This year The Bath Prize, a novel painting competition first held in 2009, offers a total prize fund of £12,000. This includes a first prize of £5,000 and a plein-air award of £2,000. There are many other runner up and category prizes.
The top prize will go to the artist who best captures the spirit of Bath and the city is keen to welcome entries from painters coming to the city during June, July and August.
Painters entering the competition are invited to submit as many works as they wish but the first entry must have been inspired by a specific location in the Georgian city. This location will be allocated by ballot when the entry is received.
Sponsored by The Bath Gallery, supported by Future Bath Plus, the competition is open to both professional and amateur painters and has been designed to produce a multi-faceted portrait of a very special place.
Artists will be encouraged to work on the streets, en plein air, but they can also sketch or photograph their subject and complete the work elsewhere. Bath is a world-famous destination that has inspired artists and craftsmen for more than two thousand years. This competition will stimulate new work celebrating the glory of Bath, will recognise the best and will display as much of it as possible in the City that inspired it. This summer we hope to meet many artists in Bath and if you decide to come we will do our best to help you make the most of what we are sure will be an enjoyable and worthwhile visit.
Entries for the competition close on August 23rd. Details and entry form can be found at www.thebathprize.co.uk
Contact:- David Collett
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