Jackson’s Painting Prize started in 2016 to spotlight amateur and emerging artists, and has steadily grown in size and reputation to where it is today.
In 2022, we received nearly 9000 entries from 107 countries, with the shortlist gaining tens of thousands of views online with huge acclaim.
This year, the winners will be exhibiting at Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, followed by a summer exhibition at Bankside Gallery next to Tate Modern.
With 16 prizes and two London exhibitions set for 2023, we’re dedicated to providing entrants worldwide with better opportunities year on year, and building an inspiring community of talent.
- Paintings or drawings (2D artworks)
- All ages, abilities, and stages of career
- Open to artists worldwide
- £6 per artwork
- Enter up to 5 artworks
JACKSON’S PAINTING PRIZE – £6000 + £1000 JACKSON’S ART MATERIALS
AMATEUR ARTIST AWARD – £1000 + £500 JACKSON’S ART MATERIALS
STUDENT AWARD – £1000 + £500 JACKSON’S ART MATERIALS
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – £1000 + £500 JACKSON’S ART MATERIALS
MATERIAL AWARDS (Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour, Dry Materials) –
£500 JACKSON’S ART MATERIALS EACH
SUBJECT CATEGORY AWARDS (Portrait/Figure, Land/city/seascape,
Non-representational, Animal, Still Life, Botanical, Scenes of Everyday Life, Mind’s Eye) – £500 JACKSON’S ART MATERIALS EACH
It’s our honour to be hosting an impressive line up of judges on this year’s Expert Panel. The panel consists of practising artists, critics, writers, and gallerists who we feel will each bring their own unique perspective on the entries, and cultivate a varied selection of winners.
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Director and Founder of Guts GalleryView profile
Kayoon was born in Seoul, South Korea in 1997. She studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and painting in Siena before specialising in portraiture at Heatherley School of Art. Kayoon has exhibited in Cambridge, London, Siena and Florence and has painted notable sitters such as actor Ncuti Gatwa, author Bernardine Evaristo and BBC reporter Clive Myrie. She currently works as a figurative painter in London.
Director of the Affordable Art Fairhttps://www.hugobarclay.com/
With a decade of experience at the cross section of art, technology and commerce, Hugo is interested in the social commentary championing global culture and the access to art. Currently Art fair director of the Affordable Art Fair, he also founded ArtThou, a Visual Arts platform promoting ultra contemporary artists.
Critic and Authorhttps://www.martingayford.co.uk/
Martin Gayford is a writer, mainly about art. Over the years he’s been an art critic for several publications including the Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph, and Spectator.
He’s written several books, including two he co-authored with David Hockney. He’s sat for portraits by both Hockney and Lucian Freud, and his most recent book is Love Lucian (2022), a collection of Lucian Freud’s early correspondence.
Lorena won Jackson’s Painting Prize 2022 with her work ‘January Assessment’. Her practice is research-based, with unique methods of collecting the narratives she depicts.
Lorena’s work is part of the Alveston Fine art collection, and she will be showing at the RSA New Contemporaries this year.
Sahara Longe, London based painter, was classically trained in Florence in the sight-size technique at Charles Cecil Studios before drifting into her own style.
She has been exhibited in several cities across the US, and had a solo stand at Frieze London with Timothy Taylor. Her work draws on the lost methods of Old Master painting as well as the emotional ambiguity and high colour of German Expressionism.
Director and Founder of Guts Galleryhttps://gutsgallery.co.uk/
Ellie was born in a working-class family in Yorkshire, and is proudly Queer. Questioning the wider austerity and inequality within the art world, they founded Guts Gallery with no business background or commercial gallery experience.
Since then, they’ve made it their mission to support otherwise-underrepresented artists, and have successfully established Guts as one of the leading galleries championing contemporary voices.
01 Dec 2022
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 5 PM (GMT)
01 Mar 2023
LONGLIST ANNOUNCED & PEOPLE'S CHOICE VOTING OPENS
20 Mar 2023
30 Mar 2023
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD VOTING CLOSES MIDDAY
06 Apr 2023
MATERIAL AWARDS ANNOUNCED
11 Apr 2023
SUBJECT CATEGORY AWARDS ANNOUNCED
12 Apr 2023
PUBLIC CHOICE AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
13 Apr 2023
AMATEUR ARTIST AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
13 Apr 2023
STUDENT AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
13 Apr 2023
JACKSON'S PAINTING PRIZE 2023 WINNER ANNOUNCED
14 Apr 2023
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR HAMPSTEAD
10 May 2023
24 Jul 2023
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
Founded in 1999, Affordable Art Fair welcomes over 185,000 art enthusiasts to their fairs globally, showcasing a mix of local, national, and international galleries with a variety of affordable artworks by established and emerging artists. We are thrilled to return this year, for the fourth time.
This year, we’re excited to host a summer exhibition at Bankside Gallery, next to Tate Modern, home to the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.