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The Derwent Art Prize Launch!


The Derwent Art Prize Launch!

Derwent Art Prize 2013 Call For Entries

Derwent Art Prize 2013
Call For Entries

Rewarding excellence through showcasing the very best international
works created in pencil

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:

For further enquiries please contact the competition organisers, Parker Harris, on:
Tel. + 44 (0) 1372 462190