TALP Open Competitions
Welcome to the TALP Open Art Competitions
Our TALP Open competition has been running for over 25 years in collaboration with Patchings Art Centre.
The competition is open to all artists to submit two-dimensional works in any medium, and any subject matter.
We invite artists of all abilities and experience to enter either the Leisure Painter category for amateur painters, or the The Artist category for more experienced artists up to fulltime professionals. It’s the most inclusive open competition in our market sector, with the final physical exhibitions held in the galleries at Patchings Art Centre, opening on the first day of the hugely popular Patchings Art Festival in early July, as well as in our online gallery presentation on PaintersOnline, and viewed by our worldwide community.
Closing date for entries is 12 noon on April 15, 2021
2021 PRIZE AWARDS
As well as the fantastic publicity opportunity our competition offers for our successful entrants, there are also over 35 great prizes to be won worth over £13,500:
The Artist Purchase Prize Award worth up to £3,000
One prize to purchase a work up to the value of £3,000
The Artist Highly Commended Award
A subscription worth £100
The Artist has been providing committed painters, from experienced amateurs to professionals, with inspiration and practical painting and drawing demonstrations designed to improve painting techniques since 1931.
Batsford Awards worth £600
Four prizes of Batsford art books to the value of £150 each
Founded in 1843, Batsford is an imprint with an illustrious heritage and an enviable reputation in the areas of design, embroidery and textiles, chess, heritage, art and architecture.
BritishContemporary.art Award worth £1,800
One year’s representation by BritishContemporary.art, the online gallery featuring the best of British artists
British Contemporary Art
Run by Mark David Hatwood, British Contemporary Art is an exciting new online platform for the sale of work from some of the best contemporary artists alive and working today.
Caran d’Ache/Jakar Awards worth £500
Two prizes of £250 worth of art materials
Caran d'Ache, established in 1915, produces a wide range of products including coloured pencils, graphite pencils, pastels and more.
Clairefontaine Awards worth £500
Two prizes of £250 worth of art products from the Graphic & Fine Art range
Clairefontaine has been producing high-quality fine art papers and more in the valley of Meurthe for more than 150 years.
Daler-Rowney Awards worth £500
Three prizes of sets of materials to the total value of £500
Daler-Rowney have been inspiring creativity since 1783, striving to be accessible, inclusive and innovative.
Derwent Awards worth £500
Two prizes of £250 worth of Derwent art materials
Derwent has produced a range of art materials that span from the first colouring pencil to the highest professional quality products in their British manufacturing plant in the Lake District, Cumbria, UK.
Leisure Painter Award worth £2,600
One prize of a showcase feature on a selected artist in Leisure Painter magazine
Leisure Painter Highly Commended Award
A subscription to Leisure Painter worth £100
Leisure Painter is the number one learn-to-paint magazine featuring practical painting and drawing tutorials from top art tutors.
The Artist Exhibition Awards worth £1,700
Up to 10 selected artists from the 2021 The Artist category will be awarded a mixed exhibition at Patchings Art Centre in 2022, worth £1,700
Patchings Award worth £350
A gift voucher worth £350 to be used at Patchings Art Centre in Nottinghamshire
Patchings Art Centre
Patchings Art Centre is a repurposed farm in Nottinghamshire, housing an arts centre with exhibition programme, annual art festival, art classes, shop and cafe.
ProArte UK Awards worth £350
Two prizes of brushes to the value of £175 each
The ProArte artists' brush range offers synthetic or natural hair filaments in shapes to suit all art and craft purposes.
St Cuthberts Mill Awards worth £600
Three prizes of £200 worth of watercolour paper
St Cuthberts Mill
St Cuthberts Mill has been making paper since the 1700s, taking advantage of the pure waters of the River Axe.
Search Press Awards worth £350
Two prizes of £175 worth of art books
Search Press is the leading supplier of arts and crafts books in the UK, publishing beautiful and practical books
Winston Oh Award worth £400
A painting course worth up to £400 of your choice, provided by Winston Oh
Winston Oh paints in watercolours and teaches the medium at Dedham Hall in Dedham, on the Essex/Suffolk border, in what is known as 'Constable Country'.
2020 Award Winners
Louder Than Words by Yael Maimon, winner of The Artist Purchase Prize Award 2020
Click here to view the 2020 The Artist exhibition
Early Sun at Marford Allotments by John Jarratt, winner of the Leisure Painter Award 2020
Click here to view the 2020 Leisure Painter exhibition.