Art Classes Wales at Picton Castle Studios

Fresh Paint

Competition and selling exhibition open to everyone aged 21 and over


1) En Plein Air
2) Still Life
3) Portraiture

Wild Card – 3 paintings to be chosen by Sara Stewart to be exhibited at her Ryder Street Gallery, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6PX.

Competition Judges; Christopher Newell, principal judge at Picton Castle Studios, Nicky Philipps, Susie Philipps and Sara Stewart.

Paintings to be no longer than 1m on longest side (incl. frame).

Upload images between Monday 6th March 2017 and Wednesday, 7th June, 12 noon [Note: Images must be in JPEG format and under 2MB].

Check on Sunday 11th June, from 12 noon, to see if your work has been selected.

If selected, courier your work either on 19th or 20th June 10am - 5pm, Picton Castle Studios, The Rhos, Haverfordwest, SA62 4AS, or deliver it to 5 Rossetti Studios, Chelsea, London SW3 5TF on Friday 16th June between 9am and 5pm.

Work must be exhibition ready with the exception of fittings. Gallery technicians will use mirror plates for hanging work. Labels on the back of the pictures must state: the acceptance number supplied by PCS, the title, name of artist, inside dimension, selling price (i.e. £500 if not registered for VAT and £500 + VAT if you are), VAT number (if applicable).

Exhibition: Works must be for sale with the exception of portraiture, where you have a choice. You must state whether the portrait(s) is not for sale on the back of the painting (NFS). Commission: 35% plus VAT (if you are registered for VAT).

Collection of unsold work: Monday, 31st July from Picton Castle, The Rhos, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA62 4AS between 10am and 5pm or on Tuesday, 1st August, from 19 Ryder Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6PX between midday and 6pm. You must state by 5pm on 29th July whether you want your painting to be delivered to London.

Important Dates

Prizes & Awards

There are many prizes and awards available to win:

The top three paintings will be exhibited at Fine Art Commissions, 19 Ryder Street, St. James’s, London, SW1Y 6PX between 3rd and 18th August 2017.

Sara Stewart will choose an additional three ‘wild card’ paintings to be exhibited in the gallery.

In addition:

1st Prize: £1,500.00
2nd Prize: £750.00
3rd Prize: £500.00


Competition Full Terms & Conditions

Enter the Competition

1. Pay the entry fee

Entry Fees

2. Upload your entry