Call for entries Griffin Art Prize 2013


Call for entries.
The Griffin Gallery announces the second year of the Griffin Art Prize, and calls for entries to this exciting award for painting and drawing, open to emerging UK based artists who have graduated since 2008.
The call for entries closes at midnight on Friday 26th July 2013. Submission is via the APPLY page of Entry is £15 per application and consists of 4 recent works, an artists’ statement and a CV. Applicants must be eligible to stay in the UK until the end of the residency in September 2014 and all works submitted must be available through to March 2014.
Twenty long listed artists will be announced on the 10th of September and will have their work featured on  Each will receive a year’s artist membership at Ten short-listed artists will be included in a showcase exhibition at the Griffin Gallery,, west London in November 2013. Accompanied by a catalogue, this high-profile group show will be seen by collectors, curators and other art world professionals.
The overall winner will be awarded a six month working residency in the Studio Building, London W.11, to develop an individual exhibition for the Griffin Gallery in September 2014. 
Winsor & Newton,Liquitex and Conté à Paris will offer sponsorship deals to selected short listed artists worth £250 each.

The Studio Building
The new Headquarters of leading fine art brands, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris. Located ten minutes’ walk from Shepherds Bush and two minutes from Latimer Road tube station, it has easy access to local amenities and is in a hub of artistic and business activity.

The Griffin Gallery
Located on the ground floor of The Studio Building, the Griffin Gallery is a new contemporary art space (145 sq m, or 1500 sq ft). The Griffin Gallery has a year round programme of exhibitions, showcasing the best of emerging and established artists. It is open to the public every weekday from 10am to 5pm. Please contact or see for further details.

The Artists’ Studio
On the 4th floor of The Studio Building are two artists’ studios and the Innovation & Development Department. The winner of the residency will have a spacious ( 32 sq. m or 350 sq. ft.) studio fully stocked with products of choice from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris. The studio space has good natural light, daylight strip lighting, and storage space. The other artist’s studio hosts temporary residencies, demonstrations and workshops.

The Innovation & Development Department
Adjacent to the artists’ studios is the Innovation & Development Department. This is where chemists and technicians work on new (and often very exciting) fine art products. They develop quality materials and test them to ensure the highest standards of permanency and stability. In this unique venture, the winner will be working next to where his or her materials have been designed and developed.

The Tea Room
Adjacent to the Griffin Gallery, the Tea Room offers a relaxed and fully supported environment for artists and the public to meet and engage. Anyone visiting the Griffin Gallery will find tea, coffee and magazines available. The Tea Room also hosts a programme of talks and seminars on fine art related subjects.

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