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Open Exhibitions


SELF The New £20,000 Portrait Painting and Drawing Prize

‘Pushing the boundaries of self representation in painting and drawing’

Run in conjunction with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Open Exhibition, SELF shortlisted works will form an exhibition of works alongside our annual show but each exhibition has a separate entry process.

Acceptable media: Oil, watercolour, acrylic, pastel, graphite, any dry medium and original prints.
Works must not exceed 2.4m in any direction.

Selectors: BBC Arts Editor, Will Gompertz; Painter, Philip Hale; Writer and Broadcaster, Charlotte Mullins.

Conditions: Up to six works can be submitted and a maximum of three selected. Work must have been completed within the last two years.
Works do not have to be for sale


Submission Deadline
Thursday 21 February (noon)

Notification of pre-selection posted on the registration site from:
Thursday 28 February (noon)
(If pre-selected, please deliver your work(s) on the receiving days listed below).

Receiving Days
Friday 15 & Saturday 16 March (10am – 5pm), 10am-5pm
Select this link for information on regional handing-in points.

Notification of selection to the exhibition
Wednesday 20 March (noon)

Collection of unaccepted work
Saturday 23 & Wednesday 27 March, 10am-5pm

Collection of unsold exhibition work
Thursday 30 May, 10am-5pm

Exhibition dates 2012
Private View: Wednesday 8 May (11 – 8pm)
Opens to public: Thursday 9 May (10am), 10am-5pm including weekends
Closes: Friday 24 May (1pm), 5pm

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