Best & Brightest 2020

Best & Brightest 2020

Best & Brightest 2020


You have been invited to enter the 2020 Best and Brightest Juried Art Show and Sale! Please contact the School with any questions.

DECEMBER 11, 2019

Submit application, images and payment by 5 pm (MST)

DECEMBER 20, 2019

Artists will be notified by email of acceptance into the show

JANUARY 21, 2019

Artwork must arrive at the School on or before this date

FEBRUARY 20, 2019

Opening Reception at Scottsdale Artists’ School

MARCH 19, 2019

Best and Brightest show closes


All Scottsdale Artists’ School non-faculty alumni who have completed at least one workshop or weekly class since January 1, 2016, are encouraged to enter.


  • Entry fee is $20 per submission. Please call the front desk at 480.990.1422 to make payment.
  • Artists may enter up to three submissions per category and can enter multiple categories.
  • All artwork must be available for sale.
  • All artwork must be original subject matter, executed independently, and created within the past two years.
  • A completed entry form, images (submitted via the online form) and payment must be received by the deadline (December 11, 2019, 5 p.m. MST).
  • Artwork must be securely framed and ready to hang.
  • Artists may not substitute/alter any work once accepted, nor may selling price be changed.


Oil, Drawing, Pastel, Sculpture, Small Works and Water Media


Best of Show Award

The Best of Show will receive a $500 cash prize/gift card presented by Blick Art Materials and a $750 Scottsdale Artists’ School gift card.

First Place Award (Each Category)

Each winner will receive a $500 Scottsdale Artists’ School gift card.

Second Place Award (Each Category)

Each winner will received a $200 Scottsdale Artists’ School gift card.

Fine Art Connoisseur Award of Excellence

Winner will receive one full-page advertisement in Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine.

Plein Air Magazine Award of Excellence

Winner will receive one full-page advertisement in Plein Air Magazine.

People’s Choice Award

Chosen by popular vote at the opening reception. Winner will receive a $100 Scottsdale Artists’ School gift card.

Scottsdale Artists’ School Purchase Award

Scottsdale Artists’ School purchases one piece of artwork selected by the Board of Trustees. Artwork will be displayed and added to the school’s permanent collection.


  • Two-dimensional work: maximum dimensions are 18” x 24”, unframed
  • Sculpture: maximum weight is 50 lbs. and maximum dimensions are 18”H x 18”W”x18”D
  • Small works, two-dimensional: maximum dimensions are 8” x 10”
  • Small works, sculpture: maximum dimensions are 8”H x 8”W x 8”D


  • Images must be high resolution (.jpg or .tiff) with a suggested minimum of 600 pixels on the longest size on the image.
  • Identify all images by name of digital file.
  • Entry fee(s) for online entries may be paid through the online form.
  • For paintings and drawings submit one view; for sculptures, submit two views.
  • Email all photos  and application to


  • Entry fee is $20 per submission (non-refundable). Artists may enter a maximum of three submissions per category and may enter multiple categories.
  • The School retains a 30% commission on artwork sold during the show, the remaining amount will be paid to the artist following the close of the show.
  • The School’s commission has been reduced this year to 30% from 50%. Please remember this event supports SAS and its activities.
  • Purchaser’s contact information will be provided to the artist.


  • Notification of selection will be sent to artists by December 20, 2019.
  • Specific shipping instructions will be sent to artists whose artwork has been accepted.
  • All shipping and packing expenses are the responsibility of the artists, both for sending the artwork to the School and for its return.


Three jurors, representing a collection of individuals involved in the art community, will be chosen to select artwork to be included in the Best and Brightest 2020 .



Care and caution will be made in the handling of all artwork. Neither Scottsdale Artists’ School nor its agents may be held liable for any loss or damage to any entry while it is in the possession of the School or its agents. Insurance during the exhibition is the responsibility of the artist. Entry in the show and signature on the entry form constitute an agreement with all conditions, including the right to photograph artwork for publicity or archival purposes.


Best and Brightest application