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The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Call for Entries

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Artists are invited to submit work for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at the RI 210th Exhibition 2022.

The RI welcomes water-soluble mediums including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (excluding water-soluble oils) painted on paper or paper-based support. The exhibition offers the opportunity to win prizes and awards, worth over £7,500, and have your work seen by thousands of visitors including buyers and collectors.

Eligibility: 

  • Any artist over 18 may submit.
  • Acceptable media: Water-soluble mediums including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (excluding water-soluble oils) painted on paper or paper based support.
  • Works must have been completed within the last two years and should not have been previously shown in London.
  • Submission fee: £20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under). Maximum of six works submitted. Maximum of four works selected.
  • All paintings must be well presented, glazed and suitably framed (no metal or clips frames are permitted).
  • Works must not be larger than 2.4m high and 1.5m wide including the frame.
  • All work must be for sale. Minimum price: £350. The price of works must include 45%+VAT commission.
Prize summary: 
The exhibition offers several prizes and awards, worth over £7,500, including cash, product and publication prizes.
Prizes Details: 

There are many prizes and awards available to win, (subject to final confirmation) including:

  • The Winsor & Newton Award: £3,000
  • The Winsor & Newton Product Prize: £1,000 worth of Winsor & Newton art materials
  • The Leathersellers' Prize: £1,000 awarded by The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers to an artist aged between 18 and 30 years old
  • The President’s Choice Award: An award of £750 for the most deserving work in the exhibition, donated by a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and judged by the President of the RI, Rosa Sepple
  • The Baohong Artists' Watercolour Paper Prizes: Two prizes of £250 each, awarded to a member and non-member for excellence
  • The Cass Art Prize: A prize of £200 of art supplies from Cass Art, awarded to a work demonstrating the most innovative use of colour
  • The Dry Red Press Award: The winning work will be published as a greeting card in the Dry Red Press 'Prize Winners' range, with royalties from the sale of the cards going to the artist
  • The Escoda Barcelona Award: A set of Escoda's finest brushes for an outstanding landscape painting
  • The Frank Herring Easel Award: An easel presented for an outstanding work in the exhibition by Frank Herring & Sons
  • The James Fletcher-Watson RI Memorial Award: £500 for the best use of watercolour in the exhibition
  • The Richard Plincke RI Prize for Colour: An award of £250 for creative use of colour
  • The Schmincke Prize: A Horadam Aquarell Artists’ Watercolours set to an outstanding exhibitor.
Deadline: 
28/January/2022

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Fee Detail: 
£20 per work (or £14 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
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'En Plein Air' Art Competition

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9AM - 2PM | FREE to Enter

Stop by the Art & Earth Day Welcome Tent the day of the festival to register!

*Contestants must bring their own supplies.

 

Juried by local artist and educator Daniel Bonham, this free competition is split up into two groups: 17 and under, and 18+. Participants will create 'en plein air' drawings or paintings that will be juried at the Grand Pavilion at 2PM.

Winners from both groups will be announced at 3PM on the day of the festival. First and second-place winners from both groups will receive prizes.

Deadline: 
24/April/2021

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Register at the Welcome Tent the day of the competition
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