Pastel Society 2017 Awards.

Derwent Sponsor’s and Product Award

The Alfred Teddy Smith and Zsuzsi Roboz Award £5,000

Unison Colour £500 Young Artist Soft Pastel Award

Contemporary Arts Trust Award £1,000

Unison Colour Product Prize

Caran d’Ache Product Award

Royal Talens/Rembrandt Product Prize

Daler-Rowney Product Prize

Conte a Paris/Winsor & Newton/Col Art Product Prize

The Artist Feature Article

Artists & Illustrators Feature Article

Henri Roché Product Prize

Schmincke Product Prize

Faber Castell/West Design Product Prize

Annie Longley Award £200

Frank Herring & Sons Product Award

Buzzacott Award

The Pastel Society Catalogue Award 1st and 2nd Prize

The Pastel Society Young Artist Award £200

Jackson’s Art Materials Award

Visitor’s Choice Award

New to this year’s exhibition, an opportunity for members of the public to choose their favourite work of the show.
Voting papers may be obtained at the desk and the winning work will be announced at the AGM on Saturday 4th March.
Notification will also be posted on the Pastel Society website, Facebook and Twitter.
Take a look from 5th March onwards to see the Visitor’s Prize image including a short statement from the artist.

Call for Entries

Featured Artist

Valeriy Gridnev
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Valeriy Gridnev

Valeriy Gridnev PS ROI RP

Biographical Details:

Valeriy Gridnev was born in Russia in 1956. After studying at Sverdlovsk Art College from 1976 – 1980 enrolled at St. Petersburg Academy of Arts in 1983 and graduated in 1990. His graduation project “The Early Years” won The Gold Medal of USSR Academy of Arts. Valeriy worked for 4 years from 1990 at St. Petersburg Academy of Art’s postgraduate “creative” studio. Valeriy has been a member of Russian Artist’s Federation from 1991.
Since 1999 Valeriy has lived and worked in the UK. He has became a member of the Pastel Society in 2003, Royal Institute of Oil Painters in 2006 and the Royal Society of Portrait Painters in 2011.


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Scholarships, Awards, Prizes:

• 1990 The Gold Medal of the USSR Academy of Arts.
• 1991 elected member of Russian Artist Federation.
• 2000 “Pastels of the Century”, London. Frank Herring award.
• 2003 “Pastel Society Exhibition 2003”, London Frank Herring award.
• 2003 elected member of British Artists Pastel Society.
• 2004 “Not the Turner prize competition 2004”. Winsor and Newton/The Daily Mail finalist prize.
• 2005 “Royal institute of oil painters’ exhibition”, London. Windsor and Newton award to best non-member picture.
• 2006 “Pastel Society Exhibition “, London. Orange Street Gallery Uppingham Prize.
• 2006 “Royal Society Of Portrait Painters”, London. The Arts Club Award.
• 2006 elected member of British Artists Royal Institute of Oil Painters.
• 2011 elected member of Federation of British Artists Royal Society of Portrait Painters.


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