Submissions now closed
The 100 Painters of Tomorrow open-call ran from 15 January to 22 March 2013, and received over 4200 submissions from painters from 105 different countries - literally half the world. The selection process to find the 100 most exciting painters has now begun and the announcement date for the final 100 will be released shortly. In the meantime, you can keep up with the latest developments on the 100 Painters of Tomorrow Facebook page and Twitter feed. You can also join the conversation on our blog which can be found at the top of this page. Once again, a sincere thank you to all of the painters who took the time to apply to this exciting opportunity worldwide.
Painting is enjoying a remarkable creative renaissance in the 21st century, with many of the world’s leading artists now working in this most enduring and seductive of media. 100 Painters of Tomorrow is an ambitious new project, initiated by editor-curator Kurt Beers and the publishers Thames & Hudson, to find the 100 most exciting painters at work today. Culminating in a major publication that will introduce and present each artist and their work, creating a snapshot of the best new talent in painting from across the globe, submissions are invited from artists via this website from 15 January – 22 March 2013.
The open call submission is international and open to any artist who uses paint as their primary medium. There is no age limit for entry, but each of the selected artists will have gained professional recognition in the last five years (that is, since 2008/9) through their education, gallery representation or in the production of a significant body of work (see Guidelines). In addition, more than 100 of the world’s leading art schools have been directly invited to participate, nominating recent graduates to submit their applications.
Artists' submissions will be judged by an international jury featuring some of the most prominent names in contemporary art, including the painter Cecily Brown, curators Sir Norman Rosenthal, Yuko Hasegawa, Gregor Muir and Suzanne Cotter, and writer-critics Suzanne Hudson, Philip Tinari, Tony Godfrey and Barry Schwabsky.
100 Painters of Tomorrow, edited by Kurt Beers, will be published by Thames & Hudson in 2014 and accompanied by a major exhibition of contemporary painting at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts. The publication will feature texts giving essential biographical information on these rising stars, accompanied by quotations from the artists themselves, providing personal insights into their thinking and practice. Lavishly illustrated with more than 300 colour images, it will be the intelligent and definitive guide to the outstanding painters of the future.