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6th ANNUAL WOMEN'S EMERGING ARTIST PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE 2023

Now in its 6th year, the Women In Art prize formerly the Hollybush Painter Prize is again open to all emerging women artists* that are Painters or Photographers and living and working in the UK. With an awarded prize for one Overseas Artist. Then we choose 22 artists whom we feel have the potential to excel in the art world for an exhibition that will be held in Central London.
 

    WE ARE NOT FOR PROFIT

We want to create a diverse and inclusive community for all women artists.

We are committed to allyship and will continue championing a plurality of voices. 

We encourage artists from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds to enter the Women In Art Award



Entries Close on 8th June 2023 at midnight.

The results of the initial round will be emailed by Zealous 

30 Jun '23

 

Here is a complete breakdown of all of the emails candidates WILL BE SENT with links to full descriptions of each email.

When the announcement date is reached for a round, and you have confirmed your selection:

  1. Candidate successful, going on to the next round

  2. Candidate successful in being selected for the final round

  3. Candidate unsuccessful (for any round)

 

Long List 

Judging Opens

30 Jun ’23 

Judging Closes

07 Jul ’23 

Results

12 Jul ’23 

 

Short List Round

Judging Opens

12 Jul ’23 

Judging Closes

19 Jul ’23

Results

24 Jul ’23

 

Public Vote

Judging Opens

24 Jul ’23 

Judging Closes

24 Jul ’23 

Results

10 Aug ’23 

dame Emma Thompson for the Women In Art Prize


"I'm delighted, once again, to be supporting the WIA prize a great initiative. which has supported some wonderful female artists to date 
I can't wait to see this year's winner!"

THE PRIZES YOU CAN WIN

Painting First Prize: Dame Emma Thompson Award £1000.

Plus a Solo Exhibition at one of The Cass Art Spaces with £250 worth of Cass Art gift vouchers to spend in-store.

Winning work displayed at Zebra One Gallery, Hampstead for one month.

Feature in Fabric Magazine - Interview and studio visit/outreach campaign via Love London /  Facebook 340,000, Instagram 100,000 plus,

 

Painting Runner-up Prize - £500

 

​The Susan Angoy Artist of African and Caribbean Heritage Award: £1500

This prize is open to Women Artists who have one of the following categories of Heritage:

  • Black African

  • Black Caribbean

  • Black Other

  • Mixed – White and Black Caribbean

  • Mixed – White and Black African

  • Other mixed backgrounds (to include Black African, Black Caribbean or Black Other)

The artist must be truly emerging and be happy to provide a supporting statement.

Outlining how being the recipient of this award would make A difference, 

How it would further enhance their artistic development will be taken into consideration.

 

The Tim May Memorial Prize: £1500

Abstract Painter / Fine Art Photography

This prize is open to all emerging women Painters and Photographers 

and will be donated by His widow Susan Angoy

The artist must be truly emerging and be happy to provide a supporting statement.

Outlining how being the recipient of this award would make A difference, 

How it would further enhance their artistic development will be taken into consideration.

 

Photography First Prize: Nikon Camera Z 6 II 24-70 kit  (worth £2649 RRP).

Create the images you want to see in the world

Run with your ideas. Follow your intuition. Whatever your next project 

 Plus £500 Cash.

Genesis Imaging £250 worth of Printing or Retouching for your next project.

Winning Work displayed at Zebra One Gallery, Hampstead for one month

Photography Runner-Up Prize: - £250.

 

The Mall Galleries Prize for Best Figurative Painting. 

10 free entries to Open Exhibitions hosted by the Federation of British Artists Societies. (Worth £180)

Hosking Houses Trust offers a prize of a 3-week residency to be taken between September 2024 and December 2024.  Hosking Houses Trust has been offering free periods of residency for 21 years to established writers and artists over the age of 40 in an eighteenth-century cottage in the village of Clifford Chambers, two miles south of Stratford upon Avon. To learn more about the Trust, please visit www.https://hoskinghouses.co.uk.

 

BEST OVERSEAS ARTIST - OPEN TO ALL ARTISTS OUTSIDE THE UK - £250 - Please note that overseas artists are only eligible for the overseas prize, they are not eligible for any of the other prizes. Please tick the relevant boxes on the submission form. The winner will have their work made into a print and framed for the exhibition in 2023 at the expense of the women in Art Prize.

 

The Women in Art People's Vote Prize - £250 

 

The Women in Art Award for Young Woman Artists (26 years and Under) - £250

 HSoA Abstract Painting Prize -  An exhibition at Hampstead School of Art.

Applicants must be emerging artists who have a complete body of work

 

 HSoA Young Artist Prize – a Hampstead School of Art course (costs up to £400).

Applicants must be aged 18 to 25 years old. 

 

 Exhibition Space at Flux 2024

and a 10-page interview/feature in an edition of The FLUX Review magazine

The magazine is stocked in over 700 bookstores

Please make sure you read our TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

If you have any unanswered questions then please do contact us at info@womeninartprize.com

 

THE BUTTON BELOW TAKES YOU TO A DEDICATED ENTRY AND PAYMENT PAGE

What people say about the Holly Bush Prize,

Sue Ransley - Finalist in the 2018 and 2019 Prize

What people say about the Holly Bush Prize,

Sue Ransley - Finalist in the 2018 and 2019 Prize

What people say about the Holly Bush Prize,

Sue Ransley - Finalist in the 2018 and 2019 Prize

What people say about the Holly Bush Prize

Winner of 2018 Prize Judy Clarkson

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