Thursday, 22 November 2012

Julie Ann Maguire - "Best of British"

The following press release comes from Michael Maguire regarding the latest achievements of his his wife Julie, to whom I offer sincerest congratulations!

New UKCPS member wins “Best of British” Competition

This highly successful jubilee year has inspired many talented individuals to
participate in art competitions and exhibitions across the length and breadth of the
country and Britain has been at the heart of their themes.

 New UKCPS member, Julie Ann Maguire became a prizewinner in October 2012 when her cp rendering of “Jubilee in isolation” won first place in the leisure category of the Best of British
competition held by the Leisure Painter and The Artist magazines.

Julie, a part-time working mum and full-time housewife, is also a student of the
London Art College and has recently gained a distinction in their portraiture
certificate course. Her husband, Michael describes her as an “emerging talent”. He
says “She has the potential to achieve great things in the art world. She doesn’t
realise just how much talent she has. She’s been drawing since her late teens and
never had the opportunity or income to follow a traditional academic route. She’s
always put the family first so attending a local art college was never an option. LAC
provides an alternative in distance learning using the latest web technology for the
submission of assignments and is backed up by quality tutors and a thriving online
forum.” Julie has enrolled on the coloured pencil certificate course with London Art
College intending to make cp her preferred media as an artist.

Julie is looking forward to her membership with UKCPS. She has lots of ideas
and hopes to enter future exhibitions with the focus on gradually developing her work
towards signature status. Her reward for winning the Leisure Painter competition was
a commemorative wooden box of pencils, worth £500, provided by Derwent. This
takes pride of place in Julie’s household along with a canvas print of her artwork and
the winning image will also feature in the January issue of the magazine.

Michael Maguire
Tuesday 20 November 2012
photographic jpg

Friday, 9 November 2012

UKCPS at the NEC

Herewith, some photos taken at the UKCPS stand after the opening of Art Materials Live at the NEC yesterday (8th November).

Hon Sec, Will Johnson (the big fella!)
Many thanks to Lyn Goodwin for sending them!

TP Editor, Malcolm Cudmore

Lyn Goodwin (& yours truly)
Suzy Herbert (just get that smile!)
Local Groups Co-ordinator, Pauline Longley

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Wildlife Artist of the Year - competition

This has come from the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (via Pauline Longley - thanks Pauline!)
Dear Artist
Have you considered entering the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year 2013 – It is a great competition with some fantastic prizes, as well as the knowledge you are also helping fund some very worthwhile conservation projects.
Follow the link and see what you think.
Should you need any further information do please let me know.
Nina Neve
WAY Coordinator
David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation
Saba House, 7 Kings Road, Shalford, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8JU
Tel +44 (0) 1483 272323 Fax +44 (0) 1483 443859
Join us for some great events for wildlife this autumn!
The DSWF annual RGS lecture ‘Healing Without Harm’ on October 18th - Cranleigh Christmas Sales Dayon November 10th and our
fabulous ‘Night Safari’ Black Tie Dinner at the Dorchester on November 23rd
See our full list of events by clicking here

Monday, 5 November 2012

A Major New Competition - Derwent

Derwent Art Prize 2013
Call For Entries
Rewarding excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in pencil, The Cumberland Pencil Company is delighted to announce their inaugural Derwent Art Prize.

 It is an open submission opportunity for British and international artists, offering prizes of up to £8,750.

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors: Yvonne Crossley (Director
of The Drawing Gallery, Shropshire); Fisun G√ľner (journalist and freelance visual arts
writer); and Professor Stephen Farthing RA (artist and Rootstein Hopkins Research
Chair of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London).

'We are delighted to be invited to select works for this inaugural year of the Derwent Art
Prize. We look forward to seeing a high standard of entries and hope to bring together an
exhibition which showcases the very best works created in pencil, from both British and
international artists.'

An exhibition of selected works will be held at the prestigious Mall Galleries in
London SW1 from 16-21 September 2013 and all selected artists will be featured on
the Derwent Art Prize website.

 The Derwent Art Prize 2013 exhibition will then tour to venues across the UK, including the Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria.

The Prize is open to all living British and international artists over the age of 18 years old on 1st July 2013. Artists can submit up to 6 pieces of work, created with any charcoal, pastel, graphite, water-soluble and coloured pencils on any 2 or 3 dimensional support. The maximum size of work is 182cms in its greatest dimension.

Deadline for Entries: Monday 1st July 2013
Entry is online at:
For further enquiries please contact the competition organisers, Parker Harris, on:
Tel. + 44 (0) 1372 462190


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