National Fine Art Print Competition 2016Deadline: Friday 1st of April

To celebrate the legacy of Sisters Susan and Elizabeth Yeats Hamilton Gallery in association with Craftfest Northwest, Yeats Day and Tread Softly Festival is hosting a national Fine Art Print Competition.

The prize fund for the inaugural iteration of the competition is €1,000, sponsored by the Western Development Commission. Entering and Adjudication  Legacy will carry a total prize fund of €1000. Awards of €500 to one winner in each of two categories will be presented;   (1) Practising Professional Artists (2) Students Studying Art / Art & Design Courses in 3rd level colleges

The art works should be created using traditional fine art print techniques such as intaglio, screen printing, relief printing or lithography. Competition submissions are open to the general interpretation of the individual artist. Submissions may thematically reference in some manner the artistic techniques, cultural and political import or progressive impulses of the Celtic Revival and the early part of 20th century Irish history, however this is by no means a prerequisite for entering or the judging process. Submissions can only be made via email to info@hamiltongallery.ie Each submission should state ‘National Fine Art Competition’ in the email subject line. Each submission email must include the following details in the body text

  1. Artists name,  postal address, e-mail, phone / mobile contact
  2. Title, edition number (minimum 5), media and dimensions of image
  3. Art work expected retail sale price, framed and unframed
  4. State whether you are a Student or Professional Artist
  5. Each submission must have a file attachment of a high resolution jpeg image – up to 3000 X 3000 dpi / 3-4mb – of the artwork

Artists are invited to submit a maximum of two artworks. There is no fee for submission. A panel of 3 adjudicators will select the art works for inclusion in the “Legacy” Exhibition from which the winner in each category will be chosen. The decisions of the 3 judges will be final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding their decisions. The selected art works will be exhibited at the Hyde Bridge Gallery,  Sligo, from June 1st – 25th 2016.

For further information on terms and conditions please email info@hamiltongallery.ie


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