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The ING Discerning Eye is calling for entries for a brand-new edition in 2022. The show gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work at the Mall Galleries in London and in a unique virtual exhibition, with the chance to win a range of prizes, including the ING Purchase Prize, worth £5,000.

The online submission process will be open until Tuesday 30 August 2022, giving artists from across the UK the opportunity to submit their work and take part. Please read all the information below carefully before entering.

The exhibition will open at the Mall Galleries from the 11 to 20 November alongside a virtual gallery showcasing all the artists’ shortlisted works with commentary and introductions by the selectors. All exhibiting artists will be included in a fully illustrated print catalogue. Awards will be given out to the winners in a prize giving at the start of the exhibition.

ABOUT THE DISCERNING EYE
The Discerning Eye is an educational charity, established in the UK in 1990, to encourage a wider understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and to stimulate debate about the place and purpose of art in our society, and the contribution each one of us can make to its development.

The exhibition comprises both publicly submitted works and works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artists, two collectors and two critics. Each section is hung separately to give each its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole.

It provides an unusual opportunity for works by lesser-known artists to be hung alongside contributions from internationally recognised names. The selectors are solely responsible for their own selection; selection is not by committee. The only restrictions are limitation of size (only small works are permitted) and to select at least 25% of their section from the open submission.

The exhibition is also supported by the sponsorship of ING.

For further information and links please visit //discerningeye.org

 
INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS
Please be aware that this year YOU MUST SUBMIT DIGITAL IMAGES OF YOUR WORK IN ORDER TO BE ENTERED. There will be no physical hand-in of work for selection. You will only need to deliver your work if you are selected.

HOW TO ENTER
The ING Discerning Eye 2022 is open to all artists resident in the UK. Artists may register to enter up to six works for consideration by the Selection Panel. Works must be no larger than 50cm (20 inches) including frame.

Before entry artists are asked to carefully read the Rules & Guidelines, as all entrants will be asked to confirm acceptance of these during the online entry process.

Step 1
Click on the online entry tab and fill in the details on the registration form.

Step 2
Make your payment. You will be sent an email confirmation with your Unique Reference Number and if you have not used Artopps before you will be sent login details.

Step 3
You must then return to this site to upload you works. If you have not been automatically logged in you must login before going to online entry where you will then be able to upload images of your works.

Step 4
You will have 1-6 slots depending on the number you chose at registration. For each slot you will need to upload an image and the following details: Title, Medium, Year, Dimensions and Price. Once you have uploaded all your images* you can go back and edit your entry up until the deadline. Your application will be automatically entered at 5pm on 30 August 2022. If you would like to purchase more works after registering you can by going to online entry, viewing your My Works page and selecting Add More Works at the bottom of the page.

*Images should be a maximum of 1MB

THE 2022 EXHIBITION
The 2022 ING Discerning Eye Exhibition will be open at the Mall Galleries and online from Friday 11 to Sunday 20 November 2022.

PRIZES

Artists benefit from many lucrative prizes offered by both ING and a number of other generous sponsors.

ING Purchase Prize* – £5000
The Discerning Eye Founder’s Purchase Prize** –  In honour of Michael Reynold’s £2500
The Discerning Eye Chairman’s Purchase Prize** – £1000
The Mervyn Metcalf Purchase Prize* – £500
Discerning Eye Sculpture and 3D Work Prize** – £250
Discerning Eye Original Print Prize** – £250
Discerning Eye Cityscape Prize** – £250
Discerning Eye Landscape Prize** – £250
Discerning Eye Portrait Prize** – £250
Regional Prizes** – There will be up to 8 prizes of £250 each awarded to an outstanding entry from the national regions
Parker Harris Mentoring Prize*:  Parker Harris will give a one-to-one mentoring session covering all aspects of professional development to a selected artist.
* These prizes are selected by the individual prize givers, not the selectors.

**These prizes are selected by members of the Discerning Eye Educational Board, not the selectors.

ENTRY FEES
Artists may submit up to six works. Entry fees are listed below.

One work – £15
Two works – £30
Three works – £40
Four works – £50
Five works – £60
Six works – £70

If you pay to enter less than six works at registration you may add more works at a later date via your entry overview.

deadline: Tuesday 30 August 2022
more info: //www.discerningeye.org/