Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Ken Bromley Art Supplies

Ken Bromley Art Supplies are offering online shoppers a £5.00 discount on orders over £50.00 this week using the online code EBH5. Fill your baskets!

Saturday, 12 April 2014

EAC Over 60s Competition

The 2014 EAC Over 60s Art Awards are now open for entries. This is the annual competition's 20th year inviting entries from amateur artists over 60 working in all mediums. There are prizes for beginner and more experienced artists in a range of categories. The deadline for entries is 6th June 2014, with a prize-giving ceremony at the House of Lords October 8th 2014.

For full details please visit

 If you would like hard copy A4 posters and/or postal entry forms, please contact -  Margaret Millington - EAC Art Awards volunteer

Friday, 11 April 2014

Birmingham Exhibition Arrangements

Full details on the arrangements for your pictures going to the Birmingham Exhibition -

Delivery -
Delivery is between 10am and 12pm on Sunday 27th April. We will be hanging the exhibition ourselves, so if you are bringing your work, you are welcome to stay on and help with the hanging process. Power screwdrivers would be very useful!  Please attach a label to the back of your picture (s) with your name and the name of the picture to make it easier for us to identify everything during the hanging process. 

Collection -
Collection day and time for unsold pictures has been set by the gallery, so we need to stick to their request. Collection is between 5pm and 6pm on Saturday May 10th.They will close at 6pm, so if you are collecting, please make sure you arrive before that.
I have been told that there is a fee of £40 per day if the pictures are left behind and collected later. I believe a couple of you have been told £10. I am not sure which is the correct amount at present, but you maybe should be prepared to pay £40 if you can't make other arrangements.

Return postage -
This is something we are offering to do this year because of the very narrow collection window.  Returns will be sent by Parcel Force (Royal Mail), so please make sure any packaging you use is robust and sturdy to avoid damage to your picture.
If you are bringing your own picture and then require it posted back, please leave your packaging with one of the volunteers on hanging day. If we have no packaging, we cannot return your work. Please include a large self-addressed label for us to use to return the picture.
I cannot give you a cost for returning your work until we have actually posted them. You will be contacted by Liz, our treasurer for repayment once we have posted the pictures.

Sold pictures -
I will be contacting the gallery two days before the end of the exhibition to find out about any sales. This will enable me to let you know whether you actually need to travel to Birmingham to pick up your work. I am hoping the gallery will let us know of any sales as they happen, but just in case, I will do the above.

Please remember that we are all volunteers and are doing this to help out you, our members. So we are grateful for you taking the time to make sure you read this and follow the instructions. It will make our efforts so much easier - thank you.

Finally - if you don't let UKCPS know what you are doing with your picture and it is still left at the end of the collection hour, it will be left at the gallery. It's your own responsibility to make arrangements to get your picture home.

Good luck everyone with the final push to get your pictures down to Birmingham and thank you to all volunteers for their massive effort in getting everything done.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Great Art Postcard Competition

Design your own postcard and enter here.

You may use your own support cut to the size stated.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Strathmore Wonders of Winter Competition

The competition has now closed and you can go here to register your vote.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Image Frames

UKCPS members can now get a 15% discount on orders £30.00 and over through the above online framing company. The discount code is UKCPS and can be entered in the voucher code box/promotional code box on the last page of the shopping checkout process before the final order value is confirmed.

Just to put you in the picture.

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The National Open Art Competition 2014

National Open Art: Call for Entries

Now in its 18th year, and with an impressive total prize fund of £60,000, the National Open Art Competition is calling for entries of new, original artwork from both amateurs and professionals. Sponsored by Towry, the Wealth Adviser, this annual open competition aims to nurture creative talent from emerging and established artists, and last year saw the highest ever number of entries submitted from across the UK for consideration by the panel of judges.

Mediums including painting, drawing, photography, original prints, wall hung installations and computer generated art may be submitted for the competition. Approximately 100 shortlisted works will be selected for exhibition, presented for the first time at London’s Somerset House from 18 September – 26 October 2014, before touring to the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. The prize winning works will be shown at the award winning Pallant House Gallery, Chichester in November, alongside its extensive collection of Modern British art.

The 2014 judging panel includes: Norman Ackroyd RA, Vanessa Branson, Caroline Irby,Chris Orr RA and David Middleton.

The competition is open to all UK artists aged 15 or over. Applicants will need to submit images of their work, an Artist Statement and a current CV. The entry fee is £20 to register and submit one work. Additional works may be submitted at £20 each, a total of four may be submitted for the competition.



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