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 Who is SMAG Art Limited?  

History/Background

In February 2017, a small group of local artists had the idea to use the beautiful space of St. Michael and All Angels Church, 1 Pond Road, Blackheath, SE3 9JL as an art gallery. SMAG Art Ltd runs two exhibitions a year (typically in May/June and October/November) with the aim of raising funds for local charities as well as showcasing local talent. 

SMAG Art raises money through earning a commission on every sale of artwork as well as from Artist Entry Fees. Occasionally we receive donations as well. We contribute  almost all of what we raise, barring basic expenses incurred to run the non-profit business, to local charities in the Greenwich/Blackheath area of London.

Due to COVID-19, SMAG ART developed an online presence in 2020 following the cancellation of our planned May 2020 physical exhibition.  We intend to maintain this online presence, complementary to our physical exhibitions, for the foreseeable future.

SMAG Art Limited is a not-for-profit company run entirely by volunteers

Next Physical Art Exhibition in May/June 2024 (complementary to online)

Our October 2023 Physical Art Exhibition had representation from over 98 adult artists displaying 286 pieces of artwork, attracted close to 1,000 visitors (an all-time record attendance) and led to the sale of 86 pieces of artwork valued at over £8,589. This allowed us to give an all-time record to local Greenwich/Blackheath charities of £4,700.  

 

We will be hosting our next physical art exhibition from 30th May to 8th June 2024 at St. Michael's and All Angels Church, 1 Pond Road, Blackheath, London SE3 9JL.

Exhibition Dates (Public Viewing Times)

Thursday, 30 May. (Opening Evening)     6:30pm - 9:00pm w/ wine & music

Friday, 31 May                                              5:00pm - 8:30pm w/ wine & music

Saturday, 1 June                                            10:30am - 5:30pm

Sunday, 2 June                                               Closed/No Viewings

Monday, 3 June                                              2:30pm - 6:30pm

Tuesday, 4 June                                              2:30pm - 6:30pm

Wednesday, 5 June                                        2:30pm - 6:30pm

Thursday, 6 June                                            2:30pm - 6:30pm

Friday, 7 June                                                  5:00pm - 8:30pm w/ wine & music

Saturday, 8 June (Last Viewing Day)          10:30am - 6:00pm  

Artist Information for May/June 2024 Exhibition

Artists wishing to exhibit online and/or physically should contact info@smagart.com. Alternatively, for online submissions, please see our terms and conditions and entry form at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/201307683015346

Official Exhibition Timetable for Artists

Drop-Off Times for Artists deliveries at St Michael’s Church  

Sunday, 26 May                     3.30pm to 5:00pm

Monday, 27 May                    3:30pm to 5:00pm

Tuesday, 28 May                   10.00am to 12:00pm

Post May/June 2024 Exhibition Artwork Collection Times

Saturday, 8 June (Last Viewing Day)             10:30am - 6:00pm                                                            

      (artists may collect unsold work from 10:30am until Closing)

Sunday, 9 June     Artist's Collection               3:00pm to 4:30pm

Monday, 10 June    Artist's Collection             5:00pm to 6:30pm

Please note that we have no space to store uncollected work after the above collection dates. 

Artist Profiles

There is also an artist's profile section which is optional but if you want to appear there, then please send a photo and details for the website to info@smagart.com and we will do the rest in setting it up online. We recommend that you view what other artists have included in their profiles online at our website for ideas. See our Artist Profiles page on this site.

If you have any further questions on the exhibition or the entry process, please feel free to contact us at info@smagart.com.

Exhibitions/Charitable Giving History

In 2019, the 5th and 6th exhibitions were held and displayed between 173 and 210 diverse art works, respectively, by over 80 local, professional, semi-professional, and amateur artists.  Both exhibitions were well received, attracting over 450 and 700 visitors, respectively, and selling 93 works in total. SMAG 6, for the first time, also had representation from art students who were invited to participate. 

Due to Covid restrictions in 2020, we moved online and held our first online only exhibition, SMAG 7, in May 2020. Incredibly, 166 pieces were showcased by 50 artists and 23 pieces were sold.

We resumed physical exhibitions in June 2021 with SMAG 8, attracting over 300 visitors and selling 36 pieces of artwork valued at over £6,200. 

SMAG 9 was held in November 2021 and attracted over 650 visitors. We had 74 adult artist displaying over 260 individual pieces of artwork. For the first time since SMAG 6, we were also able to invite local students to participate again, whereby we had 25 student artist exhibiting 46 pieces of artwork. We achieved sales of 73 pieces of artwork (55 adult, 18 students) for a total value of artwork sold of over £8,400.

SMAG 10, was held in June/July 2022 and attracted over 750 visitors. We had 66 artists displaying 196 individual pieces of artwork. In all, we achieved sales of 50 pieces of artwork for a total value of artwork sold of over £4,600.

SMAG 11, our most successful exhibition in terms of artwork sales, was held in November 2022 and attracted over 900 visitors. We had over 90 artists displaying 250 plus individual pieces of artwork. In all, we achieved sales of 73 pieces of artwork for a total value of artwork sold of over £8,411, allowing SMAG to contribute over £4,000 to charitable causes.

SMAG 12, was held from 25th May - 3rd June 2023 and we sold 68 pieces of artwork out of a total of 265 exhibited by 88 artists for a total value of artwork sold of £7,723.00, a hit rate of 25.7%. We had 973 visitors, an all-time record attendance.  SMAG 12 achieved our highest sales levels for a Summer exhibition. This enabled us to contribute another £3,500 to local Greenwich/Blackheath charities including St. Michael's Church, Greenwich Food Bank, Debt Centre Greenwich, Hope For Home and Greenwich Wildlife Network.  

SMAG 13 was held in October 2023 and resulted in total gross artwork sales of £8,589.  We had 98 artists exhibiting 286 pieces of artwork with 86 pieces sold and nearly 1,000 visitors throughout the period. In all, this allowed us to contribute a record amount of £4,700 to local Greenwich/Blackheath charities including St. Michael's Church, Greenwich Food Bank, Debt Centre Greenwich, Greenwich Winter Night Shelter, Jericho Road Project, SafeHomes and Greenwich Wildlife Network.    

Since inception in 2017, SMAG Art have run 14 exhibitions representing gross art sales of £67,338 and raising £33,320 for charitable causes.  Charities benefitting from our giving include St. Michael's Church, Greenwich Winter Night Shelter, AFRIL (refugee charity), Greenwich Food Bank, Lewisham Food Bank, Hope For Home, the DEC Ukrainian Humanitarian Appeal, Age Exchange (Blackheath), Jericho Road Project, SafeHomes, Debt Centre Greenwich and Greenwich Wildlife Network. 

It has given us great pleasure during these tougher times to support local Greenwich/Blackheath charities whom we felt had the greatest needs during these times. We thank and are very grateful for all of the support we have received from our artist community, SMAG supporters and volunteers.  

Selected photos of our charitable giving appear below.

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SMAG 11 GFB Cheque Presentation Photo.jpeg
SMAG 11 St Michael's Cheque Presentation Photo.jpeg
Greenwich Wildlife Network photo.jpeg
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