Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2018: Call for Entries

Opportunity Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 17:00

Now open for entries, the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize welcomes outstanding creative examples of representational painting from both amateur and professional artists in the UK. Created in 2005 by The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and The Lynn Foundation, the open competition continues to champion the skill of draughtsmanship and figurative painting. The exhibition aims to reflect the breadth of approaches and materials from across the artistic spectrum.


Now in its thirteenth year, the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for artists in the country, offering total prize money of £30,000, including a First Prize of £15,000, Second Prize of £4,000, and the People’s Prize - introduced for the first time last year - worth £2,000. The competition is particularly popular with young contemporary painters and art students: the Young Artist Award of £4,000 is a coveted prize which is available to those who are aged 25 or under and which aims to promote the tradition of painting and support fresh new talent. Finally and for the fourth year running, the competition is offering the Brian Botting Prize of £5,000 which will be awarded to an artist aged 30 or under for an outstanding representation of the human figure. 


The competition is open to all UK based artists over 18. Artists are invited to submit up to four works online at Entry is £15 per work (£8 per work for students). Approximately 100 works will be selected for an exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, from 5-17 March 2018. The exhibition will be hung and curated by Sam Wadsworth, Artist and Andrew WiltonVisiting Research Fellow at Tate Britain.


Deadline for entry: 5pm, Wednesday 6 December 2017


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