The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Saturday, June 23, 2018

Record-Breaking Year For National Galleries of Scotland's Art Competition for Schools

EDINBURGH.- The best young artists in the country are to be celebrated on 17 June 2009 at the National Galleries of Scotland, when the prize-winners of the 2009 Art Competition for Schools will receive their awards from John Leighton, Director General of the National Galleries of Scotland (NGS). Fantastic prizes for individual winners, classes and schools will be collected by over fifty of Scotland’s most talented young artists and their prize-winning works of art will tour the country for the next year. Keith Brown MSP for Schools and Skills will speak at the event to congratulate the winners. In addition Douglas Johnson, Director of Public Affairs will represent Scottish Widows who are sponsoring the competition for a fourth consecutive year.

With a record-breaking 5,796 entries received this year, a 44% increase on last year. Entrants faced tough competition in all six categories: nursery, primary schools (P1-3 and P4-7), secondary schools, special education schools and groups. Young artists were inspired by a variety of themes including Food is Fantastic, Super Duper Animal, A Sense of Place, and Look Up Look Down. The competition was launched online in December when schools from all over Scotland were invited to enter. Thousands of artworks were subsequently received from across Scotland from Portree to Perth.

Praising the high standard of entries this year, Linda McClelland, event organiser, said: “The judges always have a difficult task but with a 44% increase in entry numbers, 2009 has proved a particularly memorable year. After last year’s hugely successful exhibition, which toured to venues in Inverness and Glasgow, we hope the 2009 show can be another record breaker!”

As part of last year’s touring exhibition, works from the 2008 competition were displayed in Pentagon Centre in Glasgow from November 2008 to January 2009 and then to the Raigmore Hospital, Inverness from February to May 2009. Work by winners of the 2009 competition will tour to two venues across Scotland.

National Galleries of Scotland | Edinburgh | Glasgow | Raigmore Hospital | Inverness | Pentagon Centre |

Today's News

June 21, 2009

Figurative Paintings From the La Caixa Foundation Collection on View in Barcelona

Guggenheim Museum Launches Live Online Forum on June 22

Judith Leyster's 400th Birthday to be Celebrated with Exhibition at the National Gallery of Art

Frick Announces the Appointment of its First Decorative Arts Curator, Charlotte Vignon

Bass Museum to Celebrate Re-installation of Museum's Masterpiece

Hammer Museum Awarded $1 Million Grant by The James Irvine Foundation's Arts Innovation Fund

Wedgwood Museum Scoops The Art Fund Prize for Museums and Galleries

George Eastman House and Image Permanence Institute to Establish New Photography Center

Voices Of Che Guevara, Bernard Shaw And Darwin, Speak Through Their Letters - At Bonhams

Museum of London Docklands Rolls Out Balls Display to Celebrate Festival

Winner of the Inaugural Royal Institute of British Architects Stephen Williams Scholarship Announced

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Receives $750,000 Arts Innovation Fund Grant From James Irvine Foundation

Royal Academy of Art Opened Annual Exhibition of Final Year Postgraduates' Work

Tlaltecuhtli Cult was Exclusively for Priesthood

Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum Offers Free Summer Shuttle Service from the National Mall

Focus on Color: The Photography of Jeannette Klute at the Bruce Museum

Cantor Arts Center Announces it will Show Figure Drawings by Frank Lobdell in November

Record-Breaking Year For National Galleries of Scotland's Art Competition for Schools

Reynolda House Announces Exhibition to Showcase 50 Years of Contemporary Art through Eyes of Students

Guatemalan Government Negotiates Purchase of Maya Fortress Site

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Porsche Super Speedster offered for first time in 50 years at RM Sotheby's Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction

2.- Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens opens 'Storytelling: French Art from the Horvitz Collection'

3.- Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti stars Vincent Cassel as the famed French artist

4.- Stunning colored diamonds expected to dazzle at Heritage Auctions' Summer Fine Jewelry Auction

5.- US designer Kate Spade found dead at 55

6.- Vincent Van Gogh painting sells for over 7 million euros: Artcurial auction house

7.- Sir Stanley Spencer painting discovered hidden under a bed during a drugs raid

8.- Oxford's Bodleian Libraries unveil UK's first major Tolkien exhibition in decades

9.- Major exhibition at the Guggenheim explores decades of work by Alberto Giacometti

10.- World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

Related Stories

Three Early Paintings by Johannes Vermeer Reunited at the National Galleries of Scotland

Apply Yourself to Impressionist Gardens with New iPhone App

Apply Yourself to Impressionist Gardens with New iPhone App

Extraordinary Multi-Part Sculptural Project by Antony Gormley at National Galleries of Scotland

Exhibition at the National Galleries of Scotland Explores the Theme of Dance

National Galleries of Scotland Receives Sandford Award for Excellence in Heritage Education

National Galleries of Scotland to Reunite Three Early Paintings by Vermeer

National Galleries of Scotland Announces Diana and Acteon Scottish Tour

Portrait of the Nation Project Receives 2 Million Grant from Monument Trust

The Finest Scottish Art and Food Come Together at the National Gallery

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful