We are pleased to announce a new prize this year, kindly donated by our sponsor Wedlake Bell. This generous prize, worth £1000, will be awarded to an artist aged 35 yrs or under on June 13th 2016 whose submitted work demonstrates outstanding ability, dedication or potential. The aim of the Wedlake Bell Prize for a Young Artist is to stimulate submissions by younger artists to the Chelsea Art Society’s annual Open Exhibitions and to offer encouragement in the early stages of an artist’s career. If you are under 35 yrs of age and would like to be considered for this prize please state this clearly on your submission form when delivering your work.
Other prizes on offer include the Julian Barrow Prize for a Painting which is worth £500. This year there is no designated theme for this prize- which will be donated, selected and awarded by Serena Barrow.
We also have prizes for sculpture, watercolour, printmaking and for a picture on the subject of London.