Castle Galleries back international campaign to find the artists of tomorrow

By March 10, 2016



Fine art publishers Washington Green, the parent company of Castle Galleries, Leeds, are running a campaign to discover the rising stars of today’s visual art world. IN:SIGHT 2016 will represent the diverse nature of contemporary art, and aspiring visual artists working in any medium are encouraged to submit their work to the competition.

Those selected for IN:SIGHT 2016 will have their work featured in Washington Green’s Summer Exhibition at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre, running from 30th July-28th August. Some lucky exhibitors, if their work impresses, could potentially secure a life-changing publishing contract with Washington Green.

The competition is becoming increasingly competitive, with over 400 entries last year, and of those, only 20 talented artists were selected for the Summer Exhibition. Following IN:SIGHT 2015, three emerging artists were selected to join Washington Green’s diverse portfolio. Abstract artist Robert Oxley, landscape painter Elaine Mather, and figurative artist Nigel Mason now have their work published alongside some well established artists, including Ronnie Wood, and Raphael Mazzuco.

Glyn Washington, Founder and Creative Director of Washington Green Fine Art – which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year – said:

“As a leading art publisher, Washington Green is dedicated to bringing the newest talent to the contemporary art market. In an increasingly competitive industry where it can be hard for artists to get noticed, IN:SIGHT offers a platform for aspiring artists to get their work seen by a critical audience.”

“As a company, we represent artists who are the finest in their field. We have seen a real success with this project so far and hope to attract the same calibre of talent this year.”

Any aspiring artists who would like to apply to take part in IN:SIGHT 2016 should send an artist statement, biography and website details (if applicable) to [email protected], supported by a minimum of six images (with accompanying title, dimensions and medium) by Friday 1st April 2016. The shortlist will be selected in May, and announced publically shortly afterwards.

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