The Society offers a number of major prizes each year and they are awarded through the annual exhibition.
Our London annual exhibition is open to anybody over 18 from any country
It is made up of portraits selected from the works submitted to the open-entry alongside work by our eminent members at the Mall Galleries. In 2012, ninety eight non-member artists were selected from the open-entry . In 2013 we are launching a new £20,000 self portrait prize.
For more about the portraits in the show.
PRIZES The Society offers a number of major prizes each year and they are awarded through the annual exhibition
The Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture: £10,000 plus the Society’s Gold Medal awarded for the most distinguished painting in the Society’s annual exhibition.
The de Laszlo Foundation Prize: £3,000 plus a Silver Medal for the most outstanding portrait by an artist aged 35 years or under.
The Prince of Wales’s Award for Portrait Drawing: £2,000 and framed certificate for a portrait in any recognised drawing medium.
The Changing Faces Commission Prize: £2,000 commission to produce a portrait of a person with a disfigurement for the Changing Faces collection
The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award in association with The Arts Club £1,000 to the most deserving artist in the exhibition, as judged by a representative from the Charitable Trust.
Artists sending work from abroad might find the services of a picture carrier useful. Many artists use Picture Post as they offer a packing and delivery service for our exhibitions (we do not accept any liability for their services)
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Mall Galleries The Mall, by Trafalgar Square, London SW1 Open 1oam-5pm daily, late nights Thursdays (7pm)
‘Pushing the boundaries of self representation in painting and drawing’
Run in conjunction with our Annual Open Exhibition, SELF shortlisted works will form an exhibition of works alongside our annual show.
£10,000 plus the Society’s GOLD MEDAL awarded for the most distinguished painting in the Society’s annual exhibition.
The Changing Faces Prize is awarded to the artist whose portrait best conveys the energy of their subject, the directness of their gaze and an attitude that exudes openness and confidence. The Prize is a £2,000 commission to produce a portrait of a person with an unusual-looking face for the Changing Faces Collection.
The Prince of Wales’s Drawing School Award for Portrait Drawing: £2,000 and framed certificate for work in a recognised drawing medium.
The de Lazlo Prize of £3,000 and a silver medal for the most outstanding portrait by an artist aged 35 years or under.