The Derwent Art Prize was conceived in 2012 and aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best artworks created in pencil by British and International artists. The competition welcomes entries in coloured pencil as well as water-soluble, pastel, graphite or charcoal pencils.
This year’s entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors: Meryl Ainslie, Director and Founder of Rabley Drawing Centre; Eileen Cooper RA, Painter and Printmaker, and Keeper of the Royal Academy Schools, and Michael Glover, art critic at The Independent and London Correspondent for ARTNews, New York.
From the submitted artworks, eighty will be selected for display at the Mall Galleries, London from 19th - 24th September 2016. Alongside the chosen artworks being hung in a public display, prizes totalling £12,500 will be awarded in a private awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition.
1. June 2016