July 27, 2021

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Masterworks Encourages Charman Prize Entries

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Masterworks is encouraging all artists – “local and resident, newcomers and professionals” – to take part in the 10th Biennial Charman Prize.

A spokesperson said, “Since 2008, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art has hosted the Charman Prize, an artwork competitiveness established to assistance regional and resident arists. 2021 marks the 10th Biennial Charman Prize and Masterworks is encouraging all artists, area and resident, newcomers and pros, to participate in this milestone exhibition.

“In effort to recognise the tumultuous 12 months that the neighborhood has had and stimulate artists to obtain creativity among all the modify, the topic for this year’s Charman Prize is ’Bermuda, Our Island, in a Shifting World.’ Masterworks welcomes submissions of all capabilities, across all procedures and mediums, about, and impressed by our island.

“The Charman Prize was established and carries on to be generously sponsored by regional businessman and art collector, Mr. John Charman.”

Director Risa Hunter stated, “We are delighted to have Mr. Charman’s assistance as sponsor and patron for this milestone function. At Masterworks, we believe that that championing Bermuda artists is critical to our arts neighborhood and with the Charman Prize, we not only supply monetary aid for artists, but we also rejoice the varied skills on our island.”

The spokesperson mentioned, “This 12 months, the entry kind deadline is Might 3, 2020. Thanks to Covid-19, Masterworks will only be accepting electronic submissions, by means of e-mail or the Masterworks web page. The actual physical artwork deadline [pending Covid-19 restrictions] will be Could 25, 2020, to ensure time for original judging and images for the exhibition catalogue.

“There are five prize categories, with the overall prize income of $18,000. The types are The Charman Prize $10,000, and more prizes for Structure & Composition $2000, Use of Content $2000, Distinctive and Convincing Design and style $2000, Inspiration $2000, and the Masterworks Assortment Prize.”

Founder Tom Butterfield said, “Masterworks is proud to facilitate and take part in the Biennial Charman Prize, the place each individual other calendar year artists and the neighborhood eagerly await its arrival. This year’s title “Bermuda, Our Island, In a Changing World” hopes to seize the complexity of transform around the previous two years, the two right here locally and globally, as a outcome of Covid-19.

“The commitment by John to seek fairness, coupled with equal access to participation from all inhabitants of Bermuda or Bermudians overseas, contributes to its success. We are tremendously indebted to John’s generosity and vision, and it has been my personalized privilege to work with John his perseverance, passion and devotion is joy alone. Thank you John for elevating the bar.”

The spokesperson explained, “To post for the Charman prize, applicants must be above 18 decades of age, and be Bermudian, or resident of Bermuda for extended than 6 months. Artwork necessities can be located in the application kind.

“For more information and facts, intrigued folks can get in touch with Jasmine Lee, Exhibitions Officer, at [email protected] Software Forms are available at masterworksbermuda.org/charman-prize.”

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