The organisers of The Highland Art Prize, which is run in conjunction with The National Mod, have once again invited The PAA to take part in their exhibition and submit 5 artworks from our members. 

This year the exhibition and competition will take place from 13th – 21st October in Central Glasgow at The Briggait in partnership with WASPS.

If you wish to participate:

* There is no entry fee

* No size restrictions

* One entry per member

* Any two dimensional, framed work excluding photography can be submitted. 

* The artwork is professionally framed and fitted with D-rings or split rings to the rear    for hanging and be strung with nylon cord or wire.

* The artwork was completed in the 12 months to 15th Sept 2023 and is the sole work of the artist

 * Each entry to be submitted, in the first instance to the PAA Committee by the 1st September in the form of a photograph/JPEG.

* Selling price of artwork (if for sale) subject to 30% commission.

The winning artist, together with a cash prize of £1000, will have the opportunity to mount an exhibition during 2024 in a street front space at The Briggait, courtesy of WASPS.

More details can be obtained from PAA secretary, on PAA website under Association News and at www.highlandartprize.org.uk

Tom Barron of City Contemporary Art has kindly agreed to select our final 5 entries which will then be submitted to the Highland Art Prize. (Selection date to be confirmed). 

Ishbel Murray (https://www.ishbelmurray.org/), the artist and art teacher based on the Isle of Lewis, will be judging this year’s Highland Art Prize. As a graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and Chair of the Gaelic Books Council, Ishbel is ideally placed to fulfil this role and we look forward to working with her over the coming months.