Pre-selection for The Pastel Society has been announced

 

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How to Submit

ALL work must be submitted online. Pre-selection from online entries will take place, after which pre-selected entries should be delivered to Mall Galleries, London, for final selection:

- If pre-selected, deliver your work on Saturday 4 January 2020, 10am to 5pm, to Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD

- Check this page (mallgalleries.org.uk) on Tuesday 7 January, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been accepted to the exhibition

- If unaccepted, collect your work from Mall Galleries, 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD on Thursday 9 January, 10am to 5pm


Important Dates

Pre-selection notification: Friday 8 November, 12 noon

Receiving Day (if pre-selected only): Saturday 4 January 2020, 10am to 5pm

Acceptance notification: Tuesday 7 January, 12 noon

Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 9 January, 10am to 5pm*

Exhibition open: Wednesday 5 February, 10am to 5pm

Exhibition closes: Sunday 16 February, 3pm

Collection of unsold work: Thursday 20 February, 10am to 5pm*

*Due to a shortage of storage space at the gallery, any work uncollected by 5pm will be removed and stored at a separate location for which artists will be charged a storage fee.


Conditions of Entry

Eligibility

  • Any artist over 18 may submit.
  • Acceptable media: Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conte, sanguine, or any dry media.
  • Submission fee: £18 per work (or £12 per work for artists aged 35 or under), which includes Free Admission to the exhibition (normally £5).
  • Maximum of six works submitted. Maximum of four works selected.
  • Work must have been completed during the twelve months prior to the exhibition and not have been exhibited elsewhere.
  • Works should not be larger than 2.4m along the longest dimension.
  • All work must be for sale. Minimum price: £300.
  • The price of works must include 45%+VAT commission.

Delivery & Collection

  • Packaging from delivered works cannot be retained and must be taken away at the point of delivery.

  • We are unable to wrap works or provide wrapping materials for any works being returned.

  • Artists sending work from abroad should use a picture carrier. Many artists use Picture Post Art as they offer a packing and delivery service for our exhibitions (we do not accept any liability for their services). Picture Post Art - Tel: 0044 (0)1302 711011 / Mobile: 07833 450788 /  Email: info@picturepostcompany.co.uk

  • Any work uncollected on the specified collection date/s will be stored at a separate location and the artist will be charged a storage fee.

Selection

  • The Selection Committee is formed of artist members of the Society and is rotated annually.
  • Please note that selectors' decisions are final and we are unable to offer feedback.

International Entrants

  • If you are not a UK resident and your work is sold at the exhibition you have a responsibility to register and account for UK VAT with H.M. Revenue & Customs at www.hmrc.gov.uk, (HM Revenue & Customs Reference: Notice 700/1)

Terms & Conditions


Prizes & Awards (subject to confirmation)

There are a number of prizes and awards available to win, including:

Cash prizes:

  • Unison Young Artist Award (£500)
  • Annie Longley Award (£250)
  • Buzzacott Award (£750)
  • The Pastel Society Young Artist Award (£200)
  • The Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award (£50)

Product prizes:

  • Derwent Award (worth £1,000)
  • Caran d'Ache Award
  • Frank Herring & Sons Award
  • Henri Roche Award
  • The Pastel Society Visitors' Choice Award
  • Royal Talens Award
  • Schmincke Award
  • Unison Member Award
  • Unison Non-member Award
  • West Design - Faber Castell Award

Publication prizes:

  • The Pastel Society Catalogue Award: First & Second Prize
  • The Artist Magazine Award
  • Artists & Illustrators Award