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Kilkenny Portrait Prize

THE MAIN THINGS ARTISTS NEED TO KNOW

 

WHO CAN ENTER This competition showcasing contemporary portraiture is open to artists over 18 living across the island of Ireland including Northern Ireland.

 

WHAT MEDIA ARE ELIGIBLE All works made by Hand in all media including all paint and mark making media on Paper, canvas or board, sculpture and ceramic,- but only work made by a hand is eligible- thus photography and Digital printouts are not eligible.

 

THE SUBJECT Artists may produce a portrait in any way as long as a figure or figures is at least strongly implied. So anything ranging from abstract to figurative realism and everything in between. But ideally work should have a human presence.

And no dogs or other animals- sorry.

 

THE SHOW will open at 2pm on Saturday the 16th of March and continue until 5pm on Saturday the 13th April. Work can be collected on Sunday 14th 11:30 - 4:30 and by arrangement thereafter. (FYI the RHA hand in for those lucky enough to get to round 2 is on Monday 15th April- we checked)

 

THE PRIZE The best portrait in show will receive a cash prize of €1,000. The prize will be awarded at the opening on Saturday the 16th of March at 3pm.The winner will be notified 48 hours in advance and should attend.

 

THE SELECTOR Blaise Smith RHA, one of Irelands foremost portrait painters will be the selector in this, the inaugural year.

 

ONE ENTRY PER ARTIST.

 

HOW TO ENTER Entries will be by Digital submission via email. No Supporting material is required. But it is VERY important to name the jpeg file as instructed.

 

SUBMISSION FEE there is a submission Fee of €15 to go towards the cost of the install and invigilation. This is payable at the submission website address link.

 

COMMISSIONS AND SALES Portraits can be for sale but it is not a requirement. During the run of the show An Chéad Tine Gallery will take a commission of 25% on sales and 20% on Portrait commissions arising.

 

COLLECTION OF WORK: Sunday 14th April, 11am to 4:30pm. For collection after this date please make an appointment for collection with An Chéad Tine Gallery. Work will only be stored for 30 days.

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Entries must be submitted by Sun February 18th at 10pm To an.chead.tine@gmail.com

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