The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize 2017 is open and calling for entries

The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize is an award for representational painting, and one of the most prestigious ones in the country at that!  The Prize comprises a number of different Awards: First and Second Prize, of £15,000 and £4,000 respectively; the Young Artist Award of £4,000; the Brian Botting Prize of £5,000, which will be awarded to an artist aged 30 or under for an outstanding representation of the human figure; and the newly-introduced People's Prize of £2,000.  In addition to the prize-winning works, approximately 100 works will be selected to form an Exhibition to be shown at the Mall Galleries in the Spring of next year.  The Mall Galleries is a fantastic space in an equally fantastic location - the perfect place, then, to show off your work to the world.

Simply visit the website:  You can apply directly through the website via the "Info for Artists' page which will redirect you to the ArtOpps website where you can set up an account and upload your work:  The deadline for entry is 5pm on 19 December, so make sure to get your application in before this!

Now open for entries, The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize welcomes outstanding creative examples of representational painting from both amateur and professional artists in the UK. Created in 2005 by The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and The Lynn Foundation, the open competition continues to champion the skill of draughtsmanship and figurative painting. The exhibition aims to reflect the breadth of approaches and materials from across the artistic spectrum.

 Now in its twelfth year, the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards for artists in the country, offering total prize money of £30,000, including a First Prize of £15,000, Second Prize of £4,000 along with the newly introduced People’s Prize worth £2,000. The competition is particularly popular with young contemporary painters and art students; the Young Artist Award of £4,000 is a coveted prize that aims to promote the tradition of painting and support fresh new talent, and is eligible to artists who are 25 or under. For the third year running, the competition is offering the Brian Botting Prize of £5,000 which will be awarded to an artist aged 30 or under for an outstanding representation of the human figure.

 The judges for the 2017 competition include: Ken Howard OBE RA NEAC, Artist; Professor Andrew Stahl, Artist and Professor, Slade School of Fine Art; Benjamin Sullivan NEAC RP, Artist; John Martin, Director John Martin Gallery; Daphne Todd OBE PPRP NEAC, Artist. 

 The competition is open to all UK based artists over 18. Artists are invited to submit up to four works online at: Entry is £15 per work, £8 per work for students. Approximately 100 works will be selected for an exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London, from 6-19 March 2017. The exhibition will be hung and curated by Sam Wadsworth, Artist and Andrew Wilton, Visiting Research Fellow at Tate Britain.

Deadline for entry: 19 December 2016, by 5pm

 or further details and to enter online:

 For general enquiries please contact the competition organisers, Parker Harris:

 Tel. 01372 462 190


 Twitter: #LPS17 @ParkerHarrisCo


 The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers

Formed in 1502 by the amalgamation of companies in existence before 1283, the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers is actively engaged in supporting the art and craft of painting. With a strong commitment to fine art, the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers is delighted to sponsor this annual prize in conjunction with the Lynn Foundation.

 The Lynn Foundation

The Lynn Foundation is a charity devoted to children, the disabled, music and the arts. Its contribution is the prize money totalling £25,000 and an engraved gold medal for the winner of the First Prize.

 Brian Botting

Master of the Painter-Stainers Company from 2003-4, Brian Botting, kindly bequeathed a £5,000 annual prize to be awarded to an artist aged 30 or under for an outstanding representation of the human figure.

 4C Hotel Group

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 For further details please contact Iona Rowland at Parker Harris: / 01372 462190