A Snowflake’s Chance in Hell

I have just, rashly, entered my artwork to the first round of what is the largest and most longstanding (since 1789!) open submission contemporary art show in the United Kingdom, namely the 2017 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, with its prevailing trademark chaos.

Let the nail-biting commence.

The selection Process:

  • 12,000 digital entries will be accepted online – judging 16 March
  • 4,000 of these entries will be short-listed for the second round – judging 18 May
  • Approximately 800 works will be chosen for the exhibition – final hangings 27 May

I know, right?

Ah well, at least I know that my entry fee will contribute towards a good cause; the funds raised by the exhibition go to the Royal Academy School – ensuring tuition for their students is free.

For the very last time (promise) I created a final, final, FINAL, ink drawn portrait of my youngest step-daughter, Ruth.  For once the image is large, so if you want to examine it closely, click it about three times.

Fingers crossed….you just never know! **


The Summer Exhibition 2017 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London, runs from 13 June to 20 August.

** I didn’t get in after all – but it was fun to have a go.

5 thoughts on “A Snowflake’s Chance in Hell

  1. Hi Carol, thanks for the good wishes. Have always wanted to enter so just went for it. From what I’ve read, the judges aren’t looking for “fine art”, they prefer something contemporary and unusual.


  2. June, that’s wonderful news. Obviously I’ve got everything crossed for you. What a long wait it’s going to seem to be until you hear back from them. For what it’s worth, I think that Ruth’s portrait is amazing.

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  3. Ah thanks for your lovely comment Rosemary. It does seem somewhat drawn out, but I’ll simply forget about it until I hear something…just treating it all as a bit of fun really.


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