Summer Open Exhibition

Key Dates at a Glance

Sunday June 4
Closing Date for all Entries

Sunday June 25
Digital Selection results available

Saturday July 8
Handing in Day
from 10.30am to 2.30pm

Sunday July 9
Hanging Day

Monday July 10
Exhibition Opens
Plein Air Painting Event
10.30am to 4pm
Private View 6.30pm
Prize Giving 7pm

Sunday July 16
Exhibition Closes
12 noon
Collection of unsold work from 12 noon to 3pm

The Summer Open Exhibition 2017

From July 10th to 16th

The SEA Summer Open Exhibition is taking place at the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, Palace House, Newmarket, Suffolk – the ‘home of sporting art’. The exhibition coincides with Europe’s Premier Midsummer Sale at Tattersalls and The Moët & Chandon July Festival at Newmarket Racecourse.

Entries for the Summer Open Exhibition are NOW OPEN – please read the information below and follow the link to the Online Entry Form.


Latest News: the exhibition venue, the National Heritage Centre for Horseracing & Sporting Art, is one of the five museums that have been selected as finalists for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017, the world’s largest and most prestigious prize for museums. Find out more…

Summer Open Exhibition guidance notes

Guidance Notes document for download (PDF)

A link to the results of the Digital Selection will be notified by email by close of play on Sunday June 25.

Please download and read the Guidance Notes carefully. If you have any questions please email:

ENTRY AND SELECTION IS ENTIRELY ONLINE. You will be required to upload images as separate files together with your entry document (Doc).