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There’s only three weeks to go now before the call for entries for this year’s Prize Exhibition closes and, looking at the variety and quality of work submitted so far, our judges are in for a real treat: abstract, representational, portraits, oils, watercolours, mixed media, drawings, prints, sculpture … the list goes on.
The good news for those who enter is that this year’s judging panel is our strongest yet with representatives from across the art world:
Norman Ackroyd RA CBE is one of the country’s leading contemporary printmakers and one of a handful of artists to be elected a Royal Academician. Norman has worked out of the same studio, a former leather warehouse in Bermondsey, for the past 30 years.
Representing those who write about art is Laura Gascoigne. Her words can be read in The Spectator, Apollo and The Tablet and – less frequently – in The Oldie. She is also a columnist on The Jackdaw.
The only Hereditary Peer on our panel, The Lord Crathorne KCVO Kst J FSA LLD is Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Arts & Heritage Group and was previously Chairman of the Works of Art Committee in the House of Lords.
One of the opportunities which the Prize Exhibition artists will get is to have their shortlisted work shown at Panter and Hall Gallery in Pall Mall. Matthew Hall founded the gallery with Tiffany Panter in 2000, deals in contemporary figurative and modern British painting.
Last, but not least, all entered work will be seen by Annette Petchey, who set up New Light to celebrate the wealth of art she discovered on moving on to the North of England and who is now the charity’s Chief Executive.
The Call for Entries closes at 5pm on 31st July. Best of luck to everyone who enters.