Digital Pre Selection Procedure

ONLINE REGISTRATION AND PRE-SELECTION

Mall Galleries now operate an online registration and two-stage digital PRE-SELECTION process for member society open exhibitions. This process allows you to register online and to upload a digital image of each submission onto a dedicated web page. 

Our selectors will then make an initial assessment of each work based on the online digital image you have uploaded. You do not need to hand in any work at this stage.  Work that passes this initial assessment is pre-selected and will be invited in to the Mall Galleries for judging by members of the selection committee.

This new process means that artists entering the open competition will no longer have to bear the costs of transporting works into central London - unless their work passes pre-selection. We hope digital pre-selection will encourage more artists from different parts of the UK to submit their work.

For the 2017 Pastel Society exhibition:

• Pre-Submission opens on Monday 1st August 2016, 12 noon

   http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call-for-entries/open-exhibitions/pastel-society

• Pre-Submission closes on Friday 4th November 2016, 12 noon

• Log in for results of Pre-Submission on Friday 11th November. 12 noon 
  to see if your work has been pre-selected
  www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call

• If pre-selected, please deliver your work on the Receiving day.

• Receiving Day Saturday 7th January 2017. 10am - 5pm.

• Selection Monday 9th January 2017.

• Notification of acceptance posted on
  http://www.mallgalleries.org.uk/call-for-entries/open-exhibitions/pastel-society
  on Tuesday 10th January 2017 12 noon.

• Collection of unaccepted work Thursday 12th January 10am - 5pm

• Private View Monday 20th February 2pm - 8pm

• Open to the public Tuesday 21st February. 10am to 5pm

• Exhibition closes Saturday 4th March 3pm.

• Collection of unsold work Thursday 9th March 10am-5pm.

How do I register?

Online registration is straightforward:

• Go to www.mallgalleries.org.uk/pastel and proceed to our registration system. 

• Enter your personal details on the online registration form.
 
• When completing this form you will be asked to confirm you have read and agreed our exhibition rules.

• You will also be asked to choose unique artist login details (your email address and your choice of password), which you will need each time you log-in to this registration system, to complete the   registration process and to check the results of pre-selection.

• Complete the online payment process using our secure online payment system. In the event of a problem, call 020 7930 6844 during normal business hours (Mon to Fri 10am – 5pm) and payment can be made by credit or debit card over the phone.

• Upload one image for each work (you may enter up to three images of each work to include detail shots but this is not mandatory).
  
• Image files may be JPG (recommended) or PNG at no more than 1MB in size. 
 
• There should be no symbols (such as *'()?<>" etc.) in the filename of your image.
 
• The system will accept varying resolutions and image dimensions. 
 
• Complete a final check of your information and confirm your registration.  You will then receive confirmation by email.

 

How much does it cost to enter?

£15 per work (including VAT), which is non-refundable.  Entrants who are under 35 years of age pay a reduced entry fee of £10 per work.

How will I be notified if my work has been pre-selected?

To check whether or not your work has been pre-selected, go to www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk and login using your unique artist details from midday Friday 12th December 2014 and you will be informed whether or not your work(s) have been pre-selected.  If a work has been pre-selected, print off TWO copies of the Registration Form and bring both copies with your works to 17 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5BD on the Receiving Day. 

Does pre-selection imply my work has been selected for the exhibition?

No, but it means that one or more of your works has attracted the attention of our selectors.  If your work is pre-selected you will be invited to hand in the work, so it can be shown to our panel of selectors, who will then decide whether or not to select it for the exhibition.

If my work is pre-selected, where do I find labels?

Labels are available when you log-in using your unique artist login details (email address and password) at www.registrationmallgalleries.org.uk.  You should print off and complete an online label for each pre-selected work in the usual way (your name, address, title of work, medium and price), before attaching it to the back of each pre-selected work.

If at any time you need assistance, call 020 7930 6844 (Mon to Fri, 10am - 5pm) or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will assist you.

 

Featured Artist

Matthew Draper
Draper Matthew Illuminated A View of Tantallon castle with The Bass Rock Homage to Alexander Naysmith

 ' Illuminated - A View of Tantallon Castle with the Bass Rock - Homage to Alexander Naysmith '
by
Matthew Draper

 

Matthew Draper PS

Education/Career

1973  Born Stone Staffordshire
1991-1992  Walsall College of Art
1992-1995  Falmouth College of Art

Artist’s Statement

I identify myself principally as a draughtsman; drawing being the most unencumbered and immediate form of image-making. My work is made with an intense and energetic immediacy, working instinctively rather than methodically, keeping me physically and emotionally involved in the process. I crush soft pastel in my hands rubbing the dust into the paper in wide sweeps of colour gradually manipulating the material to build up a thick layered surface using the ball of my thumb or the heel of my hand.
I am interested in and influenced by the dramatic imagery of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century painting. I admire the idea of the contemplation of landscape in the Romantic spirit, found in the work of the German Romantics like Casper David Frederick and the notion of the grandeur of the landscape as expressed in the work of the American Subliminal Painters like Sanford Robinson Gifford and Frederick Edwin Church. These artists adopted the term ‘Luminism’, defined as light in the landscape and the effect that light has on the landscape and objects within it.
As a contemporary artist choosing to adopt this approach to light in the landscape, my interest is not to make straight forward topographical images that are illustrations of place. Instead I am attempting to make imagery that is descriptive of the circumstances under which the subject is viewed; images which convey a sense of place. The drawings are emotional reactions to events and experiences evolving in front of me; events happening or about to happen. The images become like fading memories or captured moments in time. The making of the work is in itself a set of actions and events which creates a harmony between my process and my interpretation of the subject.

Societies:

Member – The Pastel Society.

Awards:

2011  Visitors Choice Award, National Art Open Exhibition, Chichester.
2011  Regional Prize, National Open Art Exhibition, Chichester.
2011  Elected Member of the Pastel Society UK, Federation of British Artists, Mall Galleries, London.
2010  City of Glasgow Prize, Royal Glasgow Institute of the fine Arts.
2010  Connell and Connell prize, Scottish Society of Artists, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2008  Shell Premium Award, Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
2007  Chairman’s Purchase Prize, Discerning Eye Exhibition, London.
2004  Most popular work in the exhibition, Hunting Art Prizes.
2000  Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, Royal Scottish Society of Painters in Watercolour.

Collections:

Bank of Scotland
City of Edinburgh, City Art Centre, Jean F Watson Bequest Fund.
Glasgow Museum and Art Gallery, Kelvin Grove Glasgow.
Paintings in Hospitals Scotland.

Selected Solo Exhibitions:

2013  ‘Northern Light’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2012  'Time Lapses' Open Eye Gallery Edinburgh
2011  ‘New Pastels’ Beaux Arts, Bath.
2010  ‘Festival Exhibition’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
2009  ‘In Series’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2008  ‘Luminism’ Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
2006  ‘Time and Place’ Beaux Arts, Bath.
2005  ‘Nostalgia’ Lemon Street Gallery, Truro.
2000  ‘Night Life’ The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2008  Aberdeen Artists, Aberdeen Museum and Art Gallery.
2007  Discerning Eye Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
2007  Salon 2007, ‘New British Paintings and Works on Paper’ Portobello Road, London.   
2006  ‘Roter Salon’ Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh.
2006  The Jerwood Drawing Prize, Jerwood Space, London and touring of the UK.
2006  ‘Best of British’ Chelsea Art Gallery, Palo Alto, California.
2002  The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.
2004  The Hunting Art Prizes, Royal College of Art, London.
1999  Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition, touring to:
          The European Drawing Collection Hull, Karl Hofer Gesellschaft,
          The Western Banhof Charlottenburgh, Berlin.

Contact Details:

Website Address: www.matthewjdraper.co.uk
E-mail: matt.draper1@hotmail.co.uk

 

     


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