Bermuda Arts Centre’s Drawing, Painting Competition


The Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard will hand out $9000 in prizes at its inaugural annual drawing and painting competition.

The first-of-a-kind Arts Centre show is being held to encourage excellence in the disciplines of drawing and painting in Bermuda

Prizes will be awarded as follows:

  •                     Best in Show $5,000.00
  •                     People’s Choice $1,500.00
  •                     2nd Place $700.00
  •                     3rd Place $500.00
  •                     4th Place $300.00
  •                     Honourable mentions: 5 x $200.00

All work will be juried by external judges and the winners will be selected from those pieces accepted for hanging.

The competition is unthemed and entries will be accepted in the following categories

Drawings and paintings in any media – pencils, charcoal, pastels, oils, watercolours, etc.;

No collages, add-ons — e.g. sand, objects, etc. — digital works, batiks or encaustics will be accepted. No previously exhibited work.

All entrants must be members of the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard and
must be residents of Bermuda or be Bermudian. One entry per artist; all entries must be for sale.

Artwork must be handed in to the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard by 4:00 pm, April 21. Opening Night and Awards Ceremony will be held on May 5, 2013.

The show will be open until May 31, 2013

Entries remain the property of the artist unless sold.

The Arts Centre will take a 30 per cent commission on all sales [not including frame].

The maximum acceptable length or width of an entry including the frame is 36”

There is a $10 entry fee for the competition and an email including an image of the submitted work and an artist’s biography is required.

Entries not properly strung for safe hanging will be rejected.

For further information contact the Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard at or 234-2809

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