Watercolourist?? Deadline for competition 30th January

Your author isn’t a watercolourist as such, but I did notice that this competition is open to those that use acrylics in the same way as watercolours which is an interesting distinction I thought.  I’m not sure I could measure where watercolouring stopped and ordinary painting began – but it’s not up to me thankfully!!  Anyway, in case you’re interested here’s the details for you.  (The painting is from one done a couple of years ago called Lost Horizons)


A late notification, but there’s still time as the deadline is noon on the 30th January.

The Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour have an open competition with several awards available – the top one being £2,500.

Details here and on the website

Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour 202nd Open Exhibition 2014


For: Open

Media: Watercolour or any water soluble colour, any use of acrylic must be handled as a watercolour. Paintings must be under glass and should not be executed on hardboard

Submission requirements: Register online here

Conditions: Up to six paintings may be submitted maximum of 4 will be selected. All work must be for sale, minimum price £450. Item no taller than 2.4m (8ft). Works must not have been previously exhibited in London

Location: Mall Galleries, The Mall, London, SW1. Handing in at London and Bristol – Queen’s Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 1PX

Costs: £12 for each painting. £6 per work for artists aged 35 and under. 45% commission of works sold

Prizes: The Turner Watercolour Award of £2,500; Winsor & Newton/RI Members’ Group Award; RI/Winsor & Newton Young Artists Award (aged under 30); The Debra Manifold Memorial Award presented by the Linda Blackstone Gallery; The Donald Blake Award and The Rowland Hilder Award presented by Lincoln Joyce Fine Art; Frank Herring & Sons Easel Awards; St Cuthberts Mill Award; The Arts Club Award; The Matt Bruce RI Memorial Award; The Ranelagh Press Award; The Buzzacott Award

Website: www.royalinstituteofpaintersinwatercolours.org/exhibit.html or www.mallgalleries.org.uk/index.php?pid=161

Contact: 020 7930 6844

Deadline for application or entries: Noon, 30th January 2014

Exhibition dates: 2nd to 19th April 2014