The Wells Art Contemporary Awards
The WAC Awards is an open competition for contemporary visual art that is gaining praise and respect in Britain and abroad. It was established only four years ago by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the cathedral city in South-West England. But a notion that came to life around kitchen and dining tables has already established a strong presence in the London artworld and is drawing artists from places as diverse as Australia, Azerbaijan, India, Italy, Korea, Japan and the United States, as well as all over Britain. The most cited reasons for this rapid success are the quality of the artists who enter, the prestige of the judges and the attraction of the prizes.
WAC 2015 prizes
The 45 Park Lane Art Prize gives the overall winner a 10-day solo exhibition in London including an opening night reception/private view with invited press and an overnight stay at 45 Park Lane Hotel, in Mayfair, London,
R K Harrison Prize £1000
Wells Art Contemporary Prize
The People’s Choice £250
Entries can be in any media, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, video and graphics.
There are no size restrictions.
Up to 100 works will be selection for exhibition in the Wells and Mendip Museum. It faces Wells Cathedral, which is visited by some 300,000 people a year.
Entries open May 5
Entries close September 3
Shortlist announced September 13
Wells exhibition October 9 -25