The WAC Awards 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.
Deadline for entry is Wednesday 15 May 2019
Submission is via online entry only.
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. We regret that we cannot exhibit digital work unless all necessary equipment is provided by the artist (for example: monitors, screens, DVD players, headphones etc).
There is no size restriction and WAC would like to encourage artists to enter large works.*
* If you would like to use Art Moves courier service from London they cannot accept work over 2m.
**There is the opportunity to exhibit site-specific large installations in this years exhibition. Further information to be found here: https://wac-installations.artopps.co.uk/
Entry Fee is £15 per work or £12 per work for current students.
For further details on all the prizes please read the Rules and Guidelines
* Please tick the box on the Entry Form if you wish to be considered for this Prize.
We are delighted to announce that Cass Art will be offering all applicants an exclusive 20% discount on your next order, plus free delivery within the UK. Further details and instructions will be circulated after the deadline.
The Exhibition will be held at the historic Wells Cathedral, Somerset.
The Exhibition will be open to the public: 20 July – 11 August 2019
Opening times: 9am – 4.30pm daily.
All exhibitors will be invited to the Private View on Friday 19 July 2019.
A panel of distinguished artists will form the selection panel.
|Submissions deadline||Wednesday 15 May 2019 at 5pm|
|Artists notified of judges decision||Friday 7 June 2019|
|Selected artists high res images and catalogue content due||Wednesday 12 June 2019|
|Delivery of artwork to Wells Cathedral||Friday 12 July 2019, 10.30am - 4pm|
|Delivery of artwork to Wells Cathedral||Saturday 13 July 2019, 10.30am - 4pm|
|Exhibition opens to the public||20 July - 11 August 2019 : 9am - 4.30pm daily|
|PV||Friday 19 July, 6.30pm - 8.30pm|
|Prize Announcement||Thursday 8 August, 6.30pm - 8.30pm|
|Exhibition closes||Sunday 11 August 2019|
|Collection of unsold artwork from Wells Cathedral||13 & 14 August 2019, 10am - 4pm daily|
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