The RNLI art show has been held at North Devon Yacht Club, Instow for over thirty years, showcasing original paintings, prints and cards from local artists.

2024 celebrates the RNLI’s 200th year of saving lives – their first hundred years saw them evolve lifeboats from oar and sail-powered vessels to the first motor rescue craft. During their second century, those lifeboats developed almost beyond recognition, and they added lifeguards, water safety and international projects to their lifesaving work. They’re saving more people, in more ways, in more places – and they’re counting on you to get involved.

2024 Art Show

North Devon Yacht Club, Instow
19 & 20 October 2024

Licensed Bar and Cafe

Open Call

We welcome submissions from all artists in Devon & Cornwall, excluding photography. Our theme this year is “Time and Tide”.

“To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the RNLI, our theme is inspired by time… capturing a moment; the changing weather and seasons; the movement of the tides and rivers… it is open to your personal interpretation.”

Art Show Comittee

Roy Broad, Sally Adamou and Caroline Hunt
Art Show Co-ordinators –
Wendy Harrison and Lee Holman

Fundraising for RNLI Appledore
Supported by: Chichester Developments
North Devon Yacht Club

2024 Timeline

Open Call: 1st June
Deadline for submissions: 19th August
Artists notified: early September
Delivery of artwork: Instow Yacht Club, 17th Oct 5-7pm
Private view: Friday 18th Oct, 7pm
Artist Social: Saturday 19th Oct, 5pm
Exhibition Dates: Sat 19th & Sun 20th Oct, 10-5pm
Collection of unsold work: Sunday 22nd Oct, 6-7pm