The ‘Contemporary British Painting Prize 2017’ is now open for entries. For this year the artist selectors are Matthew Krishanu, Julian Brown, Nicholas Middleton and Cathy Lomax (winner of the 2016 Prize). They will select 12 artists who will form a group exhibition, with each selected painter showing 3 works. This 36 work group exhibition will take place at The Stables Gallery, Orleans House, Richmond Museum, London, between Thursday 24 August – Sunday 22 October 2017.
The Prize Winner selection panel judges for 2017 are: Elena Dranichnikova, founder of the Moscow Art Collectors’ Group (MACS) and founder of the Moscow School for Contemporary Art; Alice Herrick, artist, curator and owner of the Herrick Gallery, London; Jessica Litherland, visual arts producer, mac Birmingham; Stephen Snoddy, director, New Art Gallery, Walsall; Nicholas Usherwood, curator, art critic, writer on contemporary art and editor of Galleries Magazine.
The artist of the winning work will receive a solo exhibition at the Herrick Gallery, a critical essay on their practice by Nicholas Usherwood and a £2,000 purchase prize of their winning painting which will then enter the Priseman-Seabrook Collection of 21st Century British Painting.