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Derwent Announce Derwent Art Prize

07/01/2016

Derwent Announce Derwent Art Prize

Derwent, internationally renowned pencil manufacturers, are proud to announce that the Derwent Art Prize will be open for entries from January 2016.

Derwent, internationally renowned pencil manufacturers, are proud to announce that the Derwent Art Prize will be open for entries from January 2016.

The Derwent Art Prize was conceived in 2012 and aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best artworks created in pencil by British and International artists.

From the submitted artworks, eighty will be selected for display at the Mall Galleries, London in September 2016. Alongside the chosen artworks being hung in a public display, prizes totalling £12,500 will be awarded in a private awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition.

Since the Derwent Art Prize began four years ago, the competition has attracted more than 4000 entries from over 67 countries worldwide. Derwent are excited to see both domestic and international entries for the prize.

Astri Saunders, Marketing Manager at Derwent, said “We are proud to launch the Derwent Art Prize for the third year. Our aim of the exhibition is to showcase artworks created in pencil and increase the profile and importance of drawing as a fine art medium”.

Previous First Prize winners of the award include Brian Fay and Chrys Allen who have subsequently had successful solo and group exhibitions since winning the prize. Prizes are also awarded for second and third position, two People’s Choice Awards and a Young Artist Award for the best artwork from an artist under the age of 25.

The deadline for entries is 1st June 2016 and artists can submit up to six of their works. For further details and full terms and conditions on entry requirements, please visit www.derwent-artprize.co.uk

Please contact 01372462190 or email derwent@parkerharris.co.uk if you require any more information.