This year the Exhibition attracted a total of 152 entries from 74 people in 11 different countries! This is a huge increase on previous years. The number of entries was up 30% while the number of people entering increased by a massive 42%! However, it's also very pleasing to record that the the standard of entries received has also been very high as already indicated by Pat Heffer, Exhibition Director, in September's Talking Point.
The three jurors who selected which works would be hung in this year's exhibition were:
- Janie Gildow, the well-known American CP artist and author of two instruction books,
- Hannelore Warning, Group Product Manager, Art & Graphic for Faber Castell - this year's sponsors
- and Neil Murison, Curator of the New Gallery at the Royal West of England Academy.
Members will be aware from the website, the September edition of Talking Point and the Private View invitation that you will have recently received (see top) that you were all invited to attend the Private View tomorrow afternoon (5th October) between 2pm to 5pm.
Final decisions about the complete list of prizewinners are being made tomorrow morning and then the prizewinners will be announced:
- at the Private View on Sunday 5th October
- in a post on this blog on Monday morning.
UKCPS very much appreciates the support it has received from this year's three excellent jurors and Faber Castell, the sponsors of this year's exhibition and the manufacturers of Polychromos artists´ colour pencils and Albrecht Durer artists´ watercolour pencils.
Gallery opening and sales
The exhibition runs until Tuesday 28th October. It's open Monday to Saturday from 10.00am - 5.30pm. On Sunday it's open in the afternoon from 2.00-5.00pm. Last admission is half an hour before closing.
Most works in the exhibition are for sale. The RWA are approved by the Arts Council England to run the scheme called Own Art which helps people to make the purchase of art more affordable. See this page for more information.
Getting to the Gallery
The exhibition is in the New Gallery of the Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX.
Click here for directions to Royal West of England Academy. It is expected that parking will not be a problem as there is free on street parking in the streets around the Academy. People coming by train are warned that the station is quite a distance from the Academy.
Annual General Meeting
Just a reminder to all UKCPS members that, as previously notified, they are all invited to the AGM which is being held tomorrow Sunday 5th October in the New Gallery of the Royal West of England Academy in Bristol starting at 10.00am.
Please refer to the Chairman's article in the last edition of Talking Point which refers to some of the matters which will be discussed tomorrow.
Please note that it's expected that there will be at least an hour's break between the AGM and the start of the Private View when the winners will be announced.
Note: The Royal West of England Academy is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years and possesses an outstanding Grade II* listed building, galleries and permanent fine art collection