ING Discerning Eye 2013 Call For Entries

     Category:  Multiple Disciplines
     Deadline:  September 7, 2013  (expired!)
     Contest's Website:  [link]

    The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition is a show of small works independently selected by six prominent figures from different areas of the art world: two artist, two collectors and two critics. Work is selected from open submission and with works by artists invited by the individual selectors. Each section is hung separately to give each its own distinctive identity. The impression emerges of six small exhibitions within the whole.

    The ING Discerning Eye is now open for submissions for the 2013 exhibition.

    Artists may submit up to six works for competition. Painting, prints, drawing, photography and sculpture are all accepted. All works must be for sale and should not exceed 20” (50cm) in their largest dimension.

    The 2013 selectors are:

    Artists: Stephen Farthing RA and Eileen Hogan
    Collectors: Loyd Grossman OBE (television presenter, gastronome and art historian) and Professor Deborah Swallow (Director of the Courtauld Institute of Art)
    Critics: Liz Anderson (Arts Editor, The Spectator), and Estelle Lovatt FRSA (art critic and lecturer).

    The uniqueness of having each work chosen by an eminent individual, unlike in a group selected show, has earned the exhibition an excellent reputation among art lovers and collectors alike. Work is selected by open submission and also from artists invited by the selectors. The works of lesser‐known artists are given the opportunity to hang alongside the work of more established artists helping to connect hundreds of new artists with new audiences.

    The entry fee is £10 per work.


    The ING Discerning Eye 2013 Call For Entries is open to artists born or resident in the UK only.


    • ING Purchase Prize: £5,000 (approx. 7,850 USD)
    • Discerning Eye Founder’s Purchase Prize: £2,500
    • ING Staff Purchase Prize: £1,000
    • Discerning Eye Chairman’s Purchase Prize: £1,000
    • Meynell Fenton Prize: £1,000
    • Benton Purchase Prize: £1,000
    • Artspan Purchase Prize: £1,000
    • Hicks Purchase Prize: £1,000
    • Humphreys Purchase Prize: £750
    • Discerning Eye Sculpture and 3D Work Prize: £250

    • Regional Entry Prizes: There will be up to 8 prizes of £250 each awarded to an outstanding entry in the national regions.

    An exhibition of selected works will take place at the Mall Galleries, London from 14 – 24 November 2013.