Submissions are invited to The Pastel Society (PS) Annual Exhibition 2017 at Mall Galleries.
The Pastel Society is a registered charity, founded in 1898, widely recognised for its success in promoting and encouraging the use of pastel within the contemporary art world.
Exhibition sponsored by Derwent
Final Selection for the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2017 has been announced.
If your registration numbers are not listed, your work has not been accepted on this occasion.
Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 12 January 2017, 10am to 5pm
Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 12 January, 10am - 5pm
Exhibition open: Tuesday 21 February, 10am - 5pm
Exhibition closes: Saturday 4 March, 3pm
Unsold collection: Thursday 9 March, 10am - 5pm
Any artist over 18 may submit.
Acceptable media: Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any dry media.
Submission fee: £15 per work (£10 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
Work must have been completed during the twelve months prior to the exhibition and not have been exhibited elsewhere.
Maximum of six works submitted. Maximum of four works selected.
Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.
All work must be for sale. Minimum price: £300.
Artists who are not resident in the UK but are resident in the EU are welcome to submit work. If your work is sold at the exhibition you have a responsibility to register and account for UK VAT with H.M. Revenue & Customs. Artists submitting work from outside the UK and EU must be registered BEFORE they submit online. Artists without a UK residence (known as 'NETPs' - non-established taxable persons) can find further details on 'NETP' status and how to register for VAT at www.hmrc.gov.uk, (HM Revenue & Customs Reference: Notice 700/1, Mar 2014) under the heading 'Should I be registered for VAT?' Please note: the registration process can take up to 4 weeks. Please address any questions you may have to the VAT Helpline on tel. no. 0300 200 3700 or Outside UK: +44 2920 501 261.
Artists sending work from abroad should use a picture carrier. Many artists use Picture Post as they offer a packing and delivery service for our exhibitions (we do not accept any liability for their services). Picture Post - Tel: 0044 (0)1302 711011 / Mobile: 07833 450788 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prizes & Awards
There are a number of prizes and awards available to win, including:
Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Prize The prize of £5,000 will be awarded to a young artist, aged 35 years or under, for traditional skills, used in an original way. All subject matter will be considered. The Judges will be encouraged to award the Prize to an artist who demonstrates a particular excellence in draughtsmanship and innovative thought. Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any dry media are all acceptable. The award is to recognise Zsuzsi Roboz's enormous contribution to draughtsmanship.
Unison Colour Award - £500 for a young artist, aged 35 years or under, working in soft pastel
Derwent Sponsor's Award
NEW Contemporary Arts Trust Award of £1,000
NEW Jackson's Award - A full set of Handmade Soft Pastels in a wooden box (200 Pastels)
Unison Colour Product Award
Royal Talens/Rembrandt Award
The Artist Magazine Award
Artists & Illustrators Magazine Award
The Pastel Society Artist Award
PS Catalogue Award 1st & 2nd Prize for a Non Member
Caran d'Ache Award
Faber Castell Award
Frank Herring & Sons Award
The Annie Longley Award
Henri Roche Award