Highland Art Prize '23
For members only: this is an opportunity to participate in an important competition and maybe win a prize!
The Art Society of Inverness has again been invited to participate in the Highland Art Prize, which this year will take place in Glasgow in October, in conjunction with the Royal National Mod.
The exhibition will be held from 13th-21st October in the main hall at The Briggait in central Glasgow, in partnership with the Wasps organisation (https://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/space/the-briggait/).
There is no entry fee for participants and no requirement for individual artworks to be for sale (although Wasps will facilitate sales where applicable, for 30% commission). As this is still only the second year of the event, entries are restricted to two-dimensional framed artworks, which should have been completed within 12 months of the entry deadline of 15th September. The organisers are working with Wasps and the Royal National Mod on various initiatives to increase the number of visitors to this year’s exhibition, which is helped by the central location of The Briggait.
ASI has been invited to submit 5 entries from our members’ works, and to make our selection we will use a similar procedure to last year. ASI members are kindly invited to submit good quality images of their works, up to two per artist, by e-mailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org before the 15th August. This is to allow time to make our selection in time for the next deadline of 15th September, bearing in mind that our own exhibition is being held in the first week of September. (Members are advised not to submit the same works as they are planning to put in our own exhibition in case they may be sold there!) The committee will make their selection, as far as possible anonymously, using a private web page.
The selected five artworks will need to be delivered to The Briggait a few days in advance of the October exhibition; and collected shortly afterwards. For this we will try to assist with the identification of a suitable courier for those who need one. More information on the prize entries and conditions can be found at: https://highlandartprize.org.uk/entries/
We are hoping to have another great representation from ASI Members, and remember there is potentially a cash prize of £1000, so - good painting!
( For those who have not seen them the ASI Members entries in 2022 can be seen on the web pages under “Archive”, or here . )