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The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours – Call for entries

  • 10th September 201910th September 2019
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The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours seeks the best in contemporary watercolour and water media based painting. Medias accepted include watercolour, acrylic, ink and gouache. The 208th exhibition will be held in 2020.
The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours – Call For Entries
Artists (aged 18+) all over the world are invited to submit their work. The images can be submitted between Monday 21st October 2019 through to the 3rd January 2020. All work needs to be submitted online and pre-selection will take place. Selected pieces will be announced on the 10th January 2020 and can be viewed online at mallgalleries.oess1.uk. 
The annual exhibition will then take place between 2nd April 2020 through to the 17th April 2020 and this will be held at The Mall Galleries in London.
Entry Requirements
Any artist over the age of 18 can submit their work as long as it has been created within the last two years. A maximum of six pieces of work can be submitted per artist but no more than four will be selected from each individual. Please note though that there is a submission fee of £18 per piece, however, for those aged 35 and under this is reduced to £12 per works. To upload your work, visit the Mall Galleries website from the 21st October 2019.

There are many amazing prizes up for grabs too! These include;

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 Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award: A certificate of commendation for an outstanding work chosen by the art critic and broadcaster Anthony J Lester

The ArtsBox Solo Prize: A solo exhibition at The ArtsBox in Vicenza, Italy

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 Chaoshan Watercolour Award: £250 awarded by Chinese artist, Professor Li Xiaocheng, for the best classically inspired watercolour

The Debra Manifold RI Memorial Award: Presented by the Linda Blackstone Gallery, an award for the most innovative work in the exhibition

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 John Purcell Paper Prize: Paper to the value of £100 awarded to a work chosen by John Purcell

The Matt Bruce RI Memorial Award: An award of £500 for what is considered the most outstanding use of light and colour in a watercolour

The Megan Fitzoliver Brush Award: A trophy, named The Pipe Fish, awarded for a work that most inspires a connection with the natural world

The Neil Meacher RI Watercolour Award: An award of £250 for an outstanding watercolour

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.

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