The Rye Society of Artists have once again generously donated prizes to our Art students this year. The RSA donate and select 5 prizewinners each year in recognition of these wonderful young creatives and the hard work they have put in to their studies and artwork. This community link is invaluable and shows a real commitment from the Society in nurturing the work of the town's next generation of artists! This year the judges were Sarah Palmer, Chairman of the RSA and Matt Hardman, Member of the RSA. Both Sarah and Matt are practising artists who are nationally and internationally recognised, and it is a great honour for our students to have their work selected by them!

This year's prizewinners are:

  • May M
  • Poppy W
  • Freya V
  • Natasha D
  • Scott G

There were also 3 students awarded as 'Highly Commended'. They were:

  • Rosie M
  • Joshua H
  • Sadie C

Our congratulations go to all of these exceptional students and we wish them the very best with their future studies! A huge thank you to the Rye Society of Artists for their kindness and generosity in showing such exceptional support of our students and their artistic endeavours. These prizes are highly prestigious, with the award being able to be added to CV's and educational applications. Many of the past RSA Prizewinners have gone on to study at some of the countries top artistic universities such as Goldsmiths and the Slade.

The Rye Society of Artist's Summer Show 2019 is currently on until the 25th August at The Dance Hall, Rye Community Centre, Conduit Hill. It is open every day from 10.30am to 5.30pm and is well worth a visit!

Rye Society of Artists Prizewinners 2019