Discerning Eye Exhibition 2016 - ART COMPETITION

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Discerning Eye Exhibition 2016 is calling for entries. Below you can find all details about this art competition:

Discerning Eye Exhibition 2016

The 25th ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, Art Competition and show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world sponsored by ING Commercial Banking has recently been opened for 2016. Admission will be free and all the works will be for sale.


Over the past 25 years the ING Discerning Eye exhibition and Art Competition sponsored by ING Commercial Banking, has established an outstanding reputation among artists, collectors and enthusiasts for its unique curatorial approach.

It is an exhibition of small works, independently chosen by prominent figures from the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics.

For artists this Art Competition is an opportunity to have work hung alongside that of well-known and established names at a major London art venue.
To enter work you must have either been born or be currently resident in the UK, your work must be for sale, and it must be a maximum of twenty inches in any dimension.
Artists can submit up to six works which can be two or three dimensional.
All works must be for sale.
All works must be within the maximum size limit (20 inches, 50 cms).
Works must be an original creation by the artist (prints, photographs and sculptures are accepted).
The open submission process begins in the early summer with the publication of the call for entries and the selections are made in September.

It provides an unusual opportunity for works by lesser-known artists to be hung alongside contributions from internationally recognised names.

Work is selected from open submission and from artists invited by the individual selectors. Each selector's section is hung separately giving the impression of six small exhibitions within the whole.

The 2016 selectors include: artists Dan Coombs and Chris Orr RA; collectors Celia Imrie (actress) and Ian Mayes QC (Treasurer of the Temple Church); art critics Sacha Craddock and Michael Glover. Each selector will curate a section of the exhibition with its own distinctive identity, resulting in six small exhibitions within one overall show.

The entry fee is for this competition is 12 GBP (approx. 16 USD) per work.

Who can enter?

This competition is open to artists born or resident in the UK only.


Selected works will be shown in an exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London from 17 - 27 November 2016.

Moreover, prizes on offer this year include the ING Purchase Prize (5000 GBP), the Discerning Eye Founder’s Purchase Prize in honour of Michael Reynolds (2500 GBP), Discerning Eye Chairman’s Purchase Prize (1000 GBP), Meynell Fenton Prize (1000 GBP), Wright Purchase Prize (500 GBP), Humphreys Purchase Prize (750 GBP), and further prizes for Sculpture and 3D work, and regional entries.

Call For Entries Info

For all further informations about the Discerning Eye Exhibition 2016 or to submit your works visit the following official website: http://www.discerningeye.org/exhibition/intro/intro.php


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