In view of the ongoing national and international crisis, the Officers and Council of the Royal Miniature Society have regretfully made the decision to cancel the 2020 Exhibition.
We hope you will be able to visit us next year, which will be the 125th Anniversary Exhibition.
As yet we cannot give possible dates for 2021, but will do so as soon as we can.
I hope you all remain safe and well and that we can look forward to making our 125th Anniversary Exhibition next year a really special occasion!
National Portrait Gallery, Elizabethan Treasures Exhibition 2019
The Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Miniature Painting - 2019
Hedgerow Berries by Marian Tumelty VPRMS
After 125 years is it time for some changes at The Royal Miniature Society?
With this new progressive outlook, they also want to encourage new artists both young and not so young to submit work for their annual exhibition.
Last year saw the introduction of a new 18-30 Young Artists Award, this year an Award for Innovation has been added. It is hoped that alongside the more conventional portraits, landscapes, still life and wildlife paintings executed in the most exquisite detail by some of the finest exponents of miniature art working today, work with fresh or unusual subject matter or with a more contemporary feel will be entered.
Artists will still need to display a high degree of technical excellence in execution to be accepted but in the words of the distinguished art dealer and television presenter Philip Mould “This is definitely a time for pushing the boundaries in finding new ways to invigorate this time-honoured genre. Where possible be different, challenging, subversive and enjoy sailing close to the wind”.
The annual exhibition has a wide range of awards and cash prizes available and is open to everyone including non-members. Details are available on the website www.royal-miniaturesociety.org.uk Entry to view the exhibition is free at the Mall Galleries and magnifying glasses are conveniently available to examine the minute detail. With most of the paintings and sculptures for sale and prices starting at a very reasonable £190 miniature art can not only be affordable but also very easy to display for the collector due to its small scale.
If you would like further information on the Royal Miniature Society please contact the Executive Secretary on firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominic Fonde ARMS
Whose work will feature in 'Glassworks Vol.7' - Contemporary Glass Artists Exhibtion at the Hankyu Umeda department store in Osaka, Japan from 12th to 18th August.
Dominic will be showing a selection of new engraved short stories and miniature engravings of ballerina's. The images attached show a peice called I spy, it is a six chapter story engraved on a series of sherry glasses and presented in an aluminium briefcase.
Elizabeth Meek MBE, HPRMS, PPSWA, FRSA
Jill Moger PVPRMS SWLA
Claire Russell RMS featured in Artists & Illustrators
Gillie Hoyte Byrom Hon Ret RMS
Buckingham Palace Garden Party
Meet the Artist...Enid Clarke RMS
As always, our exhibition would not be possible without a dedicated group of members who make our show possible.
Many hours are spent organizing, selecting, hanging, photographing and packing works.
If you are a member and would like to help, please contact Claire Hucker for further information.
If you are a member and would like to let us know about your shows, events & exhibitions, we would love to hear from you!
Please include a few pictures and a short written piece about your event by March each year.
CALL FOR ARCHIVE MATERIAL
For some years the organisation has been trying to gather together a complete run of the Society's annual exhibition catalogues but we still need the following years: 1914-1920, 1922-1924, 1927, 1940-1943, 1945, 1948 and 1950.
The Society would be delighted to hear from anybody who has copies of these missing catalogues - even photocopies would be adequate for archive purposes.
If anybody can help please contact the RMS Archivist, Anthony Lester - email@example.com