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. An idea that came to life around kitchen and dining tables has already established a strong presence in the London, national and international 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 UK.
Entry is by online submission through this website and the deadline for entry is Thursday 16 April 2020.
All entrants are asked to ensure they have read all Rules and Guidelines before entering.
All artists based in the UK or internationally, who are over the age of 18 on the 1st January 2020 are invited to apply. A third party may also submit work on the artists behalf with the full permission of the artist.
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 on work submitted.
Please note: There is the opportunity to exhibit site-specific installations within the Cathedral and its grounds in this year’s exhibition. Further information about this opportunity can be found here: https://wac-installations.artopps.co.uk/. Artists may enter both Wells Art Contemporary and WAC Installations.
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.
The Exhibition will be held at the historic Wells Cathedral, Somerset.
The Exhibition will be open to the public: 11 July – 9 August 2020
Opening times: 9am – 4.30pm daily.
All exhibitors will be invited to the Private View on Friday 10 July 2020.
A panel of distinguished artists will form the selection panel. We are delighted to announce that the 2020 panel are:
|Submissions deadline||Thursday 16 April 2020|
|Artists notified of judges decision||Wednesday 13 May 2020|
|Selected artists high res images and catalogue content due||Wednesday 20 May 2020|
|Delivery of artwork to Wells Cathedral||Friday 3 and Saturday 4 July 2020|
|Private View and Prize Giving||Friday 10 July 2020|
|Exhibition||11 July - 9 August 2020 : 9am - 4.30pm daily|
|Collection of unsold artwork from Wells Cathedral||11 and 12 August 2020|
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