Wells Art Contemporary Awards

WAC 2024 SHOW ANNOUNCED, CALL FOR ENTRIES IS OPEN

The Wells Art Contemporary 2024 show will take place in Wells Cathedral from 3rd to 31st August 2024 (Private View on 2nd August). It will exhibit works selected by a prestigous panel of judges from the entries to two separate international competitions:

The Site-specific installations call for entries is now open. Find out more and make your application here before 5pm GMT on 11th March 2024.

The Gallery call for entries is now open. Find out more and make your application here before 5pm GMT on 9th May 2024.

WINNER OF THE 2023 PEOPLE’S PRIZE ANNOUNCED

3rd September 2023: The Chubb Bulleid People’s Prize award attracted more than 3,700 public votes. The winner is… Frances Carlile’s magnificent installation on the Chapter House steps, “West Wind Procession”.

The runners-up, in no particular order, were: Bill Prickett’s “Mobius T Clef”, Emily Lawlor’s “Study of a Wing III”, Olivier Leger’s “Whaley McWhaleface” and James Lake’s “The Sprinter – Gold Run Remix 2012”.

Submissions can be in any medium or style.

It is open to artists working in painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, installation or video. Artists may enter up to 4 works.

The Wells Art Contemporary 2024 show will take place in Wells Cathedral from 3rd to 31st August 2024 (Private View on 2nd August). It will exhibit works selected by a prestigous panel of judges.

Submission requirements

➜ There is no size restriction on work submitted. JPEG, TIFF and PNG file formats are acceptable. There is a maximum file size of 1MB. If you are selected organiser will request a larger image.

The Wells Art Contemporary Awards are open to all artists over the age of 18, working in any media and style, from anywhere in the world.

Prize

The Wells Art Contemporary Awards 2024 offers a range of prizes including the Howden Art Award (£2,000 for one artist), the NG Art Creative Residency Award (a two-week placement in Provence, including board, lodging, and mentorship), the JGM Gallery Prize (showcasing selected artists online), a Student Prize (£1,000 to a fine art student under 26), the Parker Harris Mentoring Prize (professional development session), the Somerset Art Works Prize (mentoring session), the People’s Choice Prize (£500 awarded by visitor votes), and the St Cuthberts Mill Award (20 sheets of Saunders Waterford 300gsm paper). Additionally, twenty £200 bursaries will be awarded to selected installation artists.

Entry fees

The entry fee is £30 per work.

Website link: https://www.wellsartcontemporary.co.uk/

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