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.
This year WAC have collaborated with Cass Art to offer a very special discount to every artist that enters Wells Art Contemporary 2020!*
*Please note that this discount code will be issued after the entry deadline on 1 August 2020.
Entry is by online submission through this website and the deadline for entry is 1 August 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.
We have collaborated with Cass Art to offer a very special discount to every artist that enters Wells Art Contemporary 2020!
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.
Due to the current Government guidance, Wells Cathedral is currently closed for all events. With the full support of the Dean we are delighted to confirm that WAC will be held as soon as the Cathedral is open and dates for this exhibition will be announced in due course.
In the meantime, the selected work for the 2020 exhibition will be shown as a virtual online gallery. All works can be for sale from the virtual gallery and the team will be using all their efforts to promote this exhibition and the selected artists with an extensive social media campaign.
All exhibitors will be invited to the Private View and Prize-Giving in the Cathedral during the exhibition.
A panel of distinguished artists will form the selection panel. We are delighted to announce that the 2020 panel are:
|Submissions deadline||1 August 2020|
|Artists notified of judges decision||17 August 2020|
|Artists confirm selected work information||24 August 2020|
|Virtual Exhibition opens||1 September 2020|
As soon as we can issue full delivery details for the exhibition as the Cathedral, including in person and by post, we will update the details here and directly to the selected artists. We will ensure that all selected artists have suitable time to make arrangements to deliver their selected artwork.
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