If your registration numbers are not listed, your work has not been accepted on this occasion.
Collection of unaccepted work: Thursday 16 February 2017, 10am to 5pm
Exhibition open: Thursday 6 April, 10am - 5pm (closed all day on Easter Sunday, 16 April)
Exhibition closes: Saturday 22 April, 1pm
Unsold collection: Thursday 27 April, 10am - 5pm
Any artist over 18 may submit.
Acceptable media: Watercolour or water-soluble mediums, including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (with the exception of water-soluble oils) painted on paper or paper based support.
Submission fee: £15 per work payable at the time of submitting (£10 per work for artists aged 35 or under).
Maximum of six works submitted.
Maximum of four works selected.
Paintings must be framed in a light coloured mount under glass.
Works should not be larger than 2.4m high and 1.5m wide.
All work must be for sale. Minimum price: £450.
Artists who are not resident in the UK but are resident in the EU or elsewhere 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 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 http://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 many prizes and awards available to win, including:
The Leathersellers' Prize: £1,000 awarded by The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers to an artist aged between 18 and 30 years old
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 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 Debra Manifold 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 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 Schmincke Award: A Schmincke watercolour set awarded to a work judged to be outstanding
The Neil Meacher RI Watercolour Award: An award of £250 for an outstanding watercolour
Megan Fitzoliver Brush Award - a trophy, named The Pipe Fish, awarded for a work that most inspires a connection with the natural world
The James Fletcher-Watson RI Memorial Award: £500 for an outstanding watercolour in the exhibition.