Jonathan Shirey (b. 1977),
Jonathan Shirey (b. 1977), "Desert Dainty," 2022, watercolor on paper panel, 24 x 18 in.

The Scottsdale Artists’ School is set to present “The Best & The Brightest,” the annual juried art show and sale highlighting artworks created by its top students and alumni living around the world. The school is marking its 40th year of providing top-quality training, so all artists who have taken a workshop, program, or online class at any point since 1983 were invited to submit their works for consideration.

The official opening reception and awards announcement ceremony is set for February 22, 2024. First and second place awards will be presented in each of six categories: drawing, oil painting, pastel, water media, sculpture, and small work.

The school’s executive director, Trudy Hays, is quick to praise the “professional quality of Scottsdale Artists’ School students” and laughs that she does “not envy the team assembled to jury the pieces because they have a difficult assignment.”

For those who cannot attend in person, be sure to view and buy works directly from the school’s website.

At a Glance:
Scottsdale Artists’ School
Scottsdale, Arizona
February 17–March 16, 2024


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