2018 Exhibition – Salon des Refusés 2018

Salon des Refusés 2018

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In the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés, Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery presented the 7th Salon des Refusés: Exhibition of Artworks Refused from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.

Our annual extravaganza of artworks missed, unappreciated, misunderstood or sacrificed at the last minute by the Royal Academy Selection Commitee this year featured over 100 UK and international creators across a range of art forms. This was a unique chance to appreciate non-establishment and democratic art.

Exhibition open to the public:
7 June – 6pm-9pm – RSVP
8 June – 10am-9pm*
9 June – 10am-9pm
10 June – 10am-5pm

7th of June is the First Thursdays event with live DJs.
The evening of Friday the 8th of June was for the Opening Reception with complimentary drinks and late opening.
*Ticket only 6pm-9pm


2017 Exhibition – Salon des Refusés 2017

Salon des Refusés – Annual Exhibition of Artworks ‘Missed’ by the RA

Salon Flyer 2017 - Submissions Open

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It was great to have Salon des Refusés 2017 at Candid Arts Trust in Angel.

This is our annual extravaganza of artworks missed, unappreciated, misunderstood or sacrificed at the last minute by the Royal Academy Selection Commitee. Once again we invited the public to vote for their favourite artworks and be part of the Art Democracy.

For the sixth year, over one hundred artists joined the illustrious company of artists going back to Monet, Manet, Whistler who were initially rejected by the art establishment. Art for the people!

Salon des Refusés 2017 – Annual Exhibition of Artworks Rejected by the RA Summer Exhibition

1-4 June 2017

Opening Reception: Thursday 1st June at 6pm-9pm (RSVP required)

at Candid Arts Trust, 3-5 Torrens Street, Islington, London EC1V 1NQ

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Organised by Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery

Admission: FREE

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What You Don’t See at the Royal Academy

In its 6th year Salon des Refusés Summer Exhibition is a collection of various genres and directions in international art of today.
Organized by Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery it shows paintings, graphic and mixed media works, photographs, sculptures, prints, installations and video artworks rejected by the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in London. It is following in the tradition of the 19th century Parisian Salon des Refusés (more on Wikipedia), when Napoleon let rejected works be exhibited alongside those accepted ones after artists protested the Salon jury’s rejection of 3000 works.

It’s hard to believe, but Édouard Manet, Whistler and other artists whose works are worth millions now, were actually not accepted for the great Salon exhibition in their times in Paris. This is why we think that it’s very important to exhibit the artworks which were not accepted by the Royal Academicians, and invite the public to cast their votes for best artworks in the show. TOP-12 Artworks will be announced at the end of the exhibition.

View TOP-12 2016
View TOP-12 2015
View TOP-12 2014
View TOP-12 2013
View TOP-12 2012

Most artworks in Salon des Refusés Summer Exhibition are for sale. Speak to one of our gallery advisors if you are looking to purchase an art flyer 2017


Past Exhibition – Art Woo at Flaxon Ptootch




Framing Ben Eine Prints

Happenstance Art & Framing Gallery

All frames are bespoke and hand-made to size at Happenstance Studios.

There are various glazing options. For collectible and valuable artworks like the above we recommend using 3mm cast UV acrylic which gives UV protection to your artwork and won’t break.

For your Ben Eine print we offer a selection of deep rebate wooden frames in three colours – white, limed (light natural wood colour) and black. The artwork can go straight behind glass with a frame around it or it can float in a box frame with space between the artwork and the frame. The latter allows you to enjoy the deckle edges of the print and creates more significance for the artwork.

Take a look at the photographs above with captions below each one, and feel free to contact us to discuss the framing options which suit you most.

Contact or 07587-229-448.