Painting Prize 2017

 

The Winning Artist will receive:

*A solo exhibition at The Herrick Gallery, London

*A critical essay on their practice by art critic and curator Nicholas Usherwood

*A £2,000 purchase prize of their winning work which will then enter the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting.
 
The Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting is the only art collection in the United Kingdom dedicated to painting produced in Britain after the year 2000.

The Priseman Seabrook Collections contain work of international significance by leading British artists including Peter Blake, Alan Davie, Tracey Emin, Lucian Freud, Elisabeth Frink, David Hockney, Colin Self, Mandy Payne, Cathy Lomax, Susan Gunn, Marguerite Horner, Nathan Eastwood, Nicholas Middleton, Paula MacArthur, Simon Burton, Matthew Krishanu and Graham Sutherland.
 

The Contemporary British Painting Prize: Group Show 2017

Will feature 12 selected artists who will be asked to show 3 paintings each at:
The Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Richmond Museum, London
Thursday 24 August – Sunday 22 October 2017
 

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Entry is £18 non-refundable. Please make sure you have read the Terms & Conditions
Applications close at midnight on Sunday 30 April 2017

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The Prize

Artists from across the UK who have a love of painting are invited to submit a selection of 5 images (these should be j-pegs, ideally 1MB each in size) of your more recent work (along with a detail shot, so that the selectors can correctly understand your use of medium and ground) and a statement which outlines your practice to The Contemporary British Painting Prize. This first round of submissions will then be assessed by a group of practising painters who for 2017 are Julian Brown, Matthew Krishanu, Nicholas Middleton and Cathy Lomax (Winner of the 2016 Contemporary British Painting Prize).

From these submissions 12 artists will be invited to bring three original works chosen by the artist selectors to form The Contemporary British Painting Prize: Group Show 2017. A panel of critics and curators will then select a prize winning painting from the 36 exhibited works, with the winning painting being announced on the afternoon of the Private View, on Saturday 26th August between 12 noon – 2.00pm. The producer of the winning painting will receive a £2,000 purchase prize of their winning work which will then enter The Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting, a solo show at the Herrick Gallery and a critical essay on their painting practice by the art critic and curator Nicholas Usherwood

The Prize Winner selection panel judges for 2017 are: Elena Dranichnikova Founder of the Moscow Art Collectors Group (MACS) and founder of the Moscow School for Contemporary Art. Alice Herrick Artist, curator and owner of the Herrick Gallery, London. Jessica Litherland Visual Arts Producer, mac Birmingham. Stephen Snoddy Director, New Art Gallery, Walsall. Nicholas Usherwood Curator, Art Critic and Writer on Contemporary Art and Editor of Galleries Magazine.

Entries NOW OPEN and cost £18

Entries will close at midnight on Sunday 30 April 2017

Announcement of The 12 Group Show Finalists on Saturday 20 May 2017

 

 

About the Judges

Elena Dranichnikova Founder of the Moscow Art Collectors Group (MACS) and of the Moscow School for Contemporary Art.

Jessica Litherland Visual Arts Producer, mac birmingham, Birmingham.

Alice Herrick Artist, Curator and Director of the Herrick Gallery, London.

Stephen Snoddy Former Director Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art. Current Director, New Art Gallery, Walsall.

Nicholas Usherwood Curator, Art Critic and Writer on Contemporary Art and Editor of Galleries Magazine.
 

About the Artist Selectors

Julian Brown trained at The Royal Academy Schools, Julian Brown says of his painting that ‘The imagery in my work is very heavily influenced by childhood visions and the folk art from my mother’s Polish heritage. Both of these worlds have a handmade geometric quality that has a playful and primitive relevance to the world we now live in.

Public collections holding Julian’s work include China Academy of Art, Abbott Hall Art Gallery, Falmouth Art Gallery, Debenhams and Oliver Spencer, while awards Include British Academy and Debenhams travel bursary.

Matthew Krishanu is based in London. Selected exhibitions include Contemporary British Painting, Huddersfield Art Gallery (2014); Another Country, The Nunnery, London (2014); We Were Trying to Make Sense, 1Shanthiroad Gallery, Bangalore, (2013); The Mausoleum of Lost Objects, Iniva, London (2008); Let Me Tell You, Whitechapel Gallery, London (2008). His articles have been published by The Courtauld Gallery, British Council, and a-n Magazine and he has curated collaborative exhibitions for English Heritage and Iniva. Matthew is a visiting lecturer at Chelsea College of Arts and he teaches at Camden Arts Centre and The Courtauld.

Cathy Lomax is a London based artist, curator and director of the Transition Gallery in east London which focuses on new contemporary art by both emerging and established artists. She also publishes and edits two magazines: Arty and Garageland and was the winner of the inaugural 2016 Contemporary British Painting Prize.

Nicholas Middleton studied at London Guildhall University 1993-94 and Winchester School of Art 1994-97. His exhibitions include the solo shows ‘Black & White Paintings’ Arch Gallery, London 2010, and ‘Provisional Cities’, The Crypt at St Marylebone, 2013 and the group exhibitions ‘Towards A New Socio-Painting’, Transition Gallery 2014 and ‘Documentary Realism: Painting In The Digital Age’, The Crypt at St Marylebone, 2015.

He was shortlisted for the BOC Emerging Artist Award in 2002. He has exhibited in the John Moores Painting Prize four times, and won the Visitors Choice Prize in ‘John Moores 24’ 2006, and was a prizewinner and again won the Visitors Choice Prize in the John Moores 2010.

 
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Robert Priseman is a British painter whose projects include No Human Way to Kill, SUMAC, The Francis Bacon Interiors, Nazi Gas Chambers: From Memory to History and Fame.

His work can be found in many international art museum collections including those of V&A, MdM Salzburg, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Musée de Louvain la Neuve, UMMA, Honolulu Museum of Art, China Academy of Art and The National Galleries of Scotland.

 

Terms and Conditions

Artists of any age and nationality, presently living and working in the UK (except the Judges of the Prize, CBP artist members and the Trustees and employees of The Museum of Richmond and their family members) may submit work. All entries and subsequent correspondence will be carried out via the email address paintingprize@contemporarybritishpainting.com.

All work entered must have been completed after 1 January 2010.

Accepted works will be exhibited at The Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Richmond Museum, London, TW1 3DY in the exhibition, The Contemporary British Painting Prize: Group Show 2017, from 26 August to 22 October 2017. The prize winner will receive a solo show at the Herrick Gallery, a critical text on their painting practice by Nicholas Usherwood and a £2,000 purchase prize of their winning work which will then enter the Priseman Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting.

The submission fee of £18 is non-refundable. Your information will not be shared with third parties.

On receipt of the registration and entry fee, a confirmation email will be sent to you. If you do not receive a confirmation email please send a new email titled ‘Confirmation Required’ to ‘Contemporary British Painting’ by 2 May 2017.

Work entered must be viewed by the judges as being a painting (a visual artwork produced using a paint medium such as oil, tempera, acrylic, emulsion, enamel or watercolour which once completed results in a physical object). Work need not be framed, however if selected, must be received in exhibition ready condition, (e.g. it must be dry, mounted on stretchers or board and ready to hang). Works shall only be accepted glazed if on paper. Works selected for exhibition cannot be larger than 160 cm along the longest dimension and cannot be removed before the end of the exhibition run.
When an artist’s work is selected it must be delivered to the exhibition venue on Monday 21 August, 2017, between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00. All work must be mirror plated on the back and ready to hang. The Contemporary British Painting Prize: Group Show 2017 will be open to the public from 10.00am, Saturday 26 August 2017.

All works should be for sale at The Stables Gallery, Richmond Museum. A commission of 40% will be taken by Richmond Museum (+ 20% VAT on the commission if the artist is VAT registered) on any sales made and the list price must include the cost of the commission and VAT for artists who are VAT registered.

The copyright for all works exhibited in The Contemporary British Painting Prize: Group Show 2017 will remain the property of the artist, but it is a condition of entry that the artist or their representatives agree unconditionally that ‘Richmond Museums’, ‘Contemporary British Painting’ and ‘The Priseman Seabrook Collections’ may reproduce any exhibited works, free of charge, for the purposes of marketing, promotion and education in direct connection with the ‘Contemporary British Painting Prize’, in all media worldwide including exhibition catalogue and subsequent publications, posters, prints, postcards, the Internet and within television programmes, and may license these specific, limited rights to others only for the same purposes. ‘Contemporary British Painting’ also reserves the right to reproduce selected images free of charge for purposes such as displaying information on previous exhibitions on the ‘Contemporary British Painting’ website, ‘@paintbritain’ twitter account and ‘Contemporary British Painting’ Facebook site indefinitely, as a public record. The processes of the competition may be filmed, and entering the competition constitutes agreement for a painting to be included in such filming, whether broadcast or not.

The responsibility for damage or loss, however caused, will remain the responsibility of the artist. Artists are therefore advised to arrange adequate insurance cover against such risks. ‘Contemporary British Painting’, the judging venue and any other subcontractor shall not be liable for any loss or damage to any artworks, whether or not caused by their negligence.

The decision of the judges is final and no correspondence can be entered into. ‘Contemporary British Painting’ reserves the right to disqualify any piece of work for any reason it deems fit.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: I have work valued at considerably more that £2,000 which I would like to submit for the prize. How does the purchase prize work in instances where the price of the painting is either above or below £2,000?
A: The £2,000 purchase is only one part of this three part prize; the other two parts being a solo exhibition and critical essay about your practice as an artist, and is made irrespective of what you would normally sell your individual piece for (either higher or lower). Our aim in creating and awarding this prize is to offer an opportunity for greater critical context amongst both your community of peers in the field of painting, and within the broader art critical and museum communities.

Q: I live and work in the UK but am not a British Citizen, may I still enter?
A: Yes, so long as your work was produced within the British Isles during or after the year 2010.

Q: I currently live abroad, but have work which was produced in the UK after 2010, may I submit that work to the Painting Prize?
A: Yes, so long as you can deliver and collect it as outlined in Delivery and Collection of Works.

Q: I live and work in the Republic of Ireland, may I submit to the ‘Contemporary British Painting Prize’?
A: Yes, so long as you can deliver and collect it as outlined in Delivery and Collection of Works.

Q: I have never lived or worked in the British Isles, may I submit work to the ‘Contemporary British Painting Prize’?
A: No, the ‘Contemporary British Painting Prize’ is designed to promote painting which has been produced in the United Kingdom.

Q: I have sculpture which is painted, may I submit this?
A: No, we seek painting as defined in the Terms & Conditions.

Q: I am working in video, and have work which explores the nature of painting, may I submit this?
A: No, we seek painting as defined in the Terms & Conditions.

Q: My images seem to be taking a long time to upload, what should I do?
A: Your J-pegs are probably too large, we recommend each J-peg should be no larger than 1MB.

Q: I have work produced in the UK after 2010, but it is now owned by someone else, may I still enter by loaning the work?
A: All work entered into the ‘Group Show’ must be available for purchase as this is a ‘purchase prize’, with the winning painting being bought for the Priseman Seabrook Collection.

Q: I am not sure if I can deliver or collect my work in person, what can I do?
A: If for any reason you are unable to deliver or collect your work yourself or arrange for a third party to do so for you, we recommend using Walart who we find to be excellent. If you would like further details and a quote please email Fred Robinson directly on walart@hotmail.com or phone 077489 95865.

 

Delivery and Collection of Works

The delivery of selected work must be made to The Stables Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DY, on Monday 21 August 2017, between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00. No entries will be accepted after 17.00. Entries that are hand delivered should be left without any protective packaging as this cannot be retained. Deliveries by post will be accepted in suitable packaging, however ‘Contemporary British Painting’ cannot acknowledge receipt of artworks sent by post. Applicants requiring proof of delivery are advised to use a recorded delivery service. Richmond Museum and ‘Contemporary British Painting’ will not be responsible for wrapping works or providing wrapping materials for any works being returned.

All exhibited artists must either collect or arrange the collection of their unsold works themselves direct from the gallery. The collection of all unsold works will take place on Tuesday 24 October 2017 between the hours of 10.00 and 17.00 at The Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DY. Telephone: 020 8831 6000, email: artsinfo@richmond.gov.uk. Any painting uncollected after 17.00 on 24 October 2017 will automatically become the property of ‘Contemporary British Painting’ who reserve the right to dispose of any work in any way they see fit. ‘Contemporary British Painting’ and Richmond Museum will not arrange courier collections or post works on behalf of the artist.

If for any reason you are unable to collect your work yourself or arrange for a third party to do so for you, we recommend using Walart who we find to be excellent. If you would like further details and a quote please email Fred Robinson directly on walart@hotmail.com or phone 077489 95865.

Please note some details may be subject to change

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