Fine art brand, Derwent, has announced that the fourth instalment of the Derwent Art Prize is now open for entries.
The Derwent Art Prize began in 2012 and aims to reward excellence by showcasing the very best 2D & 3D artworks created with any pencil or coloured pencil, as well as water soluble, pastel, graphite and charcoal.
From the submitted artworks, approximately eighty will be selected for display at the Mall Galleries, London from 18th – 23rd September 2018. Alongside the chosen artworks being hung in a public display, prizes totalling £12,500 will be awarded in a private awards ceremony on the opening night of the exhibition.
Astri Saunders, Head of Marketing at Derwent said, “we are proud to launch the Derwent Art Prize for the fourth year. Our aim of the exhibition is to showcase artworks created in pencil and increase the profile and importance of drawing as a fine art medium.”
Since the Derwent Art Prize began, the competition has attracted more than 7000 entries from over 67 countries, with the third edition of the opportunity attracting 3,299 entries by 1,193 artists worldwide. Derwent is excited to see both domestic and international entries for the 2018 prize.
This year’s entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors.
The deadline for entries is 8th May 2018, 5pm and artists can submit up to six of their works. For further details and full terms and conditions on entry requirements, please visit: www.derwent-artprize.com.