Friday, 27 May 2011

£1,000 Cash Prize Exhibition: Anthology | Call for Applications

The Exhibition

CHARLIE SMITH london is pleased to announce its inaugural juried exhibition Anthology, in association with The Mark Clannachan Collection and - the international directory service for contemporary artists and galleries. Selected and curated by internationally respected art world professionals, Anthology will be a multi disciplinary exhibition that will reach out democratically to artists worldwide. Presented at the CHARLIE SMITH london gallery in Old St, London, the exhibition will be a key barometer of emerging and established talent. Consisting of ten finalists selected from all applicants, a cash prize of £1,000 will be awarded by The Mark Clannachan Collection to one winner for outstanding merit.

Artists at all stages in their careers and working in any medium are invited to apply. To receive the Application Form and Terms & Conditions please email The application deadline is June 15th 2011 and our only requirements are a £10 + VAT application fee; completed application form; 6 jpegs; a short artist's statement; an artist's CV / biography. All works presented must be for sale.

The Jury

Paul Carey-Kent is a freelance art critic whose writings can be found at Paul was Editor at Large for Art World magazine 2007-09, and now reviews for ARTnews, ArtUS, ArtLyst and The Art Newspaper. He also frequently writes for contemporary galleries. Paul aims to visit every significant show in London, and writes a column for the Saatchi Online Magazine recommending his top ten exhibitions to see each month. Paul has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from Oxford University and an M Phil in Poetry from the University of Glamorgan.

Zavier Ellis is the Director of the Hoxton gallery CHARLIE SMITH london. He is also co-founder of the museum scale show for emerging artists The Future Can Wait and has curated exhibitions internationally including in LA, Naples, Rome, Berlin, Klaipeda and of course London. Known as an acute talent spotter he has identified and exhibited a number of important young artists from art college including David Blandy, Oliver Clegg, Tessa Farmer, Sam Jackson, Monica Ursina Jäger, Annie Kevans, Nika Neelova and Douglas White. Zavier is also a practicing artist and has most recently exhibited at Paul Stolper Gallery in London and Museum der Moderne in Salzburg.

Roy Exley is a freelance art critic and curator who has written for prestigious publications including Art Monthly, Art Review, Contemporary, Flash Art, Art Press (Paris), Blueprint, Camera Austria, Portfolio, Creative Camera and Art World. Since 2000 he has curated eleven exhibitions in London and Paris and has been a judge for the Photosynkyria Biennale in Thessaloniki, Greece, and twice for the BOC Young Artists award. As a visiting lecturer specialising in contemporary photography, he has worked at a number of British Universities.

Werner Grub is a London based German collector who has been collecting art in all mediums for more than 20 years. Werner’s substantial collection has been gathered from galleries and artists across the globe. Taking a proactive approach to his interest, he enjoys providing connectivity within his international network where appropriate. Werner is a founding partner at the independent merchant bank Richmond Park Partners LLP.

Edward Lucie-Smith is an internationally known art critic and historian who is also a curator, a published poet, an anthologist and a practicing photographer. He has published more than one hundred books in all, chiefly but not exclusively about contemporary art. Edward is generally regarded as the most prolific and the most widely published writer on art in the country. A number of his art books, among them Movements in Art since 1945; Visual Arts of the 20th Century; A Dictionary of Art Terms and Art Today are used as standard texts throughout the world.

The Prize

Ten finalists will be curated into the exhibition Anthology which will be held at CHARLIE SMITH london during August of 2011 with a private view arranged to coincide with First Thursdays on August 4th. A £1,000 cash prize will be awarded by The Mark Clannachan Collection to the winner for outstanding merit.

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