The Royal Watercolour Society invites artists to submit works to the 2010 competition [formerly known as the 21st Century Watercolour Competition]
Celebrating its twelfth anniversary, this open competition is a passionate celebration of watercolour as a vibrant medium for the 21st century. Unlike other painting competitions, the Royal Watercolour Society Open Competition identifies and supports artists of any age and is not prescriptive about size or subject matter. It is also a celebration of the water-soluble medium. All works produced in water based mediums, watercolour, acrylic and gouache are eligible. Work can be sent in from artists worldwide, and there are 13 regional pick-up points around the UK, bringing submissions to Bankside Gallery in February.
The aim of the competition is to encourage innovation in the use of water-based media on paper and to stimulate fresh approaches to what are considered to be watercolour’s traditional strengths. Successful submissions will be exhibited at Bankside Gallery, London, from 19 February to 11 March 2009 and successful applicants will be invited to apply for election to the Royal Watercolour Society.
- Artists are invited to submit up to three framed and glazed water-based paintings on paper.
- Application Form deadline is 13th January 2010
- Entry is £10 per work or free to full time students.
- Send in dates are Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th February 2010 11am – 6pm.
- Work will be selected on Monday 15th February
Awards and Prizes
Prizes to the value of £10,000 will be awarded
Applications can be downloaded from: www.royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk
Image above: Cameron Galt ARWS: Self Portrait with a Black Collar, watercolour.