We invite you to join us for the prize-giving of all prizes for The Holly Bush and for The Lady Petchey Sculpture Prize. There are a total of 12 Awards to be made and you can witness some very happy artists as they discover who has won our prizes.
The event will last approximately 45 minutes and you can join or leave at any point (though naturally we hope you will watch the whole proceedings). The event is free and you can get a link by following the button below to Eventbrite. There will also be a link on this page on the day.



Finalists will be announced on or before the 20th June
All entrants will receive an email from Zealous notifying them of the outcome of their entry.
We will then contact Finalists to confirm further details.

2022 will be announced at the end of July 2021



UPDATED 29th May 2021

This week, in light of a few things, we have had to think long and hard about how the Holly Bush Prize Private View and Prize-Giving will work this year. There are challenges facing us with logistics at Burgh House and event numbers. Also, the Covid statistics show hospital admissions up 25% this week and infections up 24%. It is not a good trend and restrictions are unlikely to be lifted on 21st June. All of these factors  have led us to decide, with a heavy heart, that the prize giving will be online again this year.  

However, there is some good news to go with this disappointing news - we have decided to move our ‘home’ to Lauderdale House in Highgate London N6 5HG.  The venue is just as beautiful as Burgh House and has a much bigger gallery, which will not just mean that moving forward we can hang larger paintings which I know will please you all, we can have more finalists and more importantly for those of you that become Finalists this year, you will be able to exhibit your work alongside the 2022 finalists next year. Also in future the exhibitions will be one month long meaning more people see your work. 

The updates will be announced on social media over the weekend and I am about to change the Website T and C’s accordingly. If you have any questions please do come back to me but I have bullet pointed what you need to know below.

  • Awards announced at Prize-Giving - Online 7th July 6.30 pm

  • Finalists to exhibit in Summer of 2022 at Lauderdale House (if the Finalist wishes to do so).

  • Restrictions will be changed on the size of work submitted (max 3 metres wide)



Continuing our journey to equality


Ecclestone Art are delighted to announce details for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2021. The Award will be conferred in an online Awards on 7th July 2021 6.30pm. Finalists will be invited to exhibit their work at Lauderdale House, Highgate, London in Summer 2022 (this will be a joint exhibition with 2022 Finalists). 

This year's prize also includes The Lady Petchey Sculpture Prize.

Generously sponsored by Dame Emma Thompson, The Tim May Memorial Prize, Frances Segelman, Women in Art Fair, Cass Art Hampstead, Zebra One Gallery Hampstead and The Mall Galleries. The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2021 is part of a wider project to assist and celebrate women artists and focuses on the careers of emerging female painters.

This prize is aimed at supporting, encouraging and mentoring emerging women painters. Each year 22 artists are chosen from this competition to exhibit in London. From these 22 talented women the first prize is awarded to a painter who has demonstrated exceptional potential to become an established professional artist. New for this year we proudly present The Lady Petchey Sculpture Prize

This exhibition offers a genuine opportunity for emerging women artists to further their career and for art collectors to invest in the future of the art-world’s emerging talent.






Entries open at 9am on Monday 8th March and close on Sunday 6th June at midnight. Finalists will be announced on or before 26th June. There will be an online awards evening on 7th July at 6.30pm.  22 Finalists will take part in an Exhibition at Lauderdale House, Highgate, London in the summer of 2022

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The Holly Bush Emerging

Woman Painter of 2021 

Sponsored by Women in Art Fair  - £1500

A Solo Exhibition at

The Art Space, Islington in 2022

Work displayed at Zebra One Gallery, Hampstead for one month plus £100 Spend in Holly Bush Hampstead

The Tim May Memorial Prize - £1500

Runner-up Prize - £500 plus £100 Spend in Holly Bush Hampstead

The Lady Petchey Sculpture Prize - £1500

Cass Art Prize - £250 Cass Art Vouchers plus £100 Spend in Holly Bush Hampstead

The Mall Galleries Prize for Best Figurative Painting - 8 Free Entries to Calls to Exhibit (worth £180) plus £100 Spend in Holly Bush Hampstead

The People's Vote Prize - £250 plus £100 Spend in Holly Bush Hampstead

The Euan Millar Award for Abstract Art - £250 

The Emerson Award for Young Woman Artist (26 years and Under) - £250

Prize for The Best Overseas Artist - £250

The Holly Bush Prize - £100 Spend in Holly Bush Hampstead

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Selection for the exhibition will be made solely on the artwork submitted, but to be eligible for the The Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2021, the entrant must provide an artist's statement that demonstrates how this award would impact on their opportunity to expand their practice, how they aim to develop and further their career: this statement should be no more than 300 words in length. 

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Any female artist over 18 may submit providing they are living and working in the UK. Overseas artists may enter to win the Prize for Best Overseas Artist

Acceptable media: Paintings in watercolour, oil, pastel or acrylic. Mixed media will be accepted providing the work has a significant paint content.

Work must have been completed in the last two years.

Maximum of two works submitted. Only one work will be chosen.

Works should not be larger than 3 metres wide or 130 cm high (including the frame).

Paintings should be completely dry at the time of delivery.

All work must be for sale. Commission on sales is 38%.

Exhibited works must be framed unless agreed with admin beforehand.

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Read the terms and conditions in the file below (some of the T and C's will not apply to overseas artists). When you are happy that you are able to fulfil what is needed to enter, then fill in the entry form, upload photographs of the entries you are making and pay your entry fee. It costs a total of £15 to enter up to two works.
Your entry is not valid until you have paid.



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