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Welcome to The London Invitational Art Contest & Exhibition 2023©

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The Contest is now open for submissions.
Open call for all artists.
Extended Deadline - Midnight Sunday 19th March 2023.

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Your chance to exhibit and sell your artwork at the prestigious
London Mayfair gallery.

Award winning artworks of 2020

 Preview & Award winning artists 

Twelve selected artists will showcase their artwork this spring at the prestigious

Castle Fine Art gallery

in the lanes of Mayfair London

Each artist must submit two works of art that best represent themselves as an artist.

The Contest is open to all artists, there is no theme to the contest and all mediums of art including photography can be entered for this competition.
Performance and video art are the only mediums excluded.
Artwork size must not exceed 130cm x 130cm x 65cm
for artworks to be hung on the wall.

Sculptures must not exceed 170cm Height x 150cm x 150cm.

All judges are instructed to select a diverse mix of styles and mediums to make for what we feel to be, one of the most inclusive art contests in the UK.

Twelve Artists are selected & with a rotation of judges, previous award winners and applicants have a fresh opportunity each year.

Special guest judge for the 2nd London Invitational is the renowned artist Lawrence Coulson

£2 from every entry will be donated to Arts 4 Dementia.

In addition the artworks sales commission of  20% will also donated to the beneficiary charitiy.

Here are a few reasons to enter... 

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Physical Exhibition

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We are thrilled to announce for the 2nd year Castle Fine Art, the UK's leading commercial art gallery will house the exhibition & the preview awards evening within their London Mayfair Gallery.

For one week, from the 17th - 23rd April the winning artworks will be exhibited 

for viewing and for sale with 20% commission donated to Arts 4 Dementia.

Each winner and a guest will be invited to attend our preview and awards evening on the 17th April and receive their

London Invitational Art Award, presented by Lawrence Coulson.

The preview evening will include further individual awards, prizes, drinks and a chance to chat to our judges

and commercial art purchasers.

The evening will also provide great publicity opportunities with media interviews.

Total cost of entry for both images just £35. (25% discount for art students)


Permanent Online Gallery

Cass Art, the UK's leading commercial art supplies retailer, will host interviews with the twelve winning artists on their  acclaimed blog interview page. 

Cass Art's blog page also promotes interviews with the winning artists of

Sky Art's Portrait, Landscape Artist of the year and

The Galeria Moderna, London, Cambridge and Oxford Invitationals.

This collaboration will provide excellent online exposure for the twelve winning artists.

Galeria Moderna also hosts a permanent online gallery on our website HUB

showcasing the winning artworks for each of our contests as a historic record.

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During the awards and preview evening four of the twelve winning artists are eligible for one of the following additional awards and prizes including exclusive prizes from our Patrons of the Arts...

The 2nd Lawrence Coulson Art Award.

 Including £150 of

Cass Art 

Gift Vouchers

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The 5th Cass Art Award.

Including £150 of Cass Art Vouchers

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The inaugural 

Castle Fine Art Award 

Including £150 Cass Art Voucher

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The 2nd Kitty Fishers Mayfair Art Award.
Including a meal for two and a bottle of fizz

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Call for entries are open. 
25% discount for art students.
Deadline for entries midnight Sunday 19th March 2023
Judging 20th-26th March.

Private Awards & Preview Evening
17th April.
Exhibition 17th-23rd April 2023.

If you have received an email from us, please enter as an invitee.

If you have seen our promotions, please enter as a wildcard. 

NB our judges are unaware of the invitee, wildcard and or student status.

Meet the judges.

We have assembled a superb cross section of Judges for this years competition, who will provide a balanced and varied selection process. This system provides the opportunity for a diverse selection of artists to showcase their art directly to these influential  national, city gallery owners and art lovers across the UK.

All judges are instructed to select a diverse mix of styles and mediums to make for what we feel to be, one of the most inclusive art contests in the UK.


Special Guest judge Lawrence Coulson-As the son of the successful landscape painter Gerald Coulson, Cambridge born Lawrence was encouraged from a young age to explore his artistic talents. Over the last three decades, he has traversed and reflected upon the elements to develop his own distinctive style, which combines traditional landscape painting with modern techniques. In 2019, he celebrated his 20-year anniversary with Castle Fine Arts publisher, Washington Green Fine Art. 

Lawrence's paintings fuse the serenity and drama of landscape art. His majestic backdrops inspire a meditative mood, allowing the viewer to escape into the idealised scenery. Whether he uses a fiery or melancholic palette, his art combines the reality of everyday life and the escapist virtues of fantasy and nature. His everlasting love for the British landscape is weaved into every painting, with influences including artists like J.M.W. Turner, Caspar David Friedrich and Edward Seago.

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Jessica Devenish

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Jessica is the gallery manager at Castle Fine Art, Located in the lanes of Mayfair, our South Molton Street gallery offers an eclectic mix of contemporary art that reflects the luxury urban environment of the surrounding area. With a beautiful sweeping staircase, specially-designed bar and spacious layout, our gallery is a welcoming environment where you can relax and enjoy the very best the art world has to offer. 

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Elena Chimonas. The owner of Camden Image Gallery London, an independent, award-winning gallery displaying a range of artworks in all genres. The gallery, which opened in 2013, is available to hire to curators & artists from the UK and around the world, and welcomes artists at all stages in their career. There are three rooms located over two floors allowing for a variety of artwork to be displayed. The gallery is situated in the vibrant heart of Camden, easily accessible by all and is part of the area’s diverse, cultural landscape.

See Home Menu for full Terms and Conditions.

Call for entries are now open.

See Home Menu to read what our previous winning artists have said about our contests.

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