All artists entering the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize must read and confirm that that they and their work are eligible for entry.

Any artist or work that do not comply with the Rules of the Prize will be removed from the exhibition.

The judges’ decision will be final and binding.




The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is open to living artists over the age of 18, who are resident in the UK.

Entries will not be accepted from members of the Charity and Education Committee of the Painter-Stainers’ Company.


Artists may submit up to four works. Works of art submitted must not exceed 60 inches (152cm) in their largest dimension including frame.

  1. Only original, two-dimensional works in any painting or drawing media are eligible. Digital drawings and/or paintings are not eligible.
  2. All entries must have been completed in the last three years.
  3. All entries cannot have been previously exhibited. (See FAQs for further information)
  4. All works must be for sale, except commissioned portraits.
  5. Works submitted must be available for exhibition.

All works shortlisted for the final selection must be labelled with the artist’s name, address, title of work and, if for sale, the price. Works on paper must be securely framed and behind glass. It is suggested that canvases in excess of 36 inches square should have adequate cross-bearers to avoid damage. Metal, plastic or clip frames will not be allowed. There should be no projections from the back of the frames. Please tape down any wires or rings on the back of the frames.



Artists will be notified of the first selection decision by 19 December 2018. Approximately 200 artists will then be invited to deliver their actual works on either 25 January 2019, 10am – 5pm or 26 January 2019, 10am – 4pm 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 selection decision by 29 January 2019.

A list of approved art carriers who can offer collection and delivery services should you be selected to bring your works to London for the final judging will be available to all shortlisted artists.

Following the final judging, works not selected for the final exhibition will be available for collection on Friday 1 February 2019, 10am to 5pm from the Federation of British Artists (FBA), 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD. Following this date, all work will be removed from the FBA and be available for collection by appointment from Art Moves of Chelsea at Chelsea Self Storage, Blantyre Street, London SW10 at a charge of £24 per work. Please contact Art Moves of Chelsea directly to arrange an appointment for collection: Telephone 020 7352 7492 or email

Artists whose works are unsold at the end of the exhibition will be contacted by Parker Harris, the Prize Organisers with full details regarding the collection of unsold works prior to the final exhibition closing.


All works must be for sale, except for commissioned portraits. Works not for sale must be labelled NFS and marked NFS on the Entry Form. If not, Parker Harris Partnership is authorised to offer them for sale. Commission of 40% + VAT will be levied on works sold during or as a result of the exhibition, or by means of the website, Title and risk will pass on payment by and collection by or delivery to the buyer.


Those artists whose works are selected for exhibition accept and agree that all works in the exhibition may be photographed and/or reproduced for the catalogue, press, publicity, promotion and advertising of the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, including on its website.


The risk of damage or loss, however caused, is the responsibility of the artist, who is therefore advised to arrange adequate insurance cover.

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