Health and social care charity Jewish Care has launched the Jack Goldhill Painting Prize to commemorate the life of the businessman and philanthropist Jack Goldhill. The first prize is worth £5,000, and the competition is open to amateur and professional artists of any nationality, aged 18 or over, presently living or working in the UK.
Second prize is £3,000 and third prize is £1,000. The prizes have been donated by the Goldhill Family Charitable Trust.
Jack Goldhill’s son Michael Goldhill said: “Throughout his life my father sought to encourage and support British artists in practical ways. We hope that this prize, in his name, will continue that initiative.”
Artists may submit up to three pieces of their work. The shortlisted pieces will be exhibited in cental London in the autumn.
The judging panel includes Sara Berman, fashion designer; Melanie Clore, chairman of Sotheby’s Europe; and Jeremy Andrews, artist and BP Portrait Award exhibitor.
The winning artist will be required to donate their work to Jewish Care. It will be prominently displayed in one of their care homes or centres for all to enjoy.
Entries must be submitted by 14 November 2011. There is a non-refundable registration fee of £10 per work submitted