The Waendel Art Competition 2018

Organised by Discover Wellingborough with The Pixie Gallery

Date: Sunday 13th May to Wednesday 23rd May
Location: Castle Theatre, Wellingborough

Local artists and photographers are invited to submit a recent or freshly created example of their artwork / photographs to the Waendel Art Competition. Entry for the competition is free.  

All such artwork / photographs will also be exhibited at the Castle Theatre in Wellingborough from 13th to 23rd May 2018 for public display and sale.

The subject matter is entirely open to the artist but must be appropriate for display in a public environment where young people will be in attendance. The competition is open to all ages from 10 years and upwards. Artworks will be judged by a panel of experts and sponsors and prizes will be awarded in a variety of categories. 

“Our mission is to provide artists / photographers with exposure, appraisal and marketing of their art and photography locally.”

  • Entry form deadline: 5 pm on 28th April 2018
  • Artwork drop off deadline: 12 pm on 9th May 2018 (or 5 pm on 1st May if framing required) 
  • Private Viewing (with refreshments) & Judging : 5 pm on 12th May 2018 (private viewing dependant on uptake)
  • Public Viewing: 13th to 23rd May 2018 

Competition Details: 

  • Entry forms, which can be downloaded from The Pixie Gallery’s website or collected from the Gallery, need to be submitted before 5pm on 28th April 2018. No entries will be accepted after this date.

  • There is no fee for submission. All  artists / photographers  can submit up to 2 pieces each.

  • The Competition is open to all artists from the age of 10 years and upwards

  • The art must be in 2D, using any medium and style of the artists’ choice. 

  • All artwork must be framed and ready to hang using mirror plates (not a string at the back).*

  • All artwork must be dropped off at The Pixie Gallery by 12 pm on 9th May 2018. No work can be accepted after this.

  • Artworks will be exhibited and offered for sale from 13th to 23rd May at The Castle Theatre. The Theatre will charge 15% commission on any sales.

  • Depending on the uptake, there may be a pre-launch private viewing with refreshments, which will be confirmed nearer the Competition start date.

  • Judging will take place at 5pm on Thursday, 12th May 2018. 

  • The current panel of judges (more to be confirmed) are:

    • Neil Pengelly – Owner of The Pixie Gallery, Wellingborough

    • George Herbert – Representative of Buckingham Fine Arts

  • Prizes will be awarded in various categories:

    • The Pixie Gallery Best in Show (Winner and Runner-Up)

    • The Mayor’s Award for Best Art by a Young Person (10 to 15 years)

    • Best Painting: Sponsored by Discover Wellingborough

    • Best Drawing: Sponsored by Colemans

    • Best Photograph: Sponsored by Beck Photography

*Artists can frame the work themselves or utilise The Pixie Gallery’s offer of a 20% reduction in the cost of frames. The Gallery can also supply mirror plates, if required. Artwork to be framed by the Gallery needs dropping off to them by 5pm, 1st May 2018.

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