THE THREE CATEGORIES ARE:
carefully selected judging panel of curators, collectors, artists and academics from around the globe.
“It certainly will be an arts competition befitting the name of the larger-than-life character of Francis Henry Newbery,” says Jeremy. “To have received so much interest at this early stage of the competition is very encouraging.”
The excitement around this event is something that Jeremy wants to pass on to all those artists and sculptors and designers who are considering entering their work. “This is your chance to be part of one of the most prestigious international open art competitions in the world, with one of the largest cash prizes.”
For those of you who know of an artist who should be entering the competition but you’re not sure if they will know about it yet, you can recommend them through
The Newbery Arts Prize website.
“If the recommendation is enticing enough for them to enter, you’ll be rewarded with the sum of 10 guineas (£10.50 in today’s money),” adds Jeremy. “Furthermore, if you wish to be the patron of an artist or sponsor their entries and costs to create their masterpieces for the prize, this is wonderful opportunity to become involved from afar. There are thousands of artists who would appreciate a little help, especially in these challenging times.”
Painting & Drawing:
As regards subject, this is completely open, however following Newbery’s original rules: ‘the use of highly crafted skills and techniques will be judged’.
‘Think of the quality of work that Newbery created, encouraged, taught and promoted throughout his lifetime around the world’
Carved or Cast Sculpture:
As with the previous category there is no subject restraint, simply a sculpture which has been carved or cast.
Architecture & Design:
A very broad category open to everything from garden design to architectural models and from furniture designs to textiles.
“Although the categories are very broadly described, the idea is to include works which might ordinarily be excluded from such competitions,” says Jeremy.
“Francis Henry Newbery was very open-minded, and the competition, which takes his name, remains so today. Think of the quality of work that Newbery created, encouraged, taught and promoted throughout his lifetime around the world.
“I only wish that the competition’s namesake was here to see it all. I think he would have been absolutely delighted!”
Self portrait by Francis Henry Newbery circa 1892