'Romanesque Back Yards' by Roy Harrison - finalist 2004
General Information about Entry
Amateur artists over 60 are invited to enter works in any medium - oil, watercolour, charcoal, pastel, pencil, acrylic, etc. 3D work, printmaking, ceramics, textiles and photography are also welcome. There is no restriction on subject matter. Artists may submit more than one entry (maximum 5 entries per person) and group works are also accepted. This year, the entry fee is held at £9 per work and multiple entries are open to special offer: 5 works for the price of 4 (£36), and 4 works for the price of 3 (£27).
This, we hope will specially appeal to art groups in a range of settings.
How to Enter
Please click here to view and complete the Online Entry Form.
Please click here to view and print an entry form to send by post.
We are delighted to announce the following judges for the 2010-11 Art Awards:
- Sally Bulgin, editor, ‘The Artist’ magazine
- Tom Coates RBSA, artist
- Diana Moran, ‘The Green Goddess’, broadcaster and author
The first round of judging is based on the submitted images of artists' work, either jpeg digital files or colour photographs (max A4 size). This round takes place generally within seven days of the closing date for entries, which is now scheduled for 4th March 2011. Artists are informed of the judges’ decisions shortly thereafter. If selected for exhibition, the organisers contact all finalists with details of arrangements for sending original works to an agreed collection point, in preparation for the Finalists’ Exhibition. Once the exhibition is in place, the judging panel, along with sponsor representatives, selects prizewinners.
There will be prizes of at least £250 in each of the following categories:
- Still Life
- Portrait (any medium)
- 3D Work
- EAC People’s Choice Award Prize
Angela Farnell Memorial Prizes.
Two additional £500 prizes will be awarded in memory of the founder of EAC. These prizes will be for the best entries from artists living in sheltered / retirement housing or a care home, or who entered through a day centre. These prizes are divided between the artist and their sheltered scheme, care home or day centre.
Approximately 100 finalists’ works will be included in the EAC Over 60s Art Awards exhibition at the RBSA Gallery (the home of The Royal Birmingham Society of Artists) in Birmingham, to be held from 9th to 21st May 2011. All exhibiting artists will be invited to a Private View of the exhibition, at which prizes will be awarded to the winners.
Works can be offered for sale at the exhibition and exhibitors will also have the opportunity to accept commissions for new work. The price of each work should include a 30% commission to be retained by EAC.