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Call for Entries: Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours


Call for Entries: Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours

Seeking the best in contemporary watercolour and watermedia painting.
Artists are invited to submit works for exhibition alongside members of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at their 206th Exhibition, 2018.

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Deadline: 5 January, 12 noon

The Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) seeks the best in contemporary watercolour and watermedia painting. Since its foundation in 1831, the RI has promoted the essentially English art of watercolour. The RI was formed to exhibit the best watercolours and to show non-members’ works alongside that of members, a policy still followed today.

Any artist over 18 may submit.
Acceptable media: Watercolour or water-soluble mediums, including watercolour, acrylic, ink or gouache (excluding water-soluble oils).

There are many prizes and awards available to win, including:

The Winsor & Newton Award of £3,000

The Winsor & Newton Product Prize of £1,000 RRP of Winsor & Newton art materials of choice.

The Leathersellers' Prize: £1,000 awarded by The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers to an artist aged between 18 and 30 years old

The Anthony J Lester Art Critic Award: A certificate of commendation for an outstanding work chosen by the art critic and broadcaster Anthony J Lester

The Cass Art Prize: A prize of £200 of art supplies from Cass Art, awarded to a work demonstrating the most innovative use of colour

The Debra Manifold Memorial Award: Presented by the Linda Blackstone Gallery, an award for the most innovative work in the exhibition

The Dry Red Press Award: The winning work will be published as a greeting card in the Dry Red Press 'Prize Winners' range, with royalties from the sale of the cards going to the artist

The Escoda Barcelona Award: A set of Escoda's finest brushes for an outstanding landscape painting

The Frank Herring Easel Award: An easel presented for an outstanding work in the exhibition by Frank Herring & Sons

The John Purcell Paper Prize: Paper to the value of £100 awarded to a work chosen by John Purcell

The Matt Bruce RI Memorial Award: An award of £500 for what is considered the most outstanding use of light and colour in a watercolour

The Schmincke Award: A Schmincke watercolour set to an outstanding exhibitor

The Neil Meacher RI Watercolour Award: An award of £250 for an outstanding watercolour

Megan Fitzoliver Brush Award - a trophy, named The Pipe Fish, awarded for a work that most inspires a connection with the natural world

The James Fletcher-Watson RI Memorial Award: £500 for the best use of watercolour in the exhibition.

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