The Griffin Art Prize 2017 is an exhibition and studio award for emerging artists in painting and drawing supported by leading fine art brands; Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris.

New for 2017, the Griffin Art Prize will be offered to one outstanding UK based candidate at their location of choice. The winner will receive; a cash stipend of £5000, £2000 in studio rent, materials of choice from supporting brands Winsor & Newton and Liquitex to value £3000 and a showcase of new work to be held alongside the Griffin Art Prize 2018 shortlist exhibition in November at Griffin Gallery. The prize includes a professional support programme; three studio visits from the Griffin Gallery team and chief curator Becca Pelly-Fry, technical support from the Innovation and Development laboratory and a mentoring programme from an arts professional.

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The judges will select twenty artists for the long list of the Griffin Art Prize 2017 who will have their work showcased on this website. An exhibition of 10 short-listed artists will be held at Griffin Gallery in November. The winner of Griffin Art Prize 2017 will be selected by the judges from the shortlist exhibition and announced at the private view in Griffin Gallery, 1 November 2017.

The judges will be looking for innovation in painting and drawing and for the applicants’ potential to benefit from the studio support. The Griffin Art Prize judges for 2017 are artist Ansel Krut, Lindéngruppen owner, Jenny Lindén Urnes, Griffin Gallery head curator Becca Pelly-Fry, Elephant magazine editor Robert Shore.

The three stages of the Griffin Art Prize 2017 are incremental platforms for professional exposure. To make the long list is a considerable achievement; the short-list exhibition is a popular and well attended event that attracts collectors, critics, art world professionals and the general public. The Prize itself is a unique opportunity to explore materials and develop new work.


CALL FOR ENTRIES DEADLINE 3 JULY 2017