Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize

Ruth Borchard E Flyer

The Prize is open to all artists living and working in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and accepts work in all graphic media, including drawing, painting, watercolour, print, collage, photo-collage, mixed media, and low-relief sculpture and construction. The Prize seeks to showcase a wide range of diverse artists, from portrait painters to artists working in modes far removed from figurative, graphic work, of all ages and experiences who briefly, inquisitively, turn their eye upon themselves.
120 self-portraits will be chosen to be displayed in a selling exhibition at Kings Place, London, from which the £10,000 Prize will be awarded to a winner by a prestigious panel of judges, which this year includes Alistair Sooke, broadcaster and art critic, The Daily Telegraph; Dr Xavier Bray, Director, Wallace Collection; Charlotte Mullins, art critic and author; Marilyn Scott, Director, The Lightbox Gallery; Shanti Panchal, winner in 2015; and Richard Borchard, son of Ruth Borchard. Previous winners of the Prize include Celia Paul (2011), Thomas Newbolt (2013), and Shanti Panchal (2015).
The Prize is a great opportunity for artists of any age to have their self-portrait hung as part of the exhibition: in 2013, the 16 year-old, Atalanta Arden Miller’s self-portrait was chosen and bought by the Next Generation Collection, from the exhibition. The collection is frequently toured and gains public visibility on Art UK and via the publication Face-to-Face. Therefore, we are very keen to see as many submissions from young artists as possible, and recruiting your help will be invaluable in spreading the message about the prize to them!

Joanna McInnes Charity Book Sale for Dai-Loc Social Centre

Art books for sale to raise funds for a Vietnamese orphanage, the Dai-Loc Social Centre.

If anyone would like to know more or is interested in sponsoring a young person through college or university or would like to make a one-off donation, please contact Joanna McInnes

How to Draw the Human Figure by Victor Ambrus
Painter’s Progress – An Art School Year in Twelve Lessons Edited by Ian Simpson
Exploring Color (sic) How to use and control color in your painting by Nita Leland
An Introduction to Pastels in Association with the Royal Acadmy of Arts by Michael Wright
Gardens in Pastel by Jackie Simmonds
Sunburst Art Series ‘Drawing’ by Ian Sidaway
The Complete Watercolour Artist by Jenny Rodwell
Watercolour Tips and Techniques from Sketch to Painting by Wendy Jelbert
Watercolour Step by Step by Hazel Harrison
Introduction to Painting Flowers By Elisabeth Harden
Painting with Watercolours, Oils and Acrylics by Hazel Harrison
The Complete Guide to Painting and Drawing Techniques and Materials by Colin Hayes
Drawing Course a Step-by-Step Guide by Angela Gair
Oils and Acrylics by Nick Tidnam
An introduction to Drawing in Association with the Royal Academy of Arts by James Horton
Drawing Solutions by Albany Wiseman
Flower Painting by Jenny Rodwell
Painting with Oils by Patrician Monaham
Giovanni Civardi Drawing Workshops
Collins Complete Painting Course edited by Ian Sidaway
Drawing With Colour by Judy Martin
How to draw and Paint texture by Martin Davidson
Mike Chaplin’s Expressive Watercolours
Creative Discoveries in Watermedia by Pat Dews
The Art and Craft of Papier Maché by Juliet Bawden
Drawing Solutions by Albany Wiseman
Essential Art deco by Iain Zaczek
The Post-Impressionists – Richard Shone
*Figure Sketching School by Valerie Wiffen ( As New)
*Life Drawing by Eddie Armer (As New)
Seurat – Great Artists Collection

EQUIPMENT: Folding chrome artist’s easel, used (NOT lightweight!) – £5
Reeves Rutland Table Easel, wood, new and boxed – £5

Ludmilla Perlova retrospective – Cambridge

Everyone is cordially invited to my personal art exhibition which will take place  from

3 pm till 8 pm 13th of November 2016

The Missing Sock, Newmarket Road, Cambridge CB25 9AQ,


This is a rather big retrospective exhibition embracing 35 years of my work. I carefully selected work created at school, university and more recently.

You will get a unique opportunity to see what kind of artwork was done by students of B. Ioganson St. Petersburg State Academy Art Lyceum (a subdivision of Repin Academy of Art), what kind of tasks were set for students of Interior department of Estonian Academy of Arts and also see my personal diploma work. You will see how after many years as a furniture and interior designer I use the knowledge and experience now, and what I continue to learn and practice….

The exhibition will take place not in the ordinary place. The Missing Sock is not just a place where you can see the exhibition but is a wonderful place where you can spend some time sitting down with friends over a cup of tea or glass of wine. Friendly staff, nice and  spacious bar, and an opportunity to stay outside; create a charming atmosphere of informal talks, cosiness, and comfort. Free parking is available on site. A simple Google search for The Missing Sock will provide a lot of useful information.

Riverside Gallery Open Exhibition – Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press

2015 open opportunities for artists at the Riverside Gallery, Richmond run by Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham

Virginia Woolf and the Hogarth Press
29 October – 10 December

Deadline for submissions: Monday September 12th 2016

Submissions to: Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Through its annual open exhibition opportunities, Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham helps artists locally, nationally and internationally to showcase their work in group exhibitions across three gallery spaces: Orleans and Stables Galleries in Twickenham and the Riverside Gallery in Richmond.

Seeking artwork in a range of media inspired by Virginia and Leonard Woolf and The Hogarth Press.

In conjunction with the Richmond Literature Festival, this exhibition will celebrate a century since Virginia and Leonard Woolf began publishing in Richmond. Named after the house they moved to in 1915, they established the Hogarth Press in spring 1917, to self-publish and also to provide an important opportunity for writers and artists to showcase their work uncensored and in small print runs.

Through an exploration of the Hogarth Press, its unique aesthetic and the opportunity it presented for book illustration; contemporary artists will be given the opportunity to respond to Virginia Woolf, the Press and its legacy.

Artists can submit up to 5 works. Artworks must be submitted as high resolution jpeg files on a CD (please do not include a case), with accompanying A4 sized photographic prints or good quality colour printouts.

Original artwork or emailed submissions will not be accepted.

Please clearly label each submission with: artist’s name, title of work, date, media, approximate size and sale price (i.e. including our 40% commission + 20% VAT on the 40% commission).

In addition, please enclose contact details (including email and postal address and contact telephone numbers), an artist’s statement and CV.

There is a £10.00 administration charge (which also contributes towards exhibition costs); £7.50 concessions (students, retired, unwaged, benefits etc). Please include proof. Please make cheques payable to ‘L.B.R.U.T’. You can also pay by credit / debit card by calling the gallery on 020 8831 6000. Your submission will not be accepted without payment. If you would like submissions returned, please enclose a stamped self-addressed envelope or stamps to the value of posting submission. Successful artists will be contacted by email or in writing approximately 2-3 weeks after the deadline. Queries to curator Mark De Novellis :


Submission to: Orleans House Gallery, Riverside, Twickenham, TW1 3DJ

Print off and fill in the details required.

(Ok – this has been pasted from an MSWord doc, so no promises of the table integrity!)

Name (Block Capitals)
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Telephone number 1
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Exhibition title           
Number of works submitted
Payment enclosed? (please tick) Yes        No


Details of works






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New English Art Club Annual Open Exhibition 2016

16 June-25 June

Open 10am-5pm (closing 1pm on final day)

Mall Galleries, The Mall, London SW1

Clare Haward is exhibiting two pictures which have been selected from an open submission alongside the work of member artists. The show will also feature the winners of major prizes including The Haworth Prize for a young landscape painter from the North of England.

Download invite to private view here: NEAC e-vite (1)

Stella Cardew Paintings


Stella Cardew, Dulwich’s own national treasure is showing her work at the Jeannie Avent Gallery 26th-31st May. Get along the to the private view on Friday the 27th May particularly if you are wanting to buy, Stella’s paintings tend to fly off the walls.

Download invite here


Jeannie Avent Gallery
14 Northcross Road
East Dulwich
SE22 9EU