The Best and the Brightest started in 1986, originally showcasing works by both students and instructors. Today, the show highlights the School’s top students from around the world. Any student who had taken a workshop or weekly class within the last three years at Scottsdale Artists’ School is invited to submit artwork into the show. Entries go through a jurying process and a variety of awards are given to pieces in the categories of Oil, Drawing, Pastel, Sculpture, Small Works (8×10 inches or smaller) and Water Media. Many of the School’s illustrious students have gotten their first honors from The Best and The Brightest Show which has been instrumental in flourishing their artistic careers. Below you will find the artwork included in the upcoming 2017 show.

The Best and Brightest will be displayed at Scottsdale Artists’ School until March 31, 2017. All pieces are available for purchase, please call the School at 480.990.1422 for details.

Special thanks to Arizona Art Supply for providing the Best of Show award, Plein Air Magazine for providing the Plein Air Award of Excellence and Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine for providing the Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence.