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Lecturer nominated for Jerwood Drawing Prize

NUA Fine Art Senior Lecturer Paul Fieldsend-Danks has been selected among 70 artists for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010, which includes a first prize of £6,000, a second prize of £3,000, and two student awards of £1,000 each.

Half image of a coastal scene

Paul Fieldsend-Danks’s Jerwood prize nominated artwork

The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the country’s leading award in drawing, and is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition dedicated to drawing in the UK. Established in 1996 as the annual Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition it was renamed the Jerwood Drawing Prize when the Jerwood Charitable Foundation became the principal sponsor in 2001.

Just under 3,000 entries were submitted this year for consideration by the distinguished panel of selectors comprising of Charles Darwent, Art Critic, Independent on Sunday; Jenni Lomax, Director of the Camden Arts Centre; and Emma Talbot, artist. The shortlist includes established artists as well as relative newcomers and students fresh from art school.

Nominated drawings will be displayed in an exhibition at Jerwood Space, London from 29th September – 7th November, and then on tour. The award winners will be announced on 28th September 2010. Find out more at www.jerwoodvisualarts.org.

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