The SAA World Record Art Challenge was launched in September 2015 and aimed to get the nation painting to set the record for 'The Largest Number of Original Artworks Exhibited Under One Roof'.
Each entry had to be completed on an Artist Trading Card (64 x 89mm) and from there you could let loose and unleash your creativity to complete your mini masterpiece.
Part of something really rather special...
At the final count, after processing all of your mini masterpieces, the grand total of paintings submitted was an astounding...
We were blown away by both the quantity and quality of pictures, and the overall enthusiasm and excitement with which you embraced this challenge and encouraged friends and family to get
We have had entries from artists across the world, of all ages and abilities; abstract paintings, quick sketches, detailed landscapes, portraits, cartoons, still life and botanical art. You’ve used pencils, biros, watercolour, oil, acrylics, pastels and pen and ink to put together these miniature masterpieces. The variety of original art that you have created
It has been a mammoth and exciting feat opening mail sacks, recording entries, building panels and mounting your paintings. Here is a sneaky preview of what you have all been busy doing and the frenzy of excitement and activity at SAA Headquarters.
Come and see it for yourself!
The full exhibition will be online shortly but it's impossible to show the full impact of this display online. Therefore, to showcase the exhibition and celebrate the unbelievable number of entries, we've decided to throw open the doors of SAA HQ and run a series of SAA Open Days.
Each exhibition panel will feature up to 480 miniature paintings and, as each entry was logged and referenced as it arrived, you’ll be able to easily locate your own paintings whilst admiring the thousands of other entries at the same time.
In addition to the exhibition, there's a whole host of other exciting and inspiring things for you to do on the day, ranging from a hands-on workshop with a renowned professional artist to an exclusive tour of SAA HQ, informative product trial area and the chance to bag a bargain at the on-site SAA Home Shop.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
SAA Headquarters are based in Newark, Nottinghamshire, located just of the A1 and A46, on Newark Industrial Estate. We have a large car park which is free to use for all visitors. If you are using a Satnav to find us, please ensure you use postcode NG24 2DE only, as other post codes will fail to bring you to the correct address.
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