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Columbia Threadneedle Prize : Figurative Art Today 2015

Fancy £20,000, A Solo Show In London & A Chance To Exhibit In Florence?

Enter the Columbia Threadneedle Prize: Figurative Art Today and this could be yours.  The Threadneedle Prize winner 2015 will receive £20,000, a solo exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London as well as a group show at the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.  Five further shortlisted artists will each receive £1,000 and a Visitor’s Choice Award of £10,000 will also be given to an artist selected by the visiting public during the exhibition.

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize offers a platform for emerging representational and figurative artists and proves how stimulating work in this genre is today.


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Tina Jenkins, 2015 winner for mixed media “Bed Head”


Tina Jenkins won the Threadneedle Prize 2014 for her mixed media work “Bed Head”.  The judges found her work immediately striking and loved her bold take on the human form.

The Columbia Threadneedle Prize is the UK’s leading open competition for representational and figurative work.  The addition of a second exhibition opportunity in Italy makes this art prize even more valuable offering artists even more exposure.

“We are delighted to be working with Palazzo Strozzi to extend the Prize to Europe, offering figurative artists the rare opportunity to exhibit both in London and Florence. We hope this will encourage an unprecedented number of artists from across Europe to take part.” Alison Jefferis, Chair of Columbia Threadneedle Foundation.

The Prize has been supported by Columbia Threadneedle Investments since the beginning.  For over 10 years Columbia Threadneedle has been a strong supporter of the arst within the UK and is committed to supporting arts programmes and charities that have a positive social impact on communities in and around London.

What You Need To Know To Enter The Threadneedle Prize

Artists of an nationality can apply to the Threadneedle Prize as long as they are 18 or over on 1 January 2015 and currently living or working in the UK or Europe.

The Threadneedle Prize : Figurative Art Today accepts paintings, drawings, sculpture, mixed media, original prints and small installations.  The Prize is looking for fresh perspectives on figurative and representational art.

Enter the Columbia Threadneedle Prize and be this year’s winner.

Whether you have a work in progress or an idea get your skates on and enter by Friday 16th October 2015.

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