Enter the 2019 Scottish Portrait Awards from 2 April to 30 June

2019 Prizes Fine Art

  • SPA in Fine Art First prize £5,000, Second prize £1000, Third prize £500; Young Fine Artist Prize £500

2019 Prizes photography

  • Richard Coward SPA in Photography First prize £3,000, Second prize £500, Third prize £100, Young photographer prize £500

2019 Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition Dates

  • Edinburgh, Scottish Arts Club, Saturday 2 to Saturday 30 November

  • Glasgow, Glasgow Art Club, from Thursday 16 January to Saturday 15 February 2020

  • Kirkcudbright, Kirkcudbright Galleries, Saturday 14 March to Sunday 24 May 2020.

What are we looking for?

The Scottish Portrait Award for Fine Art is for portraits in any 2D or 3D medium - all painting formats, all sculpture formats, collage, printmaking, weaving, photography, digital art or anything else - we are seeking diversity as well as powerful art. The only limit is on the size of the work. Read more

The Richard Coward Scottish Portrait Award in Photography a special award for black and white photography only .Read more

From the SPA Directory of Contemporary Scottish Portraiture

Many of these works are for sale. Please contact Sara Cameron McBean with sales queries at sara@scottishportraitawards.com

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Scottish Portrait Awards 2017

Helen Wilson, Jonah of Kittyfield Farm, Winner SPA Fine Art, SOLD

Helen Wilson, Jonah of Kittyfield Farm, Winner SPA Fine Art, SOLD

Ewan McClure, Counterports Commendation NFS

Ewan McClure, Counterports Commendation NFS

Virginia Colley, Chris in Hospital, Commendaiton,

Virginia Colley, Chris in Hospital, Commendaiton,

Robin Gillanders, Rbert Alan Jamieson,, Winner Richard Coward SPA in Photography

Robin Gillanders, Rbert Alan Jamieson,, Winner Richard Coward SPA in Photography

Robert Andrew Mercer, Mary from Glasgow Gorbals, Commendation,

Robert Andrew Mercer, Mary from Glasgow Gorbals, Commendation,

Oscar Pereira Beiroa, Olivia, Commendation

Oscar Pereira Beiroa, Olivia, Commendation

Danny Fitzpatrick, James, Oil on canvas

Danny Fitzpatrick, James, Oil on canvas

Craig Waddel, Cameron Downing, Digital,

Craig Waddel, Cameron Downing, Digital,

Steve Paterson, King of Scotland

Steve Paterson, King of Scotland

Scottish Portrait Awards 2018

Daniel Murray, Jane Seated, Winner SPA in Fine Art, NFS

Daniel Murray, Jane Seated, Winner SPA in Fine Art, NFS

Alan McGowan, Lydia Second Prize, SPA in Fine Art NFS

Alan McGowan, Lydia Second Prize, SPA in Fine Art NFS

Adam Wallace, Alfie, Third Prize,

Adam Wallace, Alfie, Third Prize,

Scottish Portrait Award in Fine Art, Commendation, Kevin Dagg, The Poser,

Scottish Portrait Award in Fine Art, Commendation, Kevin Dagg, The Poser,

Eve Woehrling, Portrait of Saul, Watercolour, SPA Young Fine Artist,£3,000

Eve Woehrling, Portrait of Saul, Watercolour, SPA Young Fine Artist,£3,000

Winner, Richard Coward SPA in Photography, Lucas Chih-Peng Kao, Mira Knoche

Winner, Richard Coward SPA in Photography, Lucas Chih-Peng Kao, Mira Knoche

Richard Coward Scottish Portrait Award in Photography, Second Prize, Kat Gollock, Oyster Boys, £375 (for charity)

Richard Coward Scottish Portrait Award in Photography, Second Prize, Kat Gollock, Oyster Boys, £375 (for charity)

Richard Coward SPA in Photography, Colin Heggie, Third prize, Milo 30.06.2018,

Richard Coward SPA in Photography, Colin Heggie, Third prize, Milo 30.06.2018,

Richard Coward SPA in Photography, Commendation, Justine Bainbridge Feminist as Fuck

Richard Coward SPA in Photography, Commendation, Justine Bainbridge Feminist as Fuck

Eliza Coulson, Fragile, SPA Young Photorapher, NFS

Eliza Coulson, Fragile, SPA Young Photorapher, NFS

Cover photo credit: Steven Higginson, Eric Robinson

 

More from the SPA Galleries

Gwen Adair, Lee,

Gwen Adair, Lee,

Stephanie Rew, Harvest Gold Harriet, SOLD

Stephanie Rew, Harvest Gold Harriet, SOLD

Ross McAuley, Self portrait with Cleo,

Ross McAuley, Self portrait with Cleo,

Joyce Gunn Cairns, Companions,

Joyce Gunn Cairns, Companions,

Eleanor Buffam, Open Windows, Wana on the Robin Hood Gardens Estate, £3,500

Eleanor Buffam, Open Windows, Wana on the Robin Hood Gardens Estate, £3,500

Sheila Noble Woodward, Joe and Mrs Chalmondeley, £300

Sheila Noble Woodward, Joe and Mrs Chalmondeley, £300

Ilsa Stack, G44 | Age 14 | Football | 2018 SOLD

Ilsa Stack, G44 | Age 14 | Football | 2018 SOLD

Soo Burnell, After Swimming, SOLD (prints available)

Soo Burnell, After Swimming, SOLD (prints available)

Liam Dugan, Confession

Liam Dugan, Confession

Bryan Evan, Becky in Stripes

Bryan Evan, Becky in Stripes

Li Huang, Chiara

Li Huang, Chiara

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