The 3rd edition of the Young Masters Art Prize is open for applications until 30 April 2014.
Back in 2008, gallerist Cynthia Corbett had the idea of establishing the Young Masters Art Prize with the aim of celebrating artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past; knowing that young artists today are not afraid, unlike their predecessors, to look back at art history and its lessons.
The Young Masters Art Prize operates as a not-for-profit initiative of the Cynthia Corbett Gallery, and is recognized as an exciting, high profile competition that is highly innovative in its concept – to recognize contemporary art that embraces its past. The organisers are therefore looking for artists who look to the art of the past for inspiration and respond to it with innovation, skill, technical expertise and imagination. Artists can interpret art history as widely as they like, as long as they explain their interpretation in their artist statement.
Artists who work in ceramics will also automatically be entered for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize.
The Prize is open to artists from anywhere in the world, of any age (over 18 years old), working in any medium.
Artists with representation are allowed to enter the competition but are requested to seek permission from their gallery prior to entering. If artists are shortlisted they will be required to provide an up to date list of works available (at least two) for the exhibition, which will need to be available for sale at the exhibition.
Cost of entry is £20 per application.
The selection process and judging panel
Applications will be shortlisted according to the following criteria and considerations: Quality or work, Appropriateness for the theme of the Prize, Clarity of ideas and the feasibility of any proposed work and suitability of the work for our host venues.
A shortlist of approximately 20 artists will be made by Young Masters Art Prize staff and announced on the website by 30 June 2014.
Shortlisted artists will be invited to exhibit at The Lloyds Club (15 September – 9 December 2014) and Sphinx Fine Art (October 2014).
The overall winner will receive a cash prize of £1,500 and an exhibition in an international location in 2015 (location and details to be confirmed).
The winner of the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize will receive a cash prize of £1,500.
In addition two highly commended artists will receive £500 each.
The showcase exhibition may also include the highly commended artists and previous winners of the Young Masters Art Prize.
For more details visit the official website of the Young Masters Art Prize:
Compiled by Huw Lougher