The Pastel Society Annual Show 2016

The Pastel Society Annual Exhibition 2016 will be Sponsored by Derwent

[Download] The E-Invite for the 2016 Annual Exhibition of the Pastel Society.

Exhibition Dates

The Pastel Society (PS) Annual Exhibition 2016.

Pre-submission opens: Monday 3 August 2015, 12 noon http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call-for-entries/open-exhibitions/pastel-society

Pre-submission closes: Friday 6 November, 12 noon Pre-selection notification: Friday 13 November, 12 noon 
 
Receiving: Saturday 9 January 2016, 10-5 
Selection: Monday 11 January 
Acceptance notification: Tuesday 12 January, 12 noon 
Unaccepted collection: Thursday 14 January, 10-5 

Private View: Monday 22 February, 2-8 Exhibition open: Tuesday 23 February

Art Event: Tuesday 1st March 6pm until 9pm

Exhibition closes: Saturday 5 March, 3pm 

Unsold collection: Thursday 10 March, 10-5 

Please note all submission will be digitally Pre-Selected. If Pre-Selected then works must be handed in on the Receiving Day. Submission Fee £15 per work, payable at the time of submitting online, or £10 per work for artists age 35 or under.

The Pastel Society seeks the best in contemporary pastel, combining traditional skills with creative originality.

Acceptable media

Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine, or any dry media.

ConditionsMaximum of six works submitted. 
Maximum of four works selected.
Minimum price: £300.

Awards & Prizes

Numerous prizes and awards are available to win including the Derwent Sponsor’s Award. 

'The Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award' for £5000

The Zsuzsi Roboz Prize is an award to recognise Zsuzsi’s enormous contribution to draughtsmanship, to be awarded at the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition. Zsuzsi Roboz was distinguished member of the Pastel Society who died in 2012.
This award was bequeathed in Trust and will be awarded to a young artist, under the age of 35 years, for their traditional skills, used in an original way. All subject matter will be considered.The Judges will be encouraged to award the Prize to the artist, submitting through the open entry to the exhibition, who demonstrates a particular excellence in draughtsmanship and innovative thought.Pastels, oil pastels, charcoal, pencil, conté, sanguine, or any dry media are all acceptable.

New Award from Unison Colour. 

'For 2016 a new exciting Award from Unison Colour. £1500 will be awarded to a young artist under the age of 35 years, working in soft pastel. This award celebrates the use of soft pastel as a primary medium and is being awarded to encourage young artists to work with this inspiring medium'

To view all Pastel Society Awards go to the Awards page of the website.

Featured Artist

Matthew Draper
Draper Matthew Illuminated A View of Tantallon castle with The Bass Rock Homage to Alexander Naysmith

 ' Illuminated - A View of Tantallon Castle with the Bass Rock - Homage to Alexander Naysmith '
by
Matthew Draper

 

Matthew Draper PS

Education/Career

1973  Born Stone Staffordshire
1991-1992  Walsall College of Art
1992-1995  Falmouth College of Art

Artist’s Statement

I identify myself principally as a draughtsman; drawing being the most unencumbered and immediate form of image-making. My work is made with an intense and energetic immediacy, working instinctively rather than methodically, keeping me physically and emotionally involved in the process. I crush soft pastel in my hands rubbing the dust into the paper in wide sweeps of colour gradually manipulating the material to build up a thick layered surface using the ball of my thumb or the heel of my hand.
I am interested in and influenced by the dramatic imagery of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century painting. I admire the idea of the contemplation of landscape in the Romantic spirit, found in the work of the German Romantics like Casper David Frederick and the notion of the grandeur of the landscape as expressed in the work of the American Subliminal Painters like Sanford Robinson Gifford and Frederick Edwin Church. These artists adopted the term ‘Luminism’, defined as light in the landscape and the effect that light has on the landscape and objects within it.
As a contemporary artist choosing to adopt this approach to light in the landscape, my interest is not to make straight forward topographical images that are illustrations of place. Instead I am attempting to make imagery that is descriptive of the circumstances under which the subject is viewed; images which convey a sense of place. The drawings are emotional reactions to events and experiences evolving in front of me; events happening or about to happen. The images become like fading memories or captured moments in time. The making of the work is in itself a set of actions and events which creates a harmony between my process and my interpretation of the subject.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Awards:

2011  Visitors Choice Award, National Art Open Exhibition, Chichester.
2011  Regional Prize, National Open Art Exhibition, Chichester.
2011  Elected Member of the Pastel Society UK, Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London.
2010  City of Glasgow Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute of the fine Arts.
2010  Connell and Connell prize, Scottish Society of Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2008  Shell Premium Award, Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
2007  Chairman’s Purchase Prize, Discerning Eye Exhibition, London.
2004  Most popular work in the exhibition, Hunting Art Prizes.
2000  Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Collections:

Bank of Scotland
City of Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Jean F Watson Bequest Fund.
Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvin Grove Glasgow.
Paintings in Hospitals Scotland.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2013  ‘Northern Light’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2012  'Time Lapses' Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
2011  ‘New Pastels’ Beaux Arts, Bath.
2010  ‘Festival Exhibition’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
2009  ‘In Series’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2008  ‘Luminism’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
2006  ‘Time and Place’ Beaux Arts, Bath.
2005  ‘Nostalgia’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2000  ‘Night Life’ The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2008  Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
2007  Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
2007  Salon 2007, ‘New British Paintings and Works on Paper’ Portobello Road, London.   
2006  ‘Roter Salon’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2006  The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and touring of the UK.
2006  ‘Best of British’ Chelsea Art Gallery, Palo Alto, California.
2002  The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.
2004  The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.
1999  Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, touring to:
          The European Drawing Collection Hull, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft,
          The Western Banhof Charlottenburgh, Berlin.

Contact Details:

Website Address: www.matthewjdraper.co.uk
E-mail: matt.draper1@hotmail.co.uk

 

     


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