Artist deadlines – February

January was a long, drawn out, zero money = no fun kind of month. But let's look to the future and be optimistic in February, which will hopefully make up for the last 31 days we've endured! Highlight this month is the Derwent Art Prize. With prizes totalling over £12,500, the Derwent Art Prize showcases…

Artist deadlines – August

We're in the final months of summer, so let's go out with a bang! Highlights this month include the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, an educational charity offering lesser known artists to showcase their work alongside more established and recognised artists, and the London Group Open 2019. The UK’s longest-running and most prestigious artists’ co-operative, The…

Artist deadlines – September

Don't be disheartened that Summer is nearly over, as there is a crisp, fresh batch of opportunities on the horizon. Summer is winding down and the temperatures are cooling, but there's sill a chance to enter that prize or exhibition and get your work seen by you're fellow contemporaries. From a Christmas window display in…

Artist deadlines – July

Well, hello July! The months have rolled by, and here we are in the middle of a sweltering Summer, and the competitions are heating up. There's a HUGE mix of competitions, open calls and residencies to go for in July. Highlights this month include the RAW Labs residency at Bow Arts, where you get to…

Ilsa Brittain

Artist deadlines – January

Happy New Year peeps! And to my first blog post of 2018! I'm making a rule this year of not setting unrealistic goals and feeling, more than disappointed, when I don't achieve them by December. So instead, I'm just going to aim to do more of what I love: drawing and this blog! On that…

yuting wang painting

Artist deadlines – November/December

The end is nigh!...The end of the year that is! And your last chance to enter some fantastic prizes and competitions. One to set your reminder for, if you're living and working in London, is the Whitechapel London Open: The Whitechapel Gallery’s open submission exhibition was launched in 1932 as the East End Academy for…

Rolling Summer Deadlines – July/August

Is it just me or is the Summer going way too quick? Already we're coming up to July, so this will be the best opportunity you'll have to get your art work in a summer show. The stand out, must-apply exhibition is the Griffin Art Prize, as there is an opportunity to exhibit and win…

Jerwood Drawing Prize PV 2016

This years' Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition is yet again a shining example that drawing is well and truly alive! On a 35 degree hot September evening I attended the Private view, as I'm very proud to once again be selected to exhibit in this truly unique show, exclusive to the practice of contemporary drawing. Walking…

Rolling Deadlines – August/September

Halfway through the year and the opportunities keep on coming! As the busy season approaches for gallery exhibitions and events from September onwards, now is the time to take advantage of what's out there and get your work seen. The highlight competition to enter is the open call for a socially engaged commission at Tate…

Artist of the month – Louise Zhang

Paintings and sculptures that fascinate and repulse, but when you get close, these bizarre organic works are anything but a delight.   At first glance, Louise Zhang's work is drippingly sweet and seductive. Her use of neon-tastic, artificial colours are exciting and alluring to the eye, but as you begin to study the blob-like forms,…