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The Holly bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize

Ecclestone Art are delighted to announce this year’s details for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020. The Award will be conferred on the 22nd July during the Private View at Burgh House Hampstead (please see special notes below on Covid-19).  Generously sponsored by Dame Emma Thompson, Women in Art Fair, Cass Art Hampstead and Zebra One Gallery Hampstead, The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Exhibition and Award 2020 is part of a wider project to assist and celebrate women artists and focuses on the careers of emerging female painters.

This prize is aimed at supporting, encouraging and mentoring emerging women painters. Each year 21 artists are chosen from a competition to exhibit at Burgh House, Hampstead, London. From these 21 talented women the first prize is awarded to a painter who has demonstrated exceptional potential to become an established professional artist. 

This exhibition offers a genuine opportunity for emerging women artists to further their career and for art collectors to invest in the future of the art-world’s emerging talent.

The 1st Prize: 
The ​Women in Art Fair Award A cheque for £1500*
A Solo Exhibition at The Art Space, Islington in 2021
Work displayed at Zebra One Gallery, Hampstead for one month (date to be decided). 

​The 2nd Prize: A cheque for £500
The 3rd prize: £250 Cass Art Vouchers
Ecclestone Art Prize for the Best Beginner of 2020**: £100

There will be 21 Finalists in total who will take part in the Finalist Exhibition in the Peggy Jay Gallery at Burgh House, Hampstead, London from 22nd to 26th July 2020

Selection for the exhibition will be made solely on the artwork submitted, but to be eligible for The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2020, the entrant must provide an artist’s statement that demonstrates how this award would impact on their opportunity to expand their practice, how they aim to develop and further their career. This statement should be no more than 300 words.

        Conditions for entry.

  • Any female artist over 18 may submit providing they are living and working in the UK.
  • Acceptable media: Paintings in watercolour, oil, pastel or acrylic.
  • Work must have been completed in the last two years and must not have been previously exhibited in London.
  • Maximum of two works submitted. Only one work will be chosen.
  • Works should not be larger than 60 cm wide​ or 130 cm high (including the frame).
  • Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.
  • All work must be for sale: maximum price £800.​


Wednesday 20 May, 2020
Friday 26 June, 2020
Burgh House Hampstead
Venue Address
1 New Square Hampstead NW3 1LT

London , London

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