The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created in 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation to encourage the very best creative representational painting and promote the skill of draughtsmanship. With prize money of £30,000, the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards to artists throughout the UK.
Before entering, artists must read the Rules & Guidelines.
Artists initially submit up to 4 works through an online entry process. If selected for the Final Judging, artists will be invited to bring their work to the Mall Galleries. Please see Entry Process, below.
Entry is £15 per work (£8 per work for students).
DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: 19 DECEMBER 2016, by 5PM (GMT)
*Brian Botting, Master of the Painter-Stainers’ Company from 2003-04, has kindly bequeathed a £5,000 annual prize to be awarded to an artist aged 30 or under for an outstanding representation of the human figure.
Approximately 100 works will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London
6 – 19 March 2017
The Mall, London, SW1
Open 10am-5pm daily, free entry
The Exhibition will be hung and curated by:
Visiting Research Fellow at Tate Britain
The judges will be looking for work that demonstrates the very best in creative representational painting and promotes the skill of draughtsmanship. The judges’ decision will be final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into. The 2017 judges include:
Ken Howard OBE RA NEAC
Prof. Andrew Stahl
Artist & Professor of Fine Art, Slade School of Fine Art
BenJamin Sullivan NEAC RP
Director, John Martin Gallery, London
Daphne Todd OBE PPRP NEAC
The panel of judges will review all entries from the digital submission process. Artists will be notified their decision by 13 January 2017. Approximately 200 artists will then be invited to deliver their actual works on either 27 January 2017 or 28 January 2017 to the Federation of British Artists (FBA), 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD, for the final judging. Only works shortlisted from the initial digital submission will be received for final judging. These works will only be accepted at the submission point with fully completed entry forms and labels, which will be emailed to artists following the initial judging. Please note that notification of all results will be sent by email only. Artists will be notified of the final decision by 31 January 2017.
|Monday 19 December 2016||Deadline for online entries, by 5pm (GMT)|
|Friday 13 January 2017||Results of initial judging emailed to artists by this date|
|Friday 27 January 2017||Shortlisted artists submit works to FBA 10am-5pm|
|Saturday 28 January 2017||Shortlisted artists submit works to FBA 10am-4pm|
|Tuesday 31 January 2017||Results of final round judging emailed to artists by this date|
|Friday 3 February 2017||Unaccepted works available for collection at the FBA, 10am-5pm|
|Saturday 4 February 2017||Unaccepted works available for collection at the FBA, 10am-4pm|
|6 - 18 March 2017||Exhibition at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1|
|25 March - 22 April 2017||Exhibition of selected works at Guildford House Gallery, Guildford, Surrey|
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