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Highland Art Prize

For members only: this is a new opportunity to participate in an important competition and  maybe win a prize!

ASI has been invited to submit five entries from our members for an exhibition to be held in Perth, which could potentially lead to a prize of £1000 to be shared equally between the winning artist and ASI. AS a further incentive, in addition to the cash prize, the winner will also have the opportunity to mount an exhibition during 2023 in a street-front space at The Briggait cultural hub in central Glasgow, courtesy of Wasps.

The exhibition concerned is the inaugural Highland Art Prize exhibition and competition, part of the Royal National Mòd, scheduled to take place in Perth from 14th-22nd October 2022 at the City Contemporary Art Gallery.

The purpose of the exhibition is to promote Highland art on a national scale and thereby raise the profile of local artists working across the Highlands and Islands. The winning artwork will be selected by an independent judge during the course of the Royal National Mòd week, to be announced at a prize giving ceremony towards the end of that week. The exhibition will be promoted as part of the Royal National Mòd by An Comunn Gàidhealach and Perth & Kinross Council.

There is no entry fee or hanging fee for the exhibition, and there is no requirement for the submitted artworks to be for sale (City Contemporary Art Gallery will provide the facility to sell artwork if requested, for 30% commission). However, it will be the responsibility of the artist to arrange delivery of the artworks to City Contemporary Art Gallery in the week before the exhibition, and the collection afterwards.

For this initial event, the focus is on framed two-dimensional paintings, bearing in mind that the purpose of the exhibition is to celebrate the art and culture of the Highlands and Islands in conjunction with the Royal National Mòd. Diversity is welcomed.

If you would like to take part, then you can enter one or two paintings and need to send good quality images of these to rjpeckham@hotmail.com  before 25th August (ie by midnight on 24th August 2022).

This is to give time for the committee to do the selection (which will be done anonymously using a points based system) well before the 15th September.

Whilst entrants are responsible for arranging and paying for the tranportation of their painting(s), if selected, the ASI is looking to arrange for a specialist courier to do this and also to subsidise part of the cost of this.

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