October 1, 2020
The ING Discerning Eye is calling for entries for a brand-new edition in 2020. The exhibition’s new format gives artists the opportunity to showcase their work in a virtual gallery and win a range of prizes, including the ING Purchase Prize worth £5,000, as well as specific medium and regional awards.
The ING Discerning Eye is an annual show of small works renowned for both its commitment to championing emerging artists and its unique curatorial approach. A panel of six prominent art world figures - two artists, two collectors and two critics - select works of art for the yearly exhibition.
Proudly supported by ING for over two decades, the partnership is one of the longest-running commercial sponsorships of the arts in the UK. Since it began, 3,000 artists have been exhibited, more than 10,000 works have been showcased, £250,000 has been awarded in prize money to exhibiting artists, and £900,000 worth of art has been sold on behalf of the artists.
A new online submission process will be open until 1 October 2020, making it even easier for artists from across the UK to submit their work and take part. Artists may submit up to six works (entry fee is £10 per work). A virtual gallery will open on 18 November and run until 31 December 2020 showcasing the artists’ shortlisted works with commentary and introductions by the selectors and a new platform for viewers to buy the artwork directly. With the show being available until Christmas, and all works being available for sale, the ING Discerning Eye 2020 will allow artists to reach new audiences and connect them with collectors around the world.