Competitions competitions competitions…
’tis the time of year to be jolly, and get all snuggled up inside in the warm.
Beat the winter blues and get your creative juices flowing and take part in an art competition.
Now we have put all of our gardens to bed, why not stretch yourselves artistically and enter these two fabulous art competitions…
The SAA artist of the year 2014
The SAA Artist of the Year competition is “The art competition not to miss!”
The SAA Artist of the Year is open to all ages and abilities.
There’s a huge variety of categories to chose from and you can paint or draw in the medium of your choice. Last Year SAA artist Sue Williams Scooped the top prize of Top prize.. £2000…
Click here for details
UKCPS – UK Coloured Pencil Society
CALL FOR ENTRIES
13TH ANNUAL OPEN INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION
Open to artists working in coloured pencils.
Deadline for Entries – Wednesday 5th February 2014
Exhibition dates 28th April – 10th May 2014. At the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists Gallery, 4 Brook Street, St. Paul’s, Birmingham, B3 1SA
Online entry form and rules at www.ukcps.co.uk
Lesley Sharman UKCPS Silver
UKCPS Award for Best in Show
12th UKCPS Annual Open International Exhibition
Christmas card art… for a good cause
We are always excited to know what our members are up to…
SAA member Annie moved to Ivybridge in South Devon with her husband in 2011. After doing some research of the archives for the period around 1900, Annie thought it would make a wonderful subject for a Christmas scene with the iconic landmark of Western Beacon (the southern most tip of Dartmoor) in the background.
Western Beacon 1900
Indeed, Ivybridge is called ‘The Gateway to the Moors’.
The scene has now been made into Christmas cards to raise funds for a local charity called The Dame Hannah Rogers Trust. An organisation that caters for people with disabilities which originated in Ivybridge.
Annie’s final painting – used for the charity Christmas card
To find out more about The Dame Hannah Rogers Trust, and the marvelous work they do, visit their website: http://www.discoverhannahs.org/
Meet Dino – the latest addition to our Decopatch range.
Now you have the chance to get “all stuck up” with this little fella.
This Brontosaurus comes fully assembled and is ready to be decorated with your favourite Decopatch designs.
Meet more of Dino’s friends here
Over a thousand excited artists packed into the Europa Hotel to join SAA staff, friends, fellow SAA members as ‘It’s all about Art’ sailed into the cultural city of Belfast.
Eager artists flocked to the first ever regional ‘It’s all about Art’ event held in Northern Ireland and made the most of the opportunity to meet with some of their favourite artists – which included: Dermot Cavanagh, Geoff Kersey, Vic Bearcroft, Fraser Scarfe, Jeremy Ford and ‘A Splash of Paint’ host – Matthew Palmer.
‘Thanks for such a brilliant day out… great inspiration, great fun, great value… all under one roof… hope to see you again soon’
J. Doherty – SAA Member
‘It’s all about Art’ certainly had something for everyone – with great bargains, FREE exciting hands-on workshops, fascinating demonstrations – covering everything from watercolours, acrylics and pastels… the two day colourful event was a huge success and inspired many visitors not only to make great savings on all their art products and supplies – but discover handy hints & top techniques to help unlock their creativity and try their hand at something new.
‘Not only was it fantastic value but it was amazing to meet so many leading artists and grab so many bargains… Thank you SAA!’
R. Curran – SAA Member
For those of you who didn’t get the chance to catch ‘It’s all about Art’ on the road during 2013 – don’t miss out on the UK’s original and largest art event in the creative calendar… grab your limited edition SAA Artist of the Year Diary and keep you’re your eyes open for a special preview announcement about how you can make a date with the SAA in 2014