Annual Competition News
Every year we award the Shafto Prize for the best in show at our first annual exhibition. The winner is usually chosen by an invited professional.
This year the Shafto Prize goes to Frank Parker whose painting was chosen at our Ushaw College Exhibition (25 April - 22 June).
Once a year we also hold a "Painting Challenge” day, weather permitting en plein air, at which we present the Bob Miller Award in memory of a longstanding founder member. This handsome trophy is given to the artist with the best painting of the day. It was first awarded in 2012.
The 2019 Bob Miller Award goes to Norma Hickey on our painting day at Ushaw College.
We also try to have non-competitive painting days, just for pleasure.