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News About 2009 Art Awards

by mmillington 4. June 2009 05:43

At last, there is some news to bring you about the 2009 EAC Over 60s Art Awards!

You may be forgiven for thinking that we’d forgotten all about this year’s Art Awards. This, however, is far from the case, as a great deal has been going on behind the scenes to ensure that this year’s competition and exhibition take place as usual.

As you may appreciate, 2009 has provided a unique set of difficulties and challenges which have impacted on the organisation of the Art Awards. The original time scale, which was to have been for an exhibition of finalists’ work in early September, has now therefore been missed.

However, the good news is that EAC’s Over 60s Art Awards 2009 are still going ahead, but later than originally planned.

These are the dates:

  • Publicity (posters, entry forms in hard copy) going out starting middle of June
  • Deadline for entries 26th October
  • Artists informed of outcome of their entry 2nd November
  • Preview Day 1st December
  • Exhibition at The Bankside Gallery 2nd to 6th December

Rules of entry are the same as last year, with the difference that entries from artists living outside of the UK are also welcomed.

Entry fees are the same as last year; ie £9 per entry, but this year a special offer is available on multiple entries from groups or individuals: 5 works for the price of 4 (£36) and 4 works for the price of 3 (£27).

If you wish to enter the Art Awards this year, there are several ways to obtain further information

From July onwards EAC will have its new Art awards website running, at www.eacartawards.org.uk. You will be able to enter online here.

Parker Harris, the exhibition organisers, will have details on their website, www.parkerharris.co.uk

Libraries, art societies, art shops, etc, will, as usual, receive publicity posters and entry forms, sent out from mid-June onwards.

E-mail me, Marg Millington, Arts Awards volunteer, if you are having any difficulty obtaining information or entry forms.

I hope this information is helpful, and thank you all once again for your patience,

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