Jackson’s Painting Prize exists to champion exceptional artworks made by international creators at all points in their careers, with tailored prizes aimed to give successful applicants the exposure and resources that are most relevant to them.
JACKSON’S PAINTING PRIZE – £6000
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD – £1000
OUTSTANDING WATERCOLOUR AWARD – £500 JACKSON’S VOUCHER
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – £500 JACKSON’S VOUCHER
SIX CATEGORY AWARDS – £500 EACH
Portrait / Figure
Landscape / Cityscape / Seascape
Still Life / Botanical
Abstract / Non-representational
Scenes of Everyday Life
All six of our expert judges are leading figures in the contemporary art world. Each judge will bring a unique perspective and opinion to the judging which will cultivate a varied selection of work that showcases the very best of the entrants.
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Artist & winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020View profile
Curator & Art DealerView profile
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Affordable Art Fair UK Fair DirectorView profile
Juliette Losq studied Fine Art at the University of the Arts London (2004-2007) and the Royal Academy Schools (2007-2010), as well as studying English and History of Art at Newnham College, Cambridge (1997-2000) and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute, London (2000-2001).
She won the Jerwood Drawing Prize in 2005, was one of five shortlisted artists for the John Moores Prize in 2014, receiving the Visitor’s Choice Award, and the John Ruskin Prize in 2019. She was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 2020.
Juliette Losq is included in The Newhall Women’s Art Collection, The Newnham College Art Collection, All Visual Arts and The Saatchi Collection and her work is exhibited in the UK and internationally.
Tabish Khan is an art critic specialising in London’s art scene, covering contemporary and historical exhibitions. He visits and writes about hundreds of exhibitions a year covering everything from the major blockbusters to the emerging art scene.
Tabish has been visual arts editor for Londonist since 2013. Contributions include reviews, previews, news, experiences and opinion pieces.
He is also a regular contributor for FAD with a weekly top exhibitions to see in London and a column called ‘What’s wrong with art’.
Tabish is a trustee of ArtCan, a non-profit arts organisation that supports artists through profile raising activities and exhibitions.
Artist & winner of Jackson’s Painting Prize 2020https://www.ruthmurray.com/
Ruth won the Jackson’s Painting Prize in 2020. Her paintings explore portraiture, identity, and the presence of human concerns in natural settings and the social landscape. The work is about her experience as a woman, and often features young female subjects painted at provocative scales. Alongside these subjects are unsettling elements like voyeurism, enigmatic behaviour, mangled iconography, and the spongy fungibility of matter.
Ruth’s most recent shows include ‘The Blue Hour’ at the Old Bank Residency in Manchester, ‘Second Nature’ at the Portico Library and ‘Good Morning, Midnight!’ at Elysium Gallery in Swansea. Other notable exhibitions and awards include Derek Hill Scholar at the British School at Rome, Northern Stars at the A Foundation, Saatchi’s 4 New Sensations, the BP Portrait Award, the Threadneedle Figurative Art Prize, the Contemporary British Painting Prize, and the Sheldon Bergh Award for her final show at the RCA.
Curator & Art Dealerhttps://thecuratorssalon.com/
Gita Joshi is an independent curator, an award winning art dealer and the host of The Curator’s Salon – a podcast and website focussing on the art world with advice for early and mid career Artists.
She has an art history background and trained in curating at Central St Martins before opening her own gallery, Orso Major, in Central London (2013-2016). GIta has produced artists open studio programs, worked with arts charities, organised open exhibitions, been a juror for art competitions and curated exhibitions in business spaces as well as within the gallery context.
She works as an artist coach supporting artists to establish their careers and paint their own profitable path. She has curated over 30 exhibitions and her first virtual exhibition opened in April 2020. Gita is the author of bestselling book, Show Your Art – How to build an art career without a Gallery.
She says “There are more artists than galleries could ever manage today. And if you are an artist, you are best positioned to show your art and reach an appreciative audience directly. Artists are the best advocates of their work and need to learn to become their own agents. The idea that you must have a gallery for any kind of success is an outdated one. Sadly this idea keeps artists stuck and unseen, when in fact the tools and resources to exhibit and sell their work is available to them right now.”
Kimberly Klauss in an artist based in Munich and London. In figurative paintings Kimberly questions the universal and specific experience of being a person among people, as well as the reliability of perception and portrayal.
She is particularly interested in misrepresentation of the self and others within figuration. Working from life and photographs and often with a limited palette, her paintings recall the approximation, omission and fabrication all parties bring to the act of viewing and portraying.
Kimberly’s work was introduced to a wider audience in 2017, when she was a finalist in Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year. During this year’s lockdown she revisited the experience, taking part in the virtual and live Portrait of the Week series.
Kimberly has a piece in the ING Discerning Eye annual exhibition, as well as paintings held in the Soho House, Villa Lena and Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collections.
Affordable Art Fair UK Fair Directorhttps://www.affordableartfair.com
Elizabeth’s career spans the full range of the art market. Since relocating from America to complete her masters at Christie’s, she’s helped to run a gallery in Mayfair; launched the art, antiques and design fair Masterpiece London; set up her own art PR consultancy; piloted Frieze Masters; and, most recently, joined the Affordable Art Fair in 2019.
01 Dec 2020
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 5 PM (GMT)
02 Mar 2021
17 Mar 2021
31 Mar 2021
VOTING FOR THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD OPENS
31 Mar 2021
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD VOTING CLOSES
13 Apr 2021
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
14 Apr 2021
OUTSTANDING WATERCOLOUR AWARD WINNER ANNOUNCED
15 Apr 2021
SIX CATEGORY AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
16 Apr 2021
EMERGING ARTIST AWARD ANNOUNCED
20 Apr 2021
JACKSON'S PAINTING PRIZE 2021 WINNER ANNOUNCED
21 Apr 2021
AFFORDABLE ART FAIR HAMPSTEAD
For a third year, we will be returning to the Affordable Art Fair Hampstead (6 – 9 May, 2021, Covid restrictions permitting) to exhibit selected works from the Jackson’s Painting Prize 2021 finalists. Founded by Will Ramsay in 1999, the Affordable Art Fair provides an accessible alternative to the traditional gallery scene due to its huge audience and strict price ceiling of £6,000. Over the years it has welcomed over 2.5 million visitors, sold 485,000 artworks and now holds events in 10 cities around the world. Collaborating with Affordable Art Fair Hampstead gives us the perfect platform to showcase our shortlisted entries and prize winners; exhibiting at the fair as a finalist will guarantee vast exposure and kick start artists into a new, grander chapter of their careers. This year we are honoured to welcome back to our panel of expert judges, the Affordable Art Fair UK Fair Director, Elizabeth Dellert.