The Cumberland Pencil Company is delighted to announce
their inaugural Derwent Art Prize. The aim of the Prize is
to reward excellence through showcasing the very best
international works created in pencil. 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 Güner (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: WWW.DERWENT-ARTPRIZE.COM
For further enquiries please contact the competition
organisers, Parker Harris, on:
Tel. + 44 (0) 1372 462190