"If drawing has been one thing for artists from Michelangelo to Mondrian, it has been a place to subvert, to have adventures. And that, I hope, is the spirit of this year's Jerwood show."
Charles Darwent, Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010 exhibition catalogue essay.
Panel will include: Chair - James Faure-Walker (artist, exhibitor JDP 2010); Cathy Lomax (artist, exhibitor JDP 2010); Emma Talbot (artist and exhibition selector JDP 2010); and Virginia Verran (artist, first prize winner JDP 2010) .
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The Jerwood Drawing Prize is the country's leading award in drawing, and is the largest and longest running annual open exhibition dedicated to drawing in the UK. Established in 1996 as the annual Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition it was renamed the Jerwood Drawing Prize when the Jerwood Charitable Foundation became the principal supporter in 2001.
Virginia Verran has been named First Prize Winner and awarded £6,000 for her drawing Bolus-Space (signal) in the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2010. Her work, along with that of the 70 short-listed artists will be shown at Jerwood Space, London SE1 from 29 September - 7 November 2010, and will then tour. A Second Prize of £3,000 was awarded to Cadi Froehlich who is currently studying for a Fine Art Foundation Degree at Brighton University City College. Cadi's work, Untitled (tea table), comprises of a side table with marks left by hot drinks.
Just under 3,000 entries were submitted this year for consideration by the distinguished panel of selectors: Charles Darwent, Art Critic, Independent on Sunday; Jenni Lomax, Director of the Camden Arts Centre; and Emma Talbot, artist. The shortlist includes established artists as well as relative newcomers and students fresh from art school.