Call for Entries: The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition

Deadline: 5 September 2015 for London, earlier dates for Regional collections

The Prizes on offer this year include the ING Purchase Prize (£5000), the Discerning Eye Founder’s Purchase Prize in honour of Michael Reynolds (£2500), Discerning Eye Chairman’s

Purchase Prize (£1000), Meynell Fenton Prize (£1000), Benton Purchase Prize (£1000); Discerning Eye Sculpture and 3D Work Prize (£250). There will also be Regional Prizes of £250 each awarded to an outstanding entry in the national regions.

UK artists are invited to submit up to six works in a variety of media: painting, print, sculptures, drawing and photography are all accepted. These works must be for sale, and should not exceed 20” (50 cm) in their largest dimension. The submission fee is £10 per work. Regional collection centres include: Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, Doncaster, Edinburgh, Exeter, Glasgow, Penzance, Newcastle, Norwich and Southampton.

Works should be submitted to regional collection centres, or on the final hand-in dates to the Mall Galleries in London on 4 and 5 September 2015.To download an entry form, submission schedule, and for further information about regional venues please visit: www.parkerharris.co.uk

Downloadable leaflet: http://parkerharris.co.uk/images/dynamicImages/DE%20leaflet.pdf

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, sponsored by ING Commercial Banking, is opening its doors to artists for another year. The Exhibition will feature a selection of small works independently chosen by prominent figures from different areas of the art world.
The selectors will each curate a section of the exhibition, with its own distinctive identity, giving the impression of six small exhibitions within the whole show. The selectors include:
Emma Bridgewater – Founder, Emma Bridgewater
Stephen Doherty – Director of Visual Communications at Somerset House, London
Nicole Farhi CBE – Fashion designer and sculptor
Larry Lamb – Actor
Steve Pill – Editor, Artists & Illustrators Magazine
Stephen Snoddy – Gallery Director of The New Art Gallery, Walsall

The exhibition provides an unusual opportunity for works by lesser-known artists to be hung alongside contributions from internationally recognised names. The selected works will be shown in an exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London from 12 – 22 November 2015.

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