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Sussex Artists' Award

An exciting collaboration between St. Wilfrid's Hospice and Pallant House Gallery, the Sussex Artists' Award aims to raise valuable funds for two local charities whilst championing the work of artists across the country.

Why take part?

How would you like to have your work exhibited alongside some of the most renowned British artists, in one of the country’s most acclaimed art galleries?

By taking part in the Sussex Artists’ Award you could win the chance of having your very own solo show at Pallant House Gallery, which boasts one of the best collections of 20th century British art in the UK with works by Lucian Freud, Sir Peter Blake and Henry Moore. There will also be cash prizes for the winner and runners up.

By taking part in this exciting and prestigious competition, you will not only be bringing your work to a wider audience but will also be helping to raise vital funds for the Community Programme at Pallant House Gallery, and for St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Chichester - two charities which contribute much to the community.

About the Sussex Artists’ Award

This is the second Sussex Artists’ Award (formerly the Open Art Competition) and brings together two diverse Chichester-based organisations for an exciting collaboration. Aimed at championing the work of artists across the country whatever their age or background, the award will culminate in an exhibition of short-listed works at Pallant House Gallery.

About St Wilfrid’s Hospice

St Wilfrid’s Hospice provides free end of life care to people with terminal illnesses in Chichester and the surrounding areas. Every day of the year the Hospice provides care and support to at least 220 patients and their families. This year it will cost just under £6.7 million to run St Wilfrid’s Hospice, only 12% of funding is met by the NHS. www.stwh.co.uk

About Pallant House Gallery Community Programme

The Community Programme at Pallant House Gallery provides long term meaningful creative opportunities for a diverse range of people from the local community. It has developed a unique way of working that celebrates and supports the individual’s creative development. www.pallant.org.uk

How to enter

The award is open to artists of all ages from all over the country.* Images of artwork in any medium may be submitted as long as the original artwork is no more than 80cm at its largest point.
Full terms and conditions available online.

* Under 18s must seek parent/guardian’s permission.

A selection panel will shortlist up to 60 works and from these, an exhibition of around 40 works will be curated. The team of judges will select a first, second and third place from the exhibition as well as two highly commended works.

The cost of entry is £20 per piece. (£10 concessions – see website for qualifying criteria). Artists may submit up to five artworks each.

Closing date: 26 June 2015
Exhibition dates: 2–27 September 2015

Entrants who do not have the skills or the facilities to apply independently will have the opportunity to submit their work at a Surgery Day in the Studio at Pallant House Gallery. You will need to bring along all the works you wish to submit, and payment. Cameras and laptops will be provided. To book please call Lucy Greenfield on 07788489536 or email l.greenfield@pallant.org.uk.

To find out more and enter online visit www.sussexartistsaward.co.uk.

For further information please email sussex-artists-award@stwh.co.uk or telephone 01243 755827