Artists may submit digital images of up to four works. Works of art submitted must not exceed 60 inches (152 cms) in their largest dimension including frame.
Only original, two-dimensional works in any painting or drawing media, that have been completed in the last three years, and that have not been previously exhibited, are eligible.
All works must be for sale, except commissioned portraits. The judges’ decision will be final and binding.
Works on paper must be framed. Metal, plastic or clip frames will not be allowed. It is suggested that canvases in excess of 36 inches square should have adequate cross-bearers to avoid damage. There should be no projections from the back of the frames. Please tape down any wires or rings on the back of the frames.
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 submitted must be available for exhibition.
Approximately 100 paintings are selected for exhibition and all works are for sale.
The 2016 exhibition will be shown in the Mall Galleries from 7 – 13 March 2016 followed by a touring exhibition to Guildford House Gallery from 25 June – 7 July 2016.
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 this website.
The standard entry fee is £15 per work and student entry fee is £8 payable at the time of entry.
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize, illustration competition is open to living artists who is 25 years of age or under and aged over 18, who are resident in the British Isles.
With a total prize money of 30,000 GBP (approx. 45,000 USD) the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards to artists in the UK.
• First Prize: £15,000
• 5 Runner-Up Prizes each at: £1,500
• Young Artist Award: £2,500
• Brian Botting Prize for Figurative Drawing: £5,000
During a reception at the exhibition in London the winners are awarded their prizes and the first prize-winner is also awarded a specially designed and engraved gold medal. Moreover, an exhibition of selected works will take place at the Mall Galleries, London from 7-13 March 2016.