Be Smart About Art

Art Prizes & Juried Exhibitions Galore

Why curators might start one, what artists should do (and not) and best practices. Panel: Cynthia Corbett, Isobel Beauchamp, Penny Harris and Neil Lawson-Baker

Date: Nov. 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m. - Nov. 19, 2012, 6:30 p.m. UK time (see time converter)

Location: Metro Bank (1st Floor) | 1 Southampton Row | London WC1B 5HA
Tube: Holborn

Speakers: Cynthia Corbett, Isobel Beauchamp, Neil Lawson Baker , Penny Harris, Susan J Mumford

Price: Members £7.50 | Early Bird £10 (til 12th Nov) | Full £15

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An 'Art World Unwrapped' Panel Discussion, powered by Metro Bank

Over the past few years, Art Prizes and Art Competitions, have become an increasingly popular feature, organised not just by leading institutions and museums but also by many commercial galleries. In the commercial sector, art prizes are often a way to acquire new talent and renew the stable of artists. What are the consequences of this relatively new phenomenon for the status of art prizes, traditionally a key indicator of prestige and critical success.

This panel discussion will focus on the consequences of this relatively new phenomenon for the status of art prizes, traditionally a key indicator of prestige and critical success. Panellists will also share their own experience as judges and/or organisers or art prizes and will share insights and tips for artists who may wish to be considered for art prizes.

Join us at this panel discussion that will take place at Metro Bank, Holborn (1st Floor) - One Southampton Row - London, WC1B 5HA.

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Be Smart About Art founder Susan Mumford will moderate this panel that will include:

  • Neil Lawson-Baker is an artist, sculptor and photographer who is also involved with a series of insitutions and initiatives, most notably he is Chairman of the Chichester Art Trust and CEO of the National Trust Art Competition. For a full biography click here.
  • Cynthia Corbett is a London-based American gallerist who, in 2008, had the idea of establishing the Young Masters Art Prize with the aim of celebrating artists who pay homage to the skill and traditions of the past; knowing that young artists today are not afraid, unlike their predecessors, to look back at art history and its lessons. For a full biography click here
  • Isobel Beauchamp co-founded with Elinor Olisa in 2003. Since its inception, has established itself as the leading gallery in the UK student and graduate art sales and their vision is to provide promising, emerging artists with a platform from which to launch their careers. As part of this vision, launched their Signature Art Prize in 2009. For more information click here.
  • Penny Harris is co-owner of Parker Harris, a leading visual arts consultancy in the UK. Amongst an array of services offered is the organisation of a wide range services for artists, including national and international awards, exhibitions, competitions and commissions. Notable events include The Derwent Art Prize, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition and Jerwood Drawing Prize.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A with the audience, so that you may ask any burning questions to the speakers and also share your own experience. Note that the seated part of the event takes place from 7-8.30, and there will be opportunities both before and after to network with like-minded arts professionals.

Places are limited so book now to guarantee your seat!

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This panel forms one event of the Be Smart About Art Academy’s 2012 Autumn Programme. To find out about other panel discussions, training workshops, courses and more, please see our Eventbrite homepage.


Note that refunds are not available after you have placed your booking.