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.

This years awards go to


The W. Gordon Smith and Mrs Jay Gordonsmith Award       £4,000

Michael Durning RSW PPAI PAI ‘Three Birches, Hyndland Road’


The Walter Scott Award         £2,000 and purchase of the winning work

Alison Dunlop ‘Between Heaven and Earth’


Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award £3,000 to an artist under 30yrs

Jenny Ross ‘How Important the Dreaming mind Becomes’


Eat and Drink Italy Purchase Award

Julie Parker ‘New Skies’


RSW Prize for Watercolour to mark the 70th Birthday of our Patron HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay.’  £500

Gregor Smith RSW ‘Upper Loch Torridon’


The Alison Prosser Award   £500

James Cosgrove RSW RGI PAI ‘Thinking of Chairs’


John Busby Award   £500

Reinhard Behrens RSW ‘A Sudden Drought’


RSW Council Award   £500

James McNaught RSW RGI ‘La Grande Bouffe’


House for an Art Lover   Exhibition in Art Lover’s Café Gallery

Esther Donaldson ‘Blue Cacti’


Scottish Artists’ Benevolent Association   £300

George Johnston ‘The Last Pletties’


RSW New Graduate Award     £300

Rosa Quadrelli ‘Bodie and Zippy in the Bath’


The Turcan Connell Award   £250

Susan Macintosh ‘Archaic Resource’


Sir William Gillies Award   £250

Albie Sinclair ‘Five Trees’


May Marshall Brown Award   £250

Joyce W Cairns ‘North East Story’


John Gray Award £200

Mai Nguyen ‘Morning in Lake District’


Two RSW Watermark Awards £50 each

Fee Dixon ‘Harbour Clouds’

Gwen Fleming ‘Yellow Fields’


The Scottish Arts Club Award   Solo Exhibition and 2 years membership

Michael Bergin RSW ‘Fish Spirit’


The Glasgow Art Club Award

Frank Boyle ‘Water Tower, Berlin’


Fabriano Award

David Smith RSW ‘Stornoway Harbour’