Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Patchings News

An extract from the last edition of Patchings News - read the full version at: :
Our 2014/15 programme of exhibitions contains some popular favourites including the annual open exhibition following this year's competition - further details are below.

In the summer we look forward to a group exhibition which includes work by a long time friend of Patchings, Sue Campion. This is one of a number of significant exhibitions on show over the next twelve months and includes a programme of photographic exhibitions by Pete Bridgwood and Jon Horrocks in the Image Gallery.
As mentioned in last month's NEWS the dates for our 21st Festival 5 to 8 June. We hope to publish the full programme of celebrity and guest artists next month. The Exhibition and Events 2014/15 brochure will be available in print within the next few weeks.  [Ed - UKCPS WILL BE THERE!]
The Artist and Leisure Painter Patchings Art Competition 2014
Entry details for this year’s open competition are on the website and can be found in the current edition of both magazines.  The competition has two categories, The Artist category for professional artists and the Leisure Painter section for amateur and hobby painters. The closing date is  28 March – plenty of time to paint for the competition. Follow this link for further details

Derwent Art Prize

The Call For Entries is out for the 2014 Derwent Art Prize, (closing date 9 June 2014).  Get the details and entry instructions from the website:

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Strathmore Wonders of Winter Art Competition


Strathmore Wonders of Winter Art Competition

Looking for one more competition to enter?  We thought you might like to try this one.

To enter your depictions of the Wonders of Winter simply purchase a competition pack for £6 from Jackson's Art Supplies (contains Strathmore papers worth £30) and create your work on one of the beautiful papers. Then scan or photograph your artwork, and enter online by the 9th of March using the form below.

Strathmore and Jackson's Art Supplies have teamed up to offer £1000 worth of vouchers as prizes to artists working in any media and of all abilities.
1st Prize - £500 of art materials (£250 Jackson’s vouchers & £250 Strathmore vouchers)
2nd Prize - £300 of art materials (£150 Jackson’s vouchers & £150 Strathmore vouchers)
3rd Prize - £200 of art materials (£100 Jackson’s vouchers & £100 Strathmore vouchers)

Competition Dates
Entry Period - Competition entries are accepted between the 17th of January 2014 and the 9th of March 2014.
Voting Round - Public voting on the shortlisted entries begins on the 11th of March 2014 and ends on the 13th of April 2014.
Winners will be announced on the 15th April 2014.

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2014 & Talking Point

Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2014

LPS Prize 2014

Deadline for submissions: 29 January 2014

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is open to living artists over the age of 18, who are resident in the British Isles. Prizes range from £1,500 to £15,000.

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created in 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation to encourage the very best creative representational painting and promote the skill of draftsmanship. With prize money of £25,000 the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards to artists in the UK.
Talking Point

Just to reassure all members, our December edition has not come out yet but we hope it is not going to be long before you can all enjoy it at home.

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

International Artist - competition

A belated notification - but not too late to enter!

The International Artist Magazine is running a competition 'Favorite Subjects'.

Closing date 15th January

 entry £5 per picture.

They are also advertising subsequent competitions on their website

Any 2 dimensional drawing or painting medium is acceptable.  Work must be original, completed less than 2 years ago and not won any previous prize or award.  Entry is by digital image.

(my thanks to Pauline Longley for the above)

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Calls for entry - reminders

A Happy New Year  to all our readers!!

Just a timely reminder that you only have until 5th February to get your entry in for this year's UKCPS Open International Exhibition, which will take place at the Royal Birmingham Society of Arts gallery from 28th April to 10th May 2014.  Forms and Rules available on the UKCPS website at:

Also, The Society for All Artists [SAA] has a call for entries to its annual 'Artist of the Year' competition.

This from the SAA:-

Open to all ages and abilities, there’s a huge variety of categories to chose from and you can paint or draw in the medium of your choice.

Don’t forget – if you’re an SAA member, you can enter the competition as many times as you like for FREE!

Have you got a passion for painting? Do you like a challenge? Then why not enter the SAA Artist of the Year 2014 competition.

Don't delay - with under 8 weeks left to enter, now is the time to perfect your entry and be in with a chance of winning the £2,000*!

NEW for 2014 - En Plein Air Award
We are proud to announce a new award for Artist of the Year 2014, in memory of Mitch Waite who was passionate about encouraging artists to take painting outside the studio.

The final judging of this award will be by Mitch's wife Hannah. To be eligible entries must have been painted in, or finished from preliminary sketches and paintings done en plein air. Entrants must provide details of how and where they painted their picture.

If you have already entered prior to this announcement, simply return to your Artist of the Year 2014 entry and click 'edit' to include this extra information.

You can find out more at the SAA website:


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