Unfortunately it came out in July round about the time I was rushed off to hospital followed by enforced break and the last stages of my involvement with final proofs of my book. So there hasn't been a post on this blog until now! This post seeks to remedy this - especially given the fact the deadline for entries fast approaches - 6th September 2014
|Image from the Entry leaflet for the ING Discerning Eye 2014|
- information about the exhibition - and the percentage of works which come from the open entry
- a note about the judges - with links to websites
- a summary of information about prizes
- a summary of the information for artists e.g. who can enter what etc.
- information about the deadlines and dates and where to find information about regional collection points
- links to websites and my blog posts showing images of the art selected and hung in past exhibitions for those unfamiliar with this art competition.
The competition is sponsored by ING Commercial Banking.
ING Discerning Eye 2014 - selection, exhibition and prizes
The first thing to say is that this competition generally enjoys a good reputation. It's getting better at providing relevant information for artists.
The percentage of the works exhibited which came from the open entry has been opaque in the past but this seems to have been addressed this year. I've been campaigning for some time for the percentage of works which come from the open exhibition to be made more explicit. This year the website states
Last year about 40% of the nearly 500 works exhibited were from the open submission.This equates to c. 200 works from the open entry.
The exhibition is unusual due to the nature of the competition.
- The focus is on small works.
- There are six selectors, each of which curates a small exhibition of a collection of work they like. This then creates a large exhibition made up of six smaller exhibitions which reflect the interests and tastes of the individual selectors.
Sometimes the exhibition is very eclectic. Sometimes it is really interesting - it all depends on who the selectors are, what their tastes are and how enthusiastic they are about putting on an exhibition.