TALP Open Competitions

The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Art Competition

In partnership with Patchings Art Centre

 

Call for entries to TALP 2024 is now open!

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What is TALP?

The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Art Competition (TALP), in partnership with Patchings Art Centre, has been offering artists of all abilities the chance to earn recognition and prizes for their artwork for more than 25 years.

Each year we invite submissions of two-dimensional works in any media (including drawings, paintings, printmaking and digital artwork) to two categories - amateur painters in the Leisure Painter category, and from more experienced and professional artists in The Artist category.

TALP 2023 entries

TALP 2023 entries by: David Thomas, Sophie Penstone, Janet Mayled and Charlotte Hodge Thomas

Why should I enter?

  • 70 works in each category are selected by esteemed artist judges, David Curtis, Haidee-Jo Summers and Liz Wood and editors of The Artist and Leisure Painter, Sally Bulgin and Ingrid Lyon, for exhibition at Patchings Art Centre, opening on the first day of the Patchings Festival in Nottinghamshire, from 11 July to 11 August 2024
  • The 70 exhibited works will also be featured on the Painters Online gallery, which will go live from 11 July 2024, and will be eligible for the public vote for the People’s Choice Awards - view the 2023 exhibition here
  • Art prizes from our fantastic prize sponsors are awarded in both categories
  • A selection of exhibited works are featured in the magazines, promoting artists to a worldwide audience.
  • TALP is open to artists of all abilities and worldwide - you never know where your art could take you!

Scroll down to view the amazing prizes up for grabs in 2024, worth a total of £19,350!

TALP 2022 entries

TALP 2022 entries by: Julie Powell, Trudy Harman, Charlie Wrigley and Kelvin Holtom

How do I enter?

Choose from our two options...

  • Up to three entries for £25
  • Up to six entries for £45

Then, follow the instructions to upload your artwork. Once judging has taken place, you will receive an email inviting you to view your results online.

TO ENTER CLICK HERE

AND NEW THIS YEAR...

INTRODUCING OUR YOUNG ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARD!

Brand-new for 2024, we're thrilled to offer young artists the opportunity to enter their own categories within The Artist and Leisure Painter Open Art Competition (TALP).

The Young Artist of the Year Award gives young artists the chance to enter one of two new categories:

  • Under 18
  • 18-30

One winner from each category will be selected to have their work exhibited at Patchings Art Centre, within the full TALP 2024 exhibition. Each winner will also receive a unique prize from one of our fantastic prize sponsors.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF PRIZES

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TALP 2024 Prize Awards

View the fantastic prizes up for grabs in 2024, worth a total value of more than £19,000!

We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our prize sponsors.

The Artist

The Artist Purchase Prize Award worth up to £3,000

One prize to purchase the winning painting at its for sale price up to the value of £3,000

The Artist

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.

www.painters-online.co.uk


Air brush company

Air Brush Company Leisure Painter Highly Commended Award worth £259

Neo for Iwata Gravity-Feed Airbrushing Kit worth £259

www.airbrushes.com


Batsford

Batsford Awards worth £600

Four prizes of Batsford art books to the value of £150 each

Batsford

Founded in 1843, Batsford is a publisher with an illustrious heritage and an enviable reputation in the areas of design, embroidery and textiles, chess, heritage, art and architecture.

www.batsfordbooks.com



British Contempoary Art

BritishContemporary.art Award worth £1,800

One year’s representation by BritishContemporary.art, the online gallery featuring the best of British artists

BritishContemporary.art

Run by Mark David Hatwood, BritishContemporary.art is an exciting new online platform for the sale of work from some of the best contemporary artists alive and working today.

www.britishcontemporary.art

Clairefontaine

Clairefontaine Awards worth £500

Two prizes of £250 worth of art products from the Graphic & Fine Art range

Clairefontaine

Clairefontaine has been producing high-quality fine art papers and more in the valley of Meurthe for more than 150 years.

www.clairefontaine.com

Daler Rowney

Daler-Rowney Awards worth £600

Three prizes of sets of materials to a total value of £600

Inspiring Creativity Since 1783

First founded as a pigment company for wigs in the UK, Daler-Rowney has grown into an internationally renowned fine arts manufacturing company with colours & pigments still at its core. From paint, brushes and surfaces to accessories, luggage and easels, Daler-Rowney produces & sells products for artists of all experience levels.

www.daler-rowney.com




Derwent

Derwent Awards worth £500

Two awards worth £250 of art materials each

Derwent

With a proud heritage dating back to 1832, Derwent’s innovation comes from a deep understanding of artists. Derwent appreciates that their needs and aspirations may change over their artistic life, and with this in mind has produced a range of art materials that span from the first colouring pencil to the highest professional quality products - the majority of which are made in their British manufacturing plant in the Lake District, Cumbria, UK.

www.derwentart.com

Faber Castell

West Design Award worth £540

A Faber-Castell Polychromos Wooden Gift Set of 120 pencils, worth £540

www.westdesignproducts.co.uk

Leisure Painter

Leisure Painter Award worth £2,600

One prize of a showcase feature on a selected artist in Leisure Painter magazine

Leisure Painter

Leisure Painter is the number one learn-to-paint magazine featuring practical painting and drawing tutorials from top art tutors.

www.painters-online.co.uk


Patchings

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 an exhibition programme, annual art festival, art classes, shop and cafe.

www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk

The Artist

The Artist Highly Commended Award

A subscription to The Artist worth £100

The Artist

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.

www.painters-online.co.uk

St Cuthberts Mill

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.

www.stcuthbertsmill.com


Search Press

Search Press Awards worth £350

Two prizes of £175 worth of art books

Search Press

Search Press is the leading supplier of arts and crafts books in the UK, publishing beautiful and practical books

www.searchpress.com

Winston Oh

Winston Oh Award worth £400

A painting course worth up to £400 of your choice, provided by Winston Oh

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. 

www.winstonoh.com

Caran dAche and Rosa

Caran d’Ache/Rosa/Jakar Awards

Two awards worth a total of £500 worth of art materials

Caran d'Ache/Jakar

Caran d'Ache, established in 1915, produces a wide range of artists’ materials including coloured pencils, graphite pencils, pastels and more.

Rosa

ROSA Gallery Fine Art Watercolour Paints are designed and produced in Ukraine using high-quality materials, professional approach and modern specialized equipment ensuring the quality of their products.

[email protected]


The Artist

The Artist Showcase Award worth £2,600

One prize of a showcase feature in The Artist magazine.

The Artist

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.

www.painters-online.co.uk

Hahnemuhle

Hahnemühle Awards worth £300

Two awards worth £150 each

Hahnemühle

Hahnemühle have been creating their products at the same location in Germany for over 430 years – with the highest quality and innovative spirit, drawn from experiences and tradition. Their paper is made from high-quality cellulose and pure spring water using old recipes and traditional methods.

www.hahnemuehle.co.uk

Michael Harding

Michael Harding Award worth £100

One award worth £100 containing MH Oil Introductory set (6 Tubes) and an MH Watercolour Introductory set (4 Tubes)

Michael Harding

Michael Harding paints have earned a global reputation among artists for their exceptional quality. The paints are free from fillers, extenders, or dryers, ensuring a high pigment content that results in vibrant and smooth oils and watercolours. This quality has made Michael Harding paints a favourite among both traditional and contemporary painters worldwide.

www.michaelharding.co.uk


Art Supplies with Painters Online

People's Choice Awards worth £500

Two awards will be given to the winners of the People's Choice Awards, sponsored by Art Supplies with Painters Online. The winners will each receive a gift voucher worth £250 to spend on the brand-new online shop, Art Supplies with Painters Online.

Art Supplies with Painters Online

Painters Online is thrilled to announce that we will soon be opening Art Supplies with Painters Online - an all-new online shop dedicated to offering you a wide range of art materials from some of your favourite brands.

www.painters-online.co.uk

Caran dAche

Under 18 Young Artist of the Year Award

One award for an artist aged under 18 of Neocolor II water-soluble wax pastel, metal box with 40 assorted colours RRP £100

Caran d'Ache

Caran d'Ache, established in 1915, produces a wide range of artists’ materials including coloured pencils, graphite pencils, pastels and more.

[email protected]

Art Profile

18-30 Young Artist of the Year Award

One award of tuition and mentoring from a professional artist worth £600 for an artist aged 18-30, sponsored by Art Profile.

Art Profile

Art Profile represents over 130 artists working across the UK. They match working Artists with art societies, groups, holiday venues and other organisations looking for fantastic Artists who are also excellent teachers. They are also committed to the professional development of Artists by promoting excellence across the teaching of art, through the guidance, support, offers and training opportunities they source and provide for the Artists they work with.

www.artprofile.co.uk


Patchings

The Artist Exhibition Awards worth £1,700

Up to 10 selected artists from the 2024 The Artist category will be awarded a mixed exhibition at Patchings Art Centre in 2025, worth £1,700

Patchings Art Centre

Patchings Art Centre is a repurposed farm in Nottinghamshire, housing an arts centre with an exhibition programme, annual art festival, art classes, shop and cafe.

www.patchingsartcentre.co.uk

Rosemary and Co

Rosemary & Co Award worth £250

Win an e-gift card worth £250 to spend on the Rosemary & Co website.

Rosemary & Co

Rosemary & Co have been producing the finest quality handmade artists’ brushes, in England, for 38 years.

www.rosemaryandco.com

Parker Harris

Parker Harris Award worth £600

One award including two one-to-one mentoring sessions (worth £300) and one year’s subscription to The Art Ladder (worth £300)

Parker Harris

Emma Parker and Penny Harris created Parker Harris in 1990. The partnership is now one of the leading visual arts consultancies in the UK. They are a small dynamic team who pride themselves in expert creation and project management of visual arts projects spanning all disciplines and all scales. Their clients range from trusts and foundations, SMEs and multinationals to charities, arts organisations and individual artists.

www.parkerharris.co.uk


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