Showdown: In Glorious Colour

Welcome to Showdown, an online competition that gives artists from all over the world a chance to showcase their work and have it be judged by internationally acclaimed artists and curators.

For our In Glorious Colour Showdown we are delighted to be partnering again with Winsor & Newton, who have been making the finest art materials since the company was founded in 1832 (JMW Turner was known to have used Winsor & Newton paints). 

Artist Jaime Gili will select the 10 finalists, including the winner and runner-up, along with Rebecca Wilson, Chief Curator, Saatchi Art, Becca Pelly-Fry, Director of the Griffin Gallery, London, and Nigel Hurst, CEO of the Saatchi Gallery, London.

We will be hosting a Showdown exhibition, featuring the work of the In Glorious Colour finalists. The exhibition will take place at Winsor & Newton's gallery, the Griffin Gallery, in London from 20 March-18 April

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Jaime Gili

Artist

Jaime Gili is a widely acclaimed artist known for his vividly coloured and energetic geometric artworks. In 1998, Jaime received his MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, after studying in Caracas and Barcelona. He completed a PhD at the University of Barcelona in 2001. He has exhibited internationally with exhibitions in Miami, Caracas, New York, and London. In addition to exhibitions, Jaime also has been... Read More

Prizes

1st Place

The winner will receive art materials to the value of £1000 GBP

2nd Place

The runner-up will receive art materials to the value of £500 GBP
The 10 finalists will exhibit their work at the Griffin Gallery, London, from 20 March-18 April

First Round: Curated + Community Voting


The first round consists of two parts: the community vote and the curated vote. Anyone with a valid Saatchi Art account is able to participate in the community vote. All valid entries will be randomly displayed an equal number of times during the community vote and each work will be voted on a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest). A total of 300 submissions will progress to the next round including:

  • 50 works with highest average community votes
  • 250 submissions selected by our professional Saatchi Art team

Second Round: Juried Voting


A jury, selected by Saatchi Art and led by Rebecca Wilson, Director of the Saatchi Gallery, London, will review the 300 semi-finalists. Of those 300:

  • 30 submissions selected by our professional jury will move on to the final round

Final Round: Judge


A judge selected by Saatchi Art will select the winner and runner-up of our In Glorious Colour.

  • The winner will receive art materials to the value of £1000 GBP
  • The runner-up will receive art materials to the value of £500 GBP
  • The 10 finalists will exhibit their work at the Griffin Gallery, London, from 20 March-18 April
  • The cost of shipping works to the exhibition will be covered by the Griffin Gallery.
  • Art must be in the style or category specified to be eligible.
  • Art must not have been submitted to a previous Showdown or any other Saatchi Art competition.
  • Must be an original work currently for sale on the Saatchi Art website.
  • The top ten original works must be exclusively for sale on Saatchi Art for 6 months following the end of the competition.

1st Place Showdown Winner

In Glorious Colour | Awarded February 28th, 2014

2nd Place Showdown Winner

In Glorious Colour | Awarded February 28th, 2014

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