past event: Derwent Art Prize 2013

by Cass Art

The Cumberland Pencil Company is delighted to announce their inaugural Derwent Art Prize. The aim of the Prize is to reward excellence through showcasing the very best international works created in pencil. It is an open submission opportunity for British and international artists, offering prizes of up to £8,750.

This competition has now ended. To find out about our current events please refer to our competitions page

Entries will be judged by a distinguished panel of selectors:
Yvonne Crossley (Director of The Drawing Gallery, Shropshire);
Fisun Güner (journalist and freelance visual arts writer); 
and Professor Stephen Farthing RA (artist and Rootstein Hopkins Research Chair of Drawing at the University of the Arts, London).

An exhibition of selected works will be held at the Mall Galleries in London SW1 from 16-21 September 2013 and all selected artists will be featured on the Derwent Art Prize website.

The Derwent Art Prize 2013 exhibition will then tour to venues across the UK, including the Pencil Museum in Keswick, Cumbria. Artists can submit up to 6 pieces of work, created with any charcoal, pastel, graphite, water-soluble and coloured pencils on any 2 or 3 dimensional support. The maximum size of work is 182cms in its greatest dimension.

The deadline for entries is Monday 1st July 2013. To enter click here:

This competition is now closed

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