Competitions Young Masters Art Prize
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International Deadline: March 31, 2017 – Artists working in any medium and from anywhere in the world are invited to apply for the Young Masters Art Prize – an international prize celebrating emerging and established contemporary artists who pay homage to the skill and innovation of the Old Masters and art of the past. The prize is open to artists over the age of 18. There is no upper age limit.
All artists shortlisted for the Young Masters Art Prize and Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize will be exhibited at Gallery 8 in St James’s, London in June 2017.
A selection of shortlisted artists will be shown in an exhibition at the Royal Overseas League from June – September 2017 as part of Mayfair Art Weekend and at the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery in October 2017 during Frieze week.
Established in 2009, and now in its fourth edition, the Young Masters Art Prize celebrates contemporary artists who reimagine the art of the past for the future.
- A Winner’s Prize of £2,000
- Two Highly Commended Awards of £500, courtesy the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS)
- A new Be Smart About Art Award of mentoring and professional development, worth £500
Recognising contemporary artists who respond to the heritage of ceramic craft. Prizes, generously given by James and Maylis Grand, include:
- A Winner’s Prize of £1,500
- A Highly Commended Award of £500
We are also proud announcing a new strand of the prize to profile and reward the work of an emerging female artist. Prize, generously made possible by an anonymous sponsor:
- A Winner’s Prize of £1,000
The Young Masters Art Prize, Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize and the newly added Young Masters Emerging Woman Art Prize will be judged by three separate panels who award prizes during a ceremony in London in June 2017.
- Godfrey Barker, (Chair), Journalist and Art Historian
- Charles Saumarez Smith, Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts;
- Melanie Gerlis, Art Market Columnist at the Financial Times and Editor-at-large at The Art Newspaper
- Hannah Rothschild, writer, philanthropist, filmmaker and Chair of the Trustees of the National Gallery
- Daisy McMullan, curator
- Daniella Wells, Crafts Council
- Janice Blackburn, Curator of Contemporary Arts and Crafts at Sotheby’s and 10 Downing Street
- Maylis Grand, collector and philanthropist
- Preston Fitzgerald, curator and collector
- Sylvie Gormezano, Chair of the Association of Women Art Dealers
- Nadja Swarovski, Member of the Executive Board of the Swarovski Foundation
- Jean Wainwright, Art Historian, Critic and Professor of Contemporary Art and Photography at the University for the Creative Arts
An application fee of £30.00 + VAT (VAT applicable to UK Residents only) paid via paypal.
Entry is either by mail or online.
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 Cynthia Corbett Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery represents emerging and newly established artists and is a regular exhibitor at major international contemporary art fairs and has an annual programme of exhibitions that take place throughout the year in London and New York.
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