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Wells Art Contemporary Awards 2019

Wells Art Contemporary Awards 2019 in UK

Country: UK
City: Somerset
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The Wells Art Contemporary Awards (WAC) is an open competition for contemporary visual art that is gaining praise and respect in Britain and abroad. It was established in 2012 by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the beautiful cathedral city in the South-West of England. But an idea that came to life around kitchen and dining tables has already established a strong presence in the London art world and is drawing artists from places as diverse as Australia, Azerbaijan, India, Italy, Korea, Japan, and the United States, as well as all over Britain.

While competitions like Nikon’s Small World in Motion, and Short Animation Film in Canada, Wells Art Contemporary Awards presents a unique platform to artists all around the world. It provides artists in all areas, be it painting, drawing or sculpting- small or big, an opportunity to get recognization for their work.


The Wells Art Contemporary competition holds a number of awards including

  • RK Harrison Award:  £2,000 awarded to one artist
  • JGM Gallery Exhibition Prize:  up to 4 artists, including international artists, will be selected to take part in an exhibition in 2020 at the JGM Gallery in the heart of London’s new cultural quarter next to the Royal College of Art in London.
  • Parker Harris Mentoring Prize:  Parker Harris will give a one-to-one mentoring session covering all aspects of professional development to a selected artist.
  • ChubbBulleid People’s Prize:  Selected by visitors to the exhibition.
  • Next Generation Art Prize: Andelli Art is proud to offer the ‘Next Generation Art Prize’, recognizing and supporting the talents of an artist up to 30 years of age. The prize consists of a two-week solo exhibition at the gallery. Also, it includes a private view and social media support. Mentoring and advice on working with galleries, curation and artistic development will also be offered.


The competition is open to all artists aged 18 and over based in the UK or internationally. Artists may enter up to four works.

Entries can be any medium – painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography, installation or video. However, to exhibit digital work artist must provide the necessary equipment (for example monitors, screens, DVD players, headphones, etc).

Nor is there any size restriction. Further, Wells Art Contemporary would like to encourage artists to enter large works for the awards competition.

However, this is not a free entry competition. Artists wishing to submit their work must pay an entry fee. For artists, the entry fee is £15 per work. However, for artists that are currently a student, the entry fee is £12 per work.

In order to enter the competition, all entrants shall complete an online application form and follow all directions therein. All images uploaded for the purposes of completing the entry process shall not be manipulated or otherwise artificially or digitally enhanced by the Artist.


Applicants may submit their submission via online only. The deadline for entry is Wednesday 15 May 2019


Type of Opportunity Competitions and Awards
Deadline15 May,2019
Open toAll Nationalities
OrganizerWells Art Contemporary
Contact the organizer020 3653 0896



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