Each year at the annual Exhibition the RSW offers encouragement to artists of all ages, both young and established, with its list of generous financial awards.

These awards reflect a commitment by the Society to promote and encourage member and non-member artists working in waterbased media.

142nd Open Annual Exhibition 2023 - Awards

The W. Gordon Smith and Mrs Jay Gordonsmith Award

£4,000 (£2000 each artist)

Claire Harkess RSW ‘Winter Song’ Cat No 44

Margaret L Smyth RSW ‘Flying Over Tuscany’ Cat No 159

Alison Prosser Award


Chris Bushe RSW ‘Rain Clouds over Mull and Sunshine on Iona’ Cat No 67

Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award

£3,000 to an artist under 30yrs

Dominik Zarzycki ‘When Rannoch Moor Swings’ Cat No 119

RSW Council Award


Jane Askey ‘Lights on in the Afternoon’ Cat No 172

John Busby Award


Peter Davis ‘Mirkin’ Cat No 293

Scottish Artists Benevolent Association


Peter Graham ‘Morning, Central Park’ Cat No 129

Sir William Gillies Award 


Helen L Robertson ‘Translucent Tide’ Cat No 115

Turcan Connell Award


Christopher Brook ‘Quilt Series – Whispers’ Cat No 235

May Marshall Brown Award 


Robin Paine ‘A Forsythia bush in Flower’ Cat No 65

John Gray Award


Iain Ritchie RSW ‘The Ornithologist’ Cat No 49

Two RSW Watermark Awards 

£50 each

Susan Macintosh ‘Early Rain North Uist’ Cat No 187

Liz Myhill RSW ‘Sudden Hailstorm’ Cat No 37

The Scottish Arts Club Award Award

Solo Exhibition and 2 years Membership

Morag Muir RSW PAI ‘Dundee Window’ Cat No 62

Brien & Brown Award 

£500 framing voucher

Amy Dennis ‘East Coast 1’ Cat No 173