Calling all artists in painting and drawing

Enter now for Griffin Gallery Open
· Call for entries to the Griffin Gallery Open – submission closes May 25
· Approximately 80 works to be exhibited at Griffin Gallery  July 23 – August 21 2015
· Prizes to be awarded at the Griffin Gallery Open Private View on July 22
· Online entry form can be found at
All artists who work primarily in painting and drawing are invited to enter the inaugural Griffin Gallery Open. Up to 80 works will be selected by the judges for exhibition and three substantial prizes will be awarded;
· Winsor & Newton painting prize£1,000 and £3,000 in art materials.
· Liquitex acrylic painting prize£1,000 and £3,000 in art materials.
· Conté à Paris drawing prize£1,000 and £3,000 in art materials.
The Griffin Gallery Open exhibitors and prize winners will be selected by artist Ian Davenport, Saatchi Gallery CEO Nigel Hurst, and Griffin Gallery Director Becca Pelly-Fry. The judges will be looking for innovation, skill and commitment to practice in painting and drawing.
Artists can submit up to 3 works made since 2010 for each of the major prizes. The Winsor & Newtonpainting prize is for works based in oil, watercolour, gouache or inks. The Liquitex acrylic painting prize is for works based in acrylic and the Conté à Paris drawing prize is for works in dry media. The winner of each prize will receive £1,000 cash plus £3,000 RRP value in art materials of choice. Cost for entry is £10 per work.
The first round of judging will be from digital submission then approximately 120 works will be invited in to Griffin Gallery for the judges to make their final selection.
Key Dates
May 25 Deadline for application
June 26 Shortlisted artists notified
July 12+13 Shortlist artists deliver works to Griffin Gallery
July 16 Artists notified of works selected or not for exhibition
July 17+18 Collection of un-selected works
July 22 Private View and Prize giving
July 23 Exhibition open, Griffin Gallery, 21, Evesham Street, W11 4AJ
August 21 Exhibition closes
August 23+24 Collection of unsold works

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