Sunday, April 21, 2013

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition and Exhibition

Deadline: April 30, 2013 (RECEIVE)

Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition and Exhibition

Kings Place Gallery
London, England
21 June – 22 September 2013

The 2013 Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Competition is intended to reflect and celebrate the traditions which inform the Borchard Collection by encouraging the development of these ideas into British art of the twenty-first century.

Entrants must submit a self-portrait, but this concept is open to an interpretation that goes beyond passport-photo conventionality. Shown alone or within a group, contextualised, abstracted, trailing narrative or defined by the surface of the image, like all self-portraits, these new additions to the genre will explore the idea of visual identity, revealing and designing it at the same time.

An exhibition of works selected from the competition entries will be held at Kings Place Gallery, Kings Place, London, from 21 June – 16 August 2013, when details of the winning entry will be announced. Selected works will tour to the University Gallery, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne from 30 August – 11 October 2013.

Entry fee: £15


● Artists of amateur and professional status, living and working in the UK, are eligible to participate in the competition by submitting a digital image of their self-portrait.
● The work can be in any recognised medium including drawing, painting, watercolour, print and mixed media. Photographs, sculpture and film are not eligible.
● All works selected for exhibition must be framed and must not measure more than 100 x 100cm, including the size of the frame.
● All works must be for sale and include the Gallery’s 40% commission in the sale price.
● Artists who are VAT registered will have VAT added to their sale price.
● Entry Forms must be accompanied by a digital image of the work, which should be on CD, in JPEG format at 300dpi resolution.
● CDs should contain only the image file, which must be individually accessible. Hard copies are not acceptable. Each CD must be clearly marked with the artist’s name and address.

First Prize £10,000

● All entries will be considered by a Selection Panel (made up of artists, critics and curators) and applicants will be notified by post or email whether their work has been selected for exhibition or not. The decision of the Selection Panel is final and no correspondence will be entered into on the matter. The prize will be available for award at the discretion of the Selection Panel.

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The Ruth Borchard Competition
Kings Place Gallery
Kings Place
90 York Way
London N1 9AG

Telephone: 020 7520 1485
Fax: 020 7520 1487
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