|ING Discerning Eye - selected works|
The Call for Entries has been issued and the deadline is 7 September 2013
Below you can find:
- a summary of the information for artists re who can enter what etc
- informaiton about the deadlines and dates and where to find information about regional collection points
- a note about the judges - with links to websites
- a summary of information about prizes
- 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.
Do bear in mind that the selectors change each year.
The exhibition comprises both publicly submitted works and works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. Each section is hung separately to give each its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole.The competition is sponsored by ING Commercial Banking.
The presentation of the "what you need to know" information has improved no end in recent years - see Information for Artists on the ING Discerning Eye website
- Who can enter: artists who were born or are currently resident in the UK
- Artwork for sale: Essential / not optional.
- Commission is charged at 40% + VAT.
- Price entered on the entry form is the catalogue selling price from which commission and VAT payable is deducted.
- Maximum size limit: 20 inches / 50 cms INCLUDING THE FRAME. Works exceeding these dimension in any direction will be rejected.
- Eligible works: You can submit ORIGINAL drawings, paintings, fine art prints, photographs and sculpture
- Number of entries: you can submit up to six works at £10 per entry. You will need to provide a digital entry of each work if selected so don't forget to take this BEFORE you submit the work!
- Paperwork: Download the documentation for entries that you need directly using these links:
- How to enter:
- complete and sign the entry schedule
- label each work LEGIBLY in block capitals and attach to work
- take your labelled artwork and entry schedule to a regional collection point (see below) or 17 Carlton House Terrace by the deadline for that location.
Deadline for entries
- Scotland/Wales/Regions: a detailed collection timetable is available on the website - starts 31 August. Other collection points include:
- Scotland - Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow
- Wales - Cardiff
- North of England - Newcastle, Manchester, Kendal, Doncaster,
- Midlands/ East Anglia - Birmingham, Norwich
- South of England - Bristol, Southampton, Penzance, Exeter
- London: 6 and 7 September 2013 at the FBA HQ at 17 Carlton House Terrace
The 2013 ING Discerning Eye Selectors
The whole exhibition is unusual insofar as it is hung as six separate mini exhibitions - one for each selector. Hence whether or not our art is selected depends on whether or not it appeals to one of the following selectors.
I've included links in their name to websites about them where available - and included some comments where these seemed relevant.
We seem to have a Wimbledon College axis this year on the artistic front....
- Stephen Farthing RA - Elected to the Royal Academy in 1998. In August 2004, he was appointed as the Rootstein Hopkins Research Chair of Drawing at the Centre for Drawing run by the University of Arts London - and hosted by Wimbledon College of Art. I've always very interested in what a person promoting drawing selects for an exhibition.
- Eileen Hogan is an English painter and book artist. She is a Research Professor at Wimbledon College of Art, a Patron of Mindroom and a trustee of the Rootstein Hopkins Foundation. Check out her paintings - I like them a lot!
- Loyd Grossman OBE, Television Presenter, Gastronome and Art Historian. Here's a quote from Wikipedia "Grossman won an edition of BBC's Celebrity Mastermind on 27 December 2009. His specialist subject was 18th Century art and artists."
- Professor Deborah Swallow, Director of theCourtauld Institute of Art. Her research interests have been Indian art and textiles.
- Liz Anderson, Arts Editor,The Spectator. She hasn't written much of late judging by the Spectator's page for her. I always find it amazing how journalists manage to keep more or less all information about them off the Internet......
- Estelle Lovatt FRSA, ArtCritic and Lecturer. Estelle Lovatt is a freelance art critic for the BBC (radio and TV), Radio 2's flagship arts programme 'The Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman', as well as for various independent radio stations throughout Great Britain. Her website is very odd - it seems to have tabs (to news, exhibitions, must see etc) - but they're just words with no links.
A total of £15,500 in prize money is awarded to artists who have artwork selected for an award
- Purchase Prize £5000
- Discerning Eye Founder’s Purchase Prize £2500 (In honour of Michael Reynolds)
- ING Staff Purchase Prize £1000
- DE Chairman's Purchase Prize £1000
- The Meynell Fenton Prize £1000
- The Benton Purchase Prize £1000
- The Hicks Purchase Prize £1000
- The Humphreys Purchase Prize £750
- DE Sculpture and 3D Work Prize £250
- Regional Prizes: up to 8 £250 prizes for outstanding entries from the national regions.
The 2013 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition
The Exhibition opens to the public at the Mall Galleries, London on Thursday 14 November and closes on Sunday 24 November. Admission to view the works is free.
ING Discerning Eye - previous years
The link in the year is to the exhibition records on the ING website. The bullet points are my posts about this art competition and exhibition over recent years
- Owen Bullet wins £5,000 ING Discerning Eye Prize (21 Nov 2012) Review of the prizewinners of the ING Discerning Eye 2012 Art competition + comments on the selectors choices.
- ING Discerning Eye 2012 - Selected Artists (01 Oct 2012) List of artists selected for ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2012 plus links to their websites.
- Call for Entries: ING Discerning Eye 2012 (14 Jun 2012) Call for entries for ING Discerning Eye Art Competition - overview of process and tips for those considering an entry.
- Review: ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2011 12 Nov 2011
- ING Discerning Eye 2011 - Selected Artists 12 Sep 2011
- ING Discerning Eye - selected artists archive ... 11 Aug 2011
- The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition 2010 18 Nov 2010
- ING Discerning Eye 2010 - selected artists 25 Sep 2010 If you want to see work by the artists selected for the ING Discerning Eye exhibition at the Mall Galleries in November click the links below.
- ING Discerning Eye 2010 - Call for Entries 09 Jul 2010
- Exhibition Review - ING Discerning Eye 2009 16 Nov 2009
- ING Discerning Eye 2009 - call for entries 23 Jun 2009
17th exhibition ~ 13 to 23 November 2008
- ING Discerning Eye 2008 - Prizewinners 15 Nov 2008
- ING Discerning Eye 2008 - a review 13 Nov 2008
- Who's been selected for the ING Discerning Eye ... 10 Sep 2008
- ING Discerning Eye 2008 - deadline 6th September 23 Aug 2008
16th exhibition ~ 15 to 25 November 2007
- ING Discerning Eye at the Mall Galleries 24 Nov 2007