Artists of the Year 2021

The SAA’s Artists of the Year (AOY) is the SAA’s most prestigious and inclusive competition, it’s open to absolutely everyone whether a member of the SAA or not.

The competition has now been closed for submissions and judging is well on the way. Once judging has taken place we’ll be hosting our Artists of the Year exhibition for a week in October, in Nottingham – you can find more details on the ‘Exhibition’ page.

Titled ‘An Artistic Wonderland’, Artists of the Year 2021 exhibition is set to impress and inspire people from all walks of life, featuring magical scenes and window displays as well as an outstanding pop-up shop, packed full of art supplies for every artist’s needs.

We’ll also be holding workshops for each day of the event with tickets available for just £30 and all materials supplied! The workshops will be taught by some of the community’s most favoured professional artists. Aiming to supply inspiration, information, help and advice on a whole host of practical painting issues as well as encouraging young and well-seasoned artists to paint outside their comfort zone, the workshops will be a way for artists to meet in person and exchange stories, tips and tricks – and come away with a painting they are proud of!

The exhibition is a free entry event and is open to anyone looking for something awe inspiring to add to their calendar.

Proudly sponsored by Daler-Rowney, Maimeri, Frisk, Royal Talens and Ready, Steady, Paint.