December 8, 2022


Art Is Experience

Masterworks Encourages Charman Prize Entries

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

A spokesperson reported, “Since 2008, Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Artwork has hosted the Charman Prize, an artwork competition designed to support nearby and resident arists. 2021 marks the 10th Biennial Charman Prize and Masterworks is encouraging all artists, nearby and resident, newcomers and specialists, to participate in this milestone exhibition.

“In work to recognise the tumultuous yr that the neighborhood has experienced and stimulate artists to come across creative imagination among all the change, the concept for this year’s Charman Prize is ’Bermuda, Our Island, in a Changing Planet.’ Masterworks welcomes submissions of all abilities, across all procedures and mediums, about, and impressed by our island.

Charman Prize Bermuda April 13 2021

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

Director Risa Hunter reported, “We are delighted to have Mr. Charman’s support as sponsor and patron for this milestone celebration. At Masterworks, we believe that championing Bermuda artists is significant to our arts neighborhood and with the Charman Prize, we not only give financial support for artists, but we also celebrate the various talents on our island.”

The spokesperson reported, “This yr, the entry variety deadline is Might 3, 2020. Because of to Covid-19, Masterworks will only be accepting digital submissions, by way of e mail or the Masterworks web-site. The bodily artwork deadline [pending Covid-19 restrictions] will be Might seventeen-19, 2020, to make certain time for initial judging and photography for the exhibition catalogue.

“There are five prize classes, with the full prize revenue of $eighteen,000. The classes are The Charman Prize $ten,000, and further prizes for Design & Composition $2000, Use of Substance $2000, Unique and Convincing Design and style $2000, Inspiration $2000, and the Masterworks Collection Prize.”

Founder Tom Butterfield reported, “Masterworks is proud to aid and participate in the Biennial Charman Prize, where by each other yr artists and the neighborhood eagerly await its arrival. This year’s title “Bermuda, Our Island, In a Changing World” hopes to capture the complexity of change above the past two decades, both equally right here locally and globally, as a outcome of Covid-19.

“The motivation by John to seek fairness, coupled with equal obtain to participation from all inhabitants of Bermuda or Bermudians overseas, contributes to its results. We are significantly indebted to John’s generosity and eyesight, and it has been my individual privilege to work with John his dedication, passion and devotion is pleasure itself. Thank you John for raising the bar.”

The spokesperson reported, “To post for the Charman prize, applicants must be above eighteen decades of age, and be Bermudian, or resident of Bermuda for longer than 6 months. Artwork requirements can be discovered in the application variety.

“For far more facts, intrigued people can contact Jasmine Lee, Exhibitions Officer, at [email protected] Application Kinds are available at”

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