Added on: 4th May, 2018 by Lisa_4893
The search is on for this year’s Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year and the chance for someone to win a £10,000 commission for a famous British institution’s permanent collection, as well as £500 art materials from Cass Art.
The competition is open for entries now and the organiser Storyvault Films wants artists to submit their chosen artwork as soon as possible, because the closing date is midday on 14th May 2018. From those submissions the judges will select who will take part in each of the filmed heats this summer, at some of Britain’s best-loved landscapes.
Heat 1 & 2: 19th and 20th June Fountains Abbey Ripon, North Yorkshire
Heat 3 & 4: 26th and 27th June Viking Bay Broadstairs, Kent
Heat 5 & 6 10th and 11th July Inveraray Castle Argyll, Scotland
This is the fourth series of the show, which is produced by London and Glasgow-based independent production company Storyvault Films., Alongside its sister programme Portrait Artist of the Year, Landscape Artist of the Year is one of the best performing non-scripted series for Sky Arts, attracting hundreds of thousands of viewers weekly, and the first programme of this new series will transmit on Sky in the Autumn.
This year British actor Stephen Mangan joins Dame Joan Bakewell to present the series, and expert judges Kate Bryan, Kathleen Soriano and Tai Shan Schierenberg return to run the rule over all artworks created.
Danielle Graham executive producer at Storyvault Films, says: “This is a fantastic opportunity for amateur and professional artists alike to show off their talents and help build their profile and career at the same time. Not only do we get to see the amazing art unfolding in front of us, but we do it in some of the best beauty spots in Britain, that have inspired past and present generations of artists.”