The Shirley Sherwood Collection has set up a Young Botanical Artist competition. There are still a few months left until the deadline of 30 April 2023. The theme is trees and the top prize is the chance to win up to £750 and have your work exhibited at the Shirley Sherwood Gallery in Kew Gardens from September. More information about the competition: https://shirleysherwood.com/YoungBotanicalArtist Artwork: Úrsula Romero, ‘Giant Leaf Poplar Tree’ (Populous x Canadensis), 900 x 1260, Watercolour.
The Jacksons Art competition is now open for submissions. With an impressive expert judging panel, two London exhibitions, a first prize of £6000 + £1000 Jackson’s art materials, plus 15 other awards – one of which is botanical. Submissions close: Wednesday 1st March 2023 (5pm GMT) Affordable Art Fair Hampstead: 3rd – 7th May 2023 Bankside Gallery: 24th – 30th July 2023 For your information, read the press release here
Congratulations go out to Anne Pieussergues Dherbicourt SBA Fellow, who has won the wine label competition hosted by the Shirley Sherwood Collection. Anne’s design impressed the team at @CapannelleWines and Dr. Sherwood said it was decorative, elegant and cleverly composed, and would look fantastic on the Solare bottles.
Jackson’s Art Supplies have announced the launch of the seventh international Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022. You can now submit entries into the painting categories and there is one for botanical art. There are some great prizes and the Press Release can be viewed here. Submissions close on the 1st of March so there’s plenty of time to plan.
SBA Fellow Peter Roberts has just had this beautiful silver Phalaenopsis orchid accepted into the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office ‘Make Your Mark’ competition, a prestigious event which is held annually in London. An announcement of the winners will be made on the 26th April 2021. Several of the selected pieces will be on exhibition in the Goldsmiths centre until the middle of May 2021. Peter is a retired Engineer and credits his wife, a Bridal Florist for his interest in flowers and plants. He says ‘a chance meeting with jeweller and silversmith Aileen Hamilton lead me to become captivated by the world of silversmithing that me brought to me a unique way of expressing my passion of bringing together the botanical world and the skills… Read more