few dates for you to pop into your diaries... More Information to follow...

Key dates...

Handing In Day - Wednesday 28th June  - Kennaway House

All Artwork should be brought to Kennaway House on Wednesday 28th June between

10.30am and Midday. The sign-in will be staggered by surname. Please arrive at your

designated time to avoid congestion and overcrowding.

A-I 10.30 – 11.00am J- O 11.00 – 11.30am P-Z 11.30 – Midday

Hand in day and Registration of entries - Wednesday 28th June (10.30am –Midday)

Grand Opening -11.00am -12.30pm on Friday 30th June

Exhibition Opens - Friday 30th June -Thursday 13th July (10am- 4.30pm daily)

Collection of unsold exhibits - Thursday 13th July (3.30pm – 4.30pm)

All Members will receive the Exhibition rules and guidelines in the post closer to the date.

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Festival of Art - Annual Summer Exhibition 2022

This event has now taken place and was a great success, thank you to all involved.

Looking forward to 2023 when we can do it all over again...

We have a wonderful and well attended annual summer exhibition held at the historic Kennaway House in Sidmouth. Artists may exhibit original artworks, unframed artworks and more recently 3D works (including sculptures). Each year a piece of work is selected for the 'Marion Ovens' award during the official opening of the exhibition and all pieces are eligible for the 'Peoples Choice' vote.

This year (2022) Members are able to submit up to five framed paintings and three unframed paintings for the browser (not prints), however the fifth framed painting will be held in reserve and must be securely packaged, wrapped and labelled.


Details for the 2022 Summer Exhibition...

Our 2022 exhibition took place between Friday 1st July and Wednesday 13th July. The Exhibition was a great success with lots of sales of members work. Many Thanks to all the hard work of the Exhibitions Team and Members alike.

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