“Encouraging and promoting the best in contemporary British representational painting and drawing”


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.

www.lynnpainterstainersprize.org.uk

 

HOW TO ENTER

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: WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2017, by 5PM (GMT)

PRIZES

  • First Prize: £15,000
  • Second Prize: £4,000
  • Young Artist Award: £4,000 (For an artist who is 25 years of age or under)
  • Brian Botting Prize for an outstanding representation of the human figure*: £5,000 (For an artist who is 30 years of age or under)
  • People’s Prize: £2,000 (For an artist chosen by the public during the Mall Galleries exhibition)

*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.

Please note that artists eligible for the Young Artist Award and the Brian Botting Prize will be asked for confirmation of their age.

EXHIBITION

Approximately 100 works will be exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London

5 – 17 March 2018

Mall Galleries
The Mall, London, SW1
Open 10am-5pm daily, free entry
www.mallgalleries.org.uk

The Exhibition will be curated by:

Sam Wadsworth

Artist

Andrew Wilton

Honorary Curator, prints & drawings, Royal Academy of Arts

JUDGING PANEL

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 2018 judges will include:

Robin Mason

Artist & Head of Fine Art, City & Guilds of London Art School

Johnny Messum

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR, MESSUMS WILTSHIRE

BenJamin Sullivan NEAC RP

Artist

Professor Andrew Stahl

Artist & Head of Undergraduate Painting, SLADE SCHOOL OF FINE ART

Daphne Todd OBE PPRP NEAC

Artist

ENTRY PROCESS

The panel of judges will review all entries from the digital submission process. Artists will be notified their decision by 15 December 2017.

Approximately 200 artists will then be invited to deliver their actual works on either Friday 12 January 2018 or Saturday 13 January 2018 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 16 January 2018.

KEY DATES

Wednesday 6 December 2017Deadline for online entries, by 5pm (GMT)
Friday 15 December 2017Results of initial judging emailed to artists by this date
Friday 12 January 2018 Shortlisted artists submit works to FBA 10am-5pm
Saturday 13 January 2018Shortlisted artists submit works to FBA 10am-4pm
Tuesday 16 January 2018Results of final round judging emailed to artists by this date
Friday 19 January 2018Unaccepted works available for collection at the FBA, 10am-5pm
5 - 17 March 2018Exhibition at Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

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