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Artist of the Year 2017

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  • Winners

    Congratulations to the following winners of the competition "Artist of the Year 2017"

    Category: Still Life
    Subject: Still Life
    Linda Alexander
    Still life with Figs


    Category: Waterscape, Boats or Seascape
    Michael North
    "Low tide in Mevagissy "


    Category: Still Life
    Subject: Still Life
    Jan Heath
    Wine time


    Category: Flowers or Gardens
    Subject: Flowers or Gardens
    Suzanne Greenside
    Apples and Flowers


    Category: Still Life
    Marion Bailey
    Chain Reaction


    Category: Animal or Wildlife
    Subject: Animal or Wildlife, Landscape or Woodland Scene
    George Davies
    Playtime at the waterhole


    Category: Flowers or Gardens
    Subject: Flowers or Gardens
    Debbie Peaty
    Iris


    Category: Abstract or Experimental Art
    Subject: Abstract or Experimental
    Anita Addison
    Train journey


    Category: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Subject: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Lindsey Gresham
    Forge Valley Woods in October


    Category: Portrait or Figure
    Subject: Portrait or Figure
    Jacques Viljoen
    Self Portrait 2017


    Category: Abstract or Experimental Art
    Subject: Abstract or Experimental
    Suzanne Greenside
    The Illun


    Category: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Subject: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Alexis Miles
    New Picture


    Category: Animal or Wildlife
    Errol Dyer
    My Hare with Attitude


    Category: Digital Art
    Subject: Portrait or Figure
    Keith Webb
    Body Language


    Category: Waterscape, Boats or Seascape
    Brian Smith
    South Bank Limited Access


    Category: Waterscape, Boats or Seascape
    Maggie Cochran
    Windy Day at Sennen Cove


    Category: Animal or Wildlife
    Philip Murphy
    My wire-haired dachshund


    Category: Still Life
    Subject: Still Life
    Julie Mitchell
    A nice pair!


    Category: Animal or Wildlife
    Rosalind Summers
    Dylan


    Category: Waterscape, Boats or Seascape
    Subject: Landscape or Woodland Scene, Townscape or Streetscene
    Nigel Punchard
    Croatian Seaside Town


    Category: Portrait or Figure
    Subject: Portrait or Figure
    Ruth Eales
    Sniffer John


    Category: Animal or Wildlife
    Subject: Animal or Wildlife, Flowers or Gardens
    Ruth Eales
    Rise


    Category: Animal or Wildlife
    Clare Coode
    My dog Minna


    Category: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Subject: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    John Shave
    Winter Sunshine


    Category: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Subject: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    John Shave
    Winter Light


    Category: Waterscape, Boats or Seascape
    John Shave
    Sunset Over The Old Harbour


    Category: Flowers or Gardens
    Subject: Flowers or Gardens
    Heather Slater
    Summertime


    Category: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Subject: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Ruth Elrington- Browne
    January Morning


    Category: Animal or Wildlife
    Geraldine Boley
    Freddie


    Category: Still Life
    Subject: Still Life
    Andrea Sinclair
    Let me in


    Category: Animal or Wildlife
    Julie Burdon-stone
    Stoic


    Category: Digital Art
    Subject: Abstract or Experimental
    Maggie James
    Turbulence


    Category: Abstract or Experimental Art
    Sasha Niamat
    Cornwall


    Category: Portrait or Figure
    Richard Bowdidge
    Cool Water


    Category: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Subject: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Howard Flanagan
    Tracks in the Woods


    Category: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Subject: Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Alice Hughes
    Great Horizon


    Category: Portrait or Figure
    Subject: Portrait or Figure
    Jennifer Humphries
    Arnold Lowry Artist and Friend


    Category: Portrait or Figure
    Subject: Portrait or Figure
    Susan Clare
    Moody Teen


    Category: Landscape or Woodland Scene
    Subject: Townscape or Streetscene
    R Green
    Crossed wires, Sidari


    Category: Flowers or Gardens
    John Andreou
    Frosty Autumn Leaves


    Category: Still Life
    Subject: Still Life
    Nicola Smith
    Red onion


    Category: Abstract or Experimental Art
    Subject: Abstract or Experimental
    Janice Gill
    Oriental Abstraction


  • Description/Summary
    Open to everyone and irrespective of age, ability, medium or subject matter. You don't have to be a professional artist or have years of painting experience to enter - all you need is a passion for painting! Last year we made changes to the Artist of the Year competition to make it better than ever and increase the number of awards, which will give you a greater chance of winning! In 2017 there are 45 prizes up for grabs so enter now. SAA members receive FREE unlimited entries, so if you haven't already joined the SAA, please click here or call 08458 770 775
  • Prizes & awards
    Top Awards: Prizes of up to £1000 worth of art materials, and an engraved goblet, will also be awarded to the painting judged to be the best in the following sectors:
    • Professional - £1000
    • Amateur - £1000
    • Beginner, June Atherton Award (if you have been painting less than two years) - £500
    • Young (16 to 25 years old at the time of entry) - £500
    • Junior (up to 16 at the time of entry) - £500
    Category Awards: £25 worth of art materials will be awarded to the following category winners:
    • Best Portrait or Figure
    • Best Abstract or Experimental Art
    • Best Still Life
    • Best Flowers or Gardens
    • Best Landscape or Woodland Scene
    • Best Waterscape, Boats or Seascape
    • Best Animal or Wildlife
    • Best Digital Art
    On show: Closing date for entries is 31st March 2017. All entrants from the competition, including the chosen finalists, will be notified by 21st April 2017. Selected finalists original paintings must be available to be with the SAA from the time of notification, until early September. Selected winning finalists will be exhibited at SAA HQ from June - August 2017, displayed on the SAA website, in PAINT magazine as well as any other relevant publications. There is no limit to the number of entries and all artwork must be recent (no earlier than 2015) unpublished work of the submitting artist. Please indicate if the work of another artist has been used as a source for your entry. If your entry is chosen your original work must be available for final judging.
  • Categories
    Portrait or Figure, Abstract or Experimental Art, Still Life, Flowers or Gardens, Landscape or Woodland Scene, Waterscape, Boats or Seascape, Animal or Wildlife, Digital Art
  • How to enter
    Online You can now enter online! Simply click on the 'Enter Competition' icon at the top of this page and follow the instructions from there. E-mail E-mail entries, are only open to SAA members and are acceptable in JPEG format no larger than 3MB per image. With only one picture per email. Please email to aoy@saa.co.uk with full details included in each covering e-mail. Mark the e-mail subject as AOY2017 with your status and painting subject. It should look like this in the email subject: 'AOY2017 Amateur Landscape or Woodland Scene'. Entrants must determine their own status from Professional, Amateur, Beginner (painting for less than 2 years at time of entry), Young (16 to 25 at time of entry) and Junior (up to 16 at time of entry). By Post For postal entries, please supply all the information listed below and send your entries to SAA Artist of the Year 2017, PO Box 50, Newark, Notts, NG23 5GY, UK. Please do not enclose anything else with your entry. IMPORTANT Please ensure that each painting entry is clearly marked with: - Full Artist name - Full postal address - Telephone number - Membership Number. (if a member) - Your Status (e.g. Professional, Amateur, Beginner, Young, Junior) - Age (if under 25) - Title of painting - Medium (e.g. Watercolour, acrylic, etc) - Category - Size including frame in centimetres (cm) Incomplete entries will be disqualified. All entries and artwork must be submitted as good quality photographs or colour photocopies (no larger than A3), original paintings cannot be accepted. If you are not an SAA member please remember to enclose your payment (Non members £7.50 per entry and a Special Students price of only £3.50 per entry, students may only enter as Young or Junior). No responsibility will be taken for any entries and no entry will be returned, please keep a copy for your records.
  • Rules
    Digital Art must be wholly original work and painted using digital applications (i.e. not a digitally altered photograph or similar).

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