Category: Award Winner

Recognising Women Award Winners on International Women’s Day

Historically women artists have not received the same recognition as men and on International Women’s Day in 2018 we are delighted that over half of the artists exhibiting in the RSW 137th Open Annual Exhibition are women.    This same parity can be seen in the number of women artists who are RSW Members and in …read more

A Paddle Steamer, Motif & the Namid Desert

This snapshot of three of the award winning paintings captures the diversity of subjects waiting to be experienced at the 137th Open Annual Exhibition. Artist Michael Durning RSW PPAI  PAI who won the Walter Scott Award for ‘River Gods of the Damnonii’ (below) explains “It is a reference to the ancient people that lived on Dumbarton Rock …read more

New Award Celebrates Critic W Gordon Smith

The three Scottish art exhibiting societies – RSW, Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland – have each been given £4,000 award money for a new W Gordon Smith and Mrs Jay Gordonsmith Award. W. Gordon Smith was Scotland on Sunday’s art and theatre critic and columnist for many years during which he contributed …read more

Talented Young Artists Win Watercolour Awards

2018 is the Year of Young People in Scotland and it was exciting to see five talented young watercolour artists winning awards at the 137th Open Annual Exhibition. Twenty two year old artist Alice Campbell (above) won the £3,000 Alexander Graham Munro Travel for the best painting submitted by an artist under 30 years old.  …read more

Award Winning Artists at 136th Annual Exhibition

Eighteen awards were presented at the RSW 136th Annual Exhibition opening and here is our first selection of winners. Wei Shu Xin, 22, won the £3000 Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award for the best painting submitted by an artist under 30 years old.  She was born in Hong Kong and is currently a postgraduate student …read more

Summer Exhibition Opens in Forfar

  Our 3rd Annual Summer Exhibition featuring over 180 paintings by leading and emerging watercolour artists is now on at the The Meffan in Forfar. This is the perfect opportunity to experience watercolour painting in the 21st century and everyone who visits the exhibition is certain to find something to capture their imagination.  The names …read more