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Showdown: Painted Faces

Welcome to Showdown, an online competition that gives artists from all over the world a chance to showcase their work and have it be judged by internationally acclaimed artists and curators.

For our Painted Faces Showdown we are delighted to be partnering with Winsor & Newton, who have been making the finest art materials since the company was founded in 1832 (JMW Turner was known to have used Winsor & Newton paints). The winner and runner-up of Painted Faces will receive art materials to the value of £1000 and £500 GBP respectively.

For the first time, we will be hosting a Showdown exhibition, featuring the work of the 10 Painted Faces finalists. The exhibition will take place at Winsor & Newton's gallery, the Griffin Gallery, in London from 5- 20 December.

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Chantal Joffe

Artist

Chantal Joffe is widely acclaimed for her portraits and figurative art. In 2006, she received the prestigious Charles Wollaston Award from the Royal Academy in London. She has exhibited nationally and internationally with solo exhibitions in London, Milan, Venice, Oslo, Paris, New York and Bologna. She has also been in many group shows including at the National Portrait Gallery, London, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern... Read More

Prizes

1st Place

The winner will receive art materials to the value of £1000 GBP

2nd Place

The runner-up will receive art materials to the value of £500 GBP
The 10 finalists will exhibit their work at the Griffin Gallery, London, from 5-20 December.

First Round: Curated + Community Voting


The first round consists of two parts: the community vote and the curated vote. Anyone with a valid Saatchi Art account is able to participate in the community vote. All valid entries will be randomly displayed an equal number of times during the community vote and each work will be voted on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). A total of 300 submissions will progress to the next round including:

  • 50 works with highest average community votes
  • 250 submissions selected by our professional Saatchi Art team

Second Round: Juried Voting


A jury, selected by Saatchi Art and led by Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator at Saatchi Art, will review the 300 semi-finalists. Of those 300:

  • 30 submissions selected by our professional jury will move on to the final round

Final Round: Judge


A judge selected by Saatchi Art will select the winner and runner-up of our Painted Faces.

  • The winner will receive art materials to the value of £1000 GBP
  • The runner-up will receive art materials to the value of £500 GBP
  • The 10 finalists will exhibit their work at the Griffin Gallery, London, from 5-20 December.
  • The cost of shipping works to the exhibition will be covered by the Griffin Gallery.
  • Art must be in the style or category specified to be eligible.
  • Art must not have been submitted to a previous Showdown or any other Saatchi Art competition.
  • Must be an original work currently for sale on the Saatchi Art website.
  • The top ten original works must be exclusively for sale on Saatchi Art for 6 months following the end of the competition.

Marko Jezernik's Submission


1st Place Showdown Winner

Painted Faces | Awarded November 18th, 2013

$9,000
Prints from $70

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