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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 May 2024 -11am -12noon

Festival of Art - Annual Summer Exhibition 2024

The planning for the 2024 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 26th June  - Kennaway House

All Artwork should be brought to Kennaway House on

Wednesday 26th June between

10.00am and 12.00pm - (Noon)

Hand in day and Registration of entries - Wednesday 26th June (10.00 am –Midday)

Preview Evening - 6.00pm - 8.00 pm on Thursday 27th June

Exhibition Open Dates - Friday 28th June - Thursday 11th July (10am- 4.30pm daily)

Exhibition Closes on Thursday 11th July at 3.00pm

Collection of unsold exhibits - Thursday 11th 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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