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Ecclestone Art are delighted to announce details for the Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2021. The Award will be conferred on the 7th July 2021 during the Private View at Burgh House Hampstead NW3 1LT (Covid Restrictions may be in place).  

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 a competition to exhibit at Burgh House, Hampstead, 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. There will be 22 Finalists in total who will take part in the Exhibition in the Peggy Jay Gallery at Burgh House Hampstead, London from 7th to 11th July 2021


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

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


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. 


Any female artist over 18 may submit providing they are living and working in the UK.
Acceptable media: Paintings in watercolour, oil, pastel or acrylic.
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 60 cm 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.


Read the terms and conditions in the file below. 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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