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The Derwent Art Prize 2014

10/03/2014

The Derwent Art Prize 2014

Call for entries Rewarding excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in pencil. The Cumberland Pencil Company is delighted to announce the second Derwent Art Prize for works created in pencil.

Call for entries

Rewarding excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in pencil.
The Cumberland Pencil Company is delighted to announce the second Derwent Art Prize for works created in pencil.

The aim of the Prize, which in its inaugural year attracted over 3,500 entries from 57 countries worldwide, is to reward excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in pencil. It is an open submission opportunity offering a total prize money of £12,650 to British and international artists working in this versatile medium.

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors: Kate Macfarlane, Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Drawing Room. Josh Spero, Editor of Spears Magazine and Art Critic for Tatler UK and Professor Anita Taylor, artist, Co-Founder and Director of Jerwood Drawing Prize and Dean of Bath School of Art and Design.

An exhibition of shortlisted works will be on show from 15 – 20 September 2014 at the Mall Galleries, London SW1. Following the London exhibition a selection of the exhibition will be shown at The Pencil Museum in Cumbria from 1 December 2014 – 9 January 2015.

The Prizes will be awarded at a private awards ceremony on 15 September 2014. These include a First Prize of £6,000; Second Prize of £3,500, Third Prize of £1,000, the People’s Choice Award (works in the exhibition) of £700 and the UKCPS Award for Excellence of £250. Two additional prizes will be awarded this year: the Young Artist Award of £500 for artists under 25 years, and an additional People’s Choice Award of £700, selected from all 2014 entries and judged by visitors to the website: www.derwent-artprize.com.

The Derwent Art Prize is open to all living British and international artists over the age of 18 years old. Artists can submit up to 6 pieces of work, created with any charcoal, pastel, graphite, water-soluble and coloured pencils on any 2 or 3 dimensional support. The maximum size of work is 182cms in its greatest dimension.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: MONDAY 9 JUNE 2014
ENTRY IS ONLINE AT: WWW.DERWENT-ARTPRIZE.COM

For further enquiries please contact the competition organisers, Parker Harris, on:
Tel. + 44 (0) 1372 462190
Email. derwent@parkerharris.co.uk