The Anthology Art Competition sponsored by CHARLIE SMITH LONDON is always one of the high points of the Summer art season. Each year thousands of applications are sifted through to define the long-list which is then whittled down to ten finalists. The work always represents excellence and is used as a barometer to measure new emerging contemporary art. The shortlist goes on to exhibit in the gallery, in August 2016. One winner will receive a £2,000 cash prize and will be profiled here on Artlyst.
This year’s finalists are: Alexis Avlamis, Cecilia Bonilla, Francesco Cuttitta, Susannah Douglas, Jaana Fowler, Jonny Green, Eva Masterman, Steven Morgana, Lucienne O’Mara ,Corinna Spencer
Selected and curated by internationally respected art world professionals, Anthology is a multi-disciplinary exhibition that reaches out democratically to artists worldwide. The 2016 jury is Philly Adams (Senior Director, Saatchi Gallery), Zavier Ellis (Director, CHARLIE SMITH LONDON), Stephanie Grose (Collector), Andrew Salgado (Artist), Heike Strelow (Director, Galerie Heike Strelow).
Presented at the CHARLIE SMITH LONDON gallery in Shoreditch, London, the exhibition will continue to be a key barometer of emerging and established talent, and will continue to provide unforeseen opportunities to artists. Previous winners and finalists have enjoyed significant success as a direct result of their inclusion in Anthology, including being curated into group exhibitions; being placed in prominent private collections; and being represented by CHARLIE SMITH LONDON.
Previous winners are Tom Ormond, Eric Manigaud, Robert Crosse, Florian Heinke, Ben Woodeson and Beatrice Haines.
Private View & Prize Giving: Thursday 04 August 6.30-8.30pm Exhibition: Friday 05 August – Saturday 20 August 2016