We have just received this email about the newly announced “Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding Miniature Painting”. We hope that you enjoy entering. If you win – let us know!



In 2001 His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales became Patron of the Royal
Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers (RMS). The Society is
delighted to announce that His Royal Highness has generously approved an
award scheme to be named “The Prince of Wales Award for Outstanding
Miniature Painting”.

Elizabeth Meek, the Society’s President, said:  “The Society is extremely
proud and honoured by His Royal Highness’ further support and I am sure this
award will be much coveted by the winning recipient.”

The inaugural award will be presented at the 2012 RMS Annual Open
Exhibition, which takes place at the Mall Galleries, The Mall, London
between 16 to 28 October.

Artists wishing to submit work for the exhibition can find full details on
the Society’s website: or can write to
the Executive Secretary, Patricia  Houchell, 119 Dunstans Road, London
SE22 0HD.  Founded in 1896 by Welsh-born artist Alyn Williams (1865-1941)
and granted its Royal Charter in 1904 by King Edward VII, RMS exhibition is
internationally accepted as the premier  showcase for contemporary miniature

With quality at the forefront, the event is a magnet for artists from
around the world with last year’s show featuring work from America,
Australia, the Middle East and Russia. While the traditional subject matter
of portraiture continues unabated, today’s miniaturists incorporate an
eclectic mix of subject matter,  including landscapes, still life, marine,
interiors and wildlife. Small, stunning sculpture is also shown.

The past decade has witnessed a significant revival of interest in
contemporary miniatures and this has been well reflected in the RMS
exhibitions which now attracts thousands of visitors, with the past three
years shows achieving record sales.

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