Can anyone enter?
Artists of all abilities aged 16 or above can enter for the main prize. Call Philip on 01656 772222 for more inforrmation.
Where do I register on the day?
Register from 9am at HQ, the Grand Pavillion on the prom in porthcawl.
Can Art Challenge Wales supply any materials or equipment such as easels?
Unfortunately no we cannot. Artists must bring all their own materials. Buy local from Nolton art Gallery, Bridgend Town Centre. A framer will be available on the weekend to make a frame before or during the event. WWW.FRAME4.ME.UK ring Lex Hemsley 07500 022 007 142 New Rd, Porthcawl.
Can I enter on the day?
Yes, but only if the maximum number of entries has not been reached. Check in on this page and social media for updates closer to the day. Online until 4.30pm on Friday 13 July.
Can it be anywhere in Porthcawl?
Yes, as long as you don’t do anything that would break the law or cause a public nuisance.
Can I bring something that I created beforehand?
No, the whole idea and fun of Art Challenge Wales is that everyone creates their work of art from scratch in just one day.
Why do I need to get my canvas / medium stamped?
We need to see your artist’s ticket and put a small stamp on the back of your canvas. This is to prove that you started the day with it completely blank.
Can I submit more than one art work?
Yes you can but you will need to pay for extra artist’s tickets for each submission.
Is there a maximum or a minimum size for entries?
There is no minimum size but the maximum is 2m sq.
Can I bring my finished art work back to the Challenge HQ at any time?
Yes, there will be someone in HQ (The Grand Pavilion Porthcawl Esplanade) at all times to receive the art work.
Do I have to sell my art work?
No you don’t have to, but if you would like to, you need to let us know and you decide on the sale price. We will share the sale price (60% to the artist and 40% to the organisers) and the costs of postage and packaging shared 50:30. Any funds received by the organisers will go back into the pot for next year’s event or otherwise go to charity.
How are the pieces judged?
– Each work of art must interpret Wales and life in Wales – the town and coastline of Porthcawl in this case;
– Each of the three judges bring their own experiences and knowledge to the competition: we have a professional artist; a gallery owner and a former government minister
The three judges will make a collective decision
Is this a one-off competition?
We hope not! This is our second year already. Our ambitions are for Art Challenge Wales to become a permanent date in the Welsh art calendar!
The coast inspired many of the most famous artists – Van Gogh, Turner, Monet and Wales’ Sir Kyffin Williams to name a few. Fast forward to the twenty first century and we see Porthcawl in a very different light: to some the attraction could be a coffee and seaside stroll along the Promenade whilst for some others it’s a surf at Rest Bay or a round of golf. We would like to invite artists to come and show us what they find attractive or quirky about the place.