2019 Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition

2019 SPA in Fine Art featuring works by:

Angela Palmer
Ann Vance
Asya Yildirim – Under 25
Bryan Evans
Coll Hamilton
Deryck Henley
Donald Macdonald
Freya Payne
Grace Maran
Grace Payne-Kumar – Under 25
Graeme Wilcox
Graham Bruce Richards
Jonathan Farningham
Jonathan Koetsier – Under 25
Kim Scouller
Leigh Roberts
Li Huang
Maralyn Reed-Wood
Mark Roscoe
Martin Lawless
Michael Youds
Muriel Barclay
Ollie Jones – Under 25
Robin Gage – Under 25
Saul Robertson
Sheena Russell
Steven Higginson
Teresa Majorek
Thomas Cameron
Vicente Aguado

Selected works from the Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition 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

2019 Richard Coward SPA in Photography Featuring works by:

Bibo Keeley
Brenna Collie– Under 25
Brian Craig
Christina Webber
Emanuele Centi
Emma Skeldon
Eric Robinson
Jo Tennant
John Post
Kevin McCollum
Laurence Winram
Mark Shields– Under 25
Nori Rakhra
Orla Cameron– Under 25
Peter Iain Campbell
Angela and Phil Lancaster
Ruby Rose O'Neill
Simon Murphy
Simon Jauncey
Stephanie Twycross
Stephen Bennett
Tommy Ga-Ken Wan
Victoria Rodriguez Long– Under 25

Selected works from the Scottish Portrait Awards Exhibition 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

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.

Key SPA dates:

Thursday 31 October - 6.00 to 8.00 pm - SPA Photography Shortlist announced during the SPA Photography preview. For SPA Photographers and invited guests only.

Friday 1 November - 6.00 to 8.00 pm - SPA Fine Art Shortlist announced during the SPA Fine Art preview. For SPA Fine Artists and invited guests only.

Wednesday 13 November - 6.00 to 8.00 pm - SPA Awards Night - announcement of award winners. For shortlisted SPA fine artists, photographers and invited guests only.

The 2020 Scottish Portrait Awards will be open for entries from 2 April to 30 June 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

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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

Explore more at the spa directory of contemporary scottish portraiture

Cover photo credit: Steven Higginson, Eric Robinson