The New English Art Club and Mall Galleries are delighted to announce the Prizes & Awards from the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2021. 

Congratulations to all artists who have been awarded prizes by our generous prize givers. 

The exhibition is open at Mall Galleries until Saturday 3 July. 

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If you cannot make the exhibition we hope that with videos, audio, images, and statements by the winners to watch, hear, see, and read, you can experience and enjoy their works wherever you are.

Prizes Winners include:

The Doreen McIntosh Prize

Paul Newland NEAC

The Deanery by the River

A prize of £5,000 to reflect the best in figurative painting in British Art.

The Doreen McIntosh Prize is for an artist whose work fulfils the New English Art Club’s ideals of rigour, immediate engagement with the visual and a searching attitude.

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Chris Beetles Gallery Prize for Figurative Art

Cherryl Fountain

At Home with Waggis

£2,500 for a non-member artist. Selected by Chris Beetles of Chris Beetles Gallery, St James's, London

“The Chris Beetles Gallery £2,500 Prize choice is a perfectly observed antidote to lockdown; closeted, cluttered, comfortable and consolingly domestic. 

I have watched Cherryl’s consistent professionalism with admiration for more than 30 years and recommend her to all buyers and exhibiting societies” – Chris Beetles

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The Dry Red Press Award

Cherryl Fountain

At Home with Waggis

The winning work will be published as a greeting card in the Dry Red Press 'Prize Winners' range, with royalties from the sale of the cards going to the artist.

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The Hermione Hammond Drawing Award

Zuzanna Salamon

I've Been Looking for Someone to Share my Light

£2,000 for a drawing by an emerging artist aged 35 or under

The Bowyer Drawing Prize

Andrew Barrowman

Tree Study

Selected by the Bowyer family, £500


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The Winsor & Newton Award

Chris Polunin


Art materials to the value of £500

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The Peter Ashley Framing Prize


Daphne, Haringey Resident

Presented by The Artistic Framing Company: A bespoke handmade picture frame will be created for the winning work, to the value of £500

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The Michael Harding Award

Sarah Spencer VPNEAC

Whitstable Wide Seascape

£500 worth of art materials

The estuarine coast between Whitstable and Seasalter is a favourite place to paint. It’s a walk I do each day, and the light and weather approaching over mudflats is changeable and always engaging, even on the murkiest of afternoons.

I’m delighted to have won the Michael Harding prize, and it’s particularly fitting that this painting was painted with a considerable amount of Michael Harding’s titanium and warm white oils!

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The NEAC Critics' Prize

Richard Pikesley PPNEAC

Eggardon, Cattle and Western Sky

A prize of £250

The location is an iron age hillfort close to where I live in West Dorset. I've walked and painted up here for more than forty years. The high hill gives long views out to the coast running down into Devon. The light here in the moments around dusk is a theme I return to often.

The grazing cattle, which a few minutes before are visually very prominent in the landscape begin to merge with the hillside. I can hear their breath and their chomping at the grass as I shove the paint about trying to make sense of what I'm seeing.

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New English Scholar

Nicholas Baldion

A scholarship awarded by the New English Art Club to emerging artists with the most promising portfolios

New English Scholar

Juliet Levy

A scholarship awarded by the New English Art Club to emerging artists with the most promising portfolios.

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