Monday, March 05, 2018

Lynn Painter-Stainer Exhibition 2018 opens today - plus events and demos

The Lynn Painter-Stainer Exhibition 2018 opens today.  
  • A record 2,194 entries were received for the 2018 Prize. Of these 92 drawings and paintings (4.2% of the submission) by 83 artists were selected for the exhibition.
  • The prizewinners will be announced at the Private View later today.
Venue: Main Gallery at the Mall Galleries, London SW1
Dates: Monday 5th until Saturday 17th March 2018.
Hours: open every day from 10am to 5pm
Admission: FREE
“The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize celebrates the very best of British representational art and acts as a show case to the rest of the world. It’s all about the way in which our artists see the real world and capture it." Daphne Todd - one of this year's Judges
One of two artist painting the artist paintings in the show.
This one is by my ex-tutor James Lloyd (former BP Portrait Award and Ondaatje Prizewinner)
If you can't get to the exhibition, you can also view all the selected artworks online - in a rather curious slideshow.

I was going to do a post about the Selected Artists but that may come later this week now.

Below are details of the events being held during the course of the exhibition and pics of some of the paintings selected for exhibition.

Events - Panel Discussion, Masterclasses and Demonstrations

There's also a panel discussion this afternoon between 2-3pm at the Mall Galleries. Panel members include
  • Jason Brooks - internationally renowned artist whose work intensifies the photographic process more than any photographic medium and whose previous exhibitions include a solo show at the National Portrait Gallery.
  • Richard Cork - award-winning art critic, historian, broadcaster and curator.
  • Daphne Todd OBE, first female President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, winner of the BP Portrait Award 2010 and one of the Selectors for this year’s Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize.
  • Anna McNeil - Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize exhibitor 2017 and recently profiled in Aesthetica Magazine.

The discussion will be chaired by Laura Gasgoigne, art critic, columnist for The Jackdaw, contributor to The Tablet, and regular reviewer for The Spectator, Apollo and Country Life.

There are also:
  • Life Drawing Masterclasses with Henry Gibbons Guy on 8 March and 15 March, both 12 – 2pm
  • Artist Demonstrations | 7 March, 10 March and 14 March, all from 1 – 4pm

Some of the Paintings

Below are some of the paintings that have been selected for the exhibition. Why do so few artists tweet about their success in getting selected?

Artwork was selected by
  • Artist and Educator - Robin Mason - Head of Fine Art at the City & Guilds London Art School
  • Art Gallery Owner - Johnny Messum - Founder and Director of Messums, Wiltshire
  • Artist and prizewinner - Benjamin Sullivan RP NEAC - Artist and Winner of the 2017 BP Portrait Award and winner of the Lynn Painter-Stainer Prize in 2007
  • Artists, prizewinner and experienced Judge - Daphne Todd OBE PPRP NEAC - Past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, BP Portrait Award winner in 2010 (and second prize winner in 1983) and latterly a television celebrity as a judge in the BBC's The Big Painting Challenge. She also exhibits at Messums and is an .Honorary Liveryman, Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers.

More about the Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize (2008-2018)


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