The Artist 90th anniversary celebration painting competitions - May 2021

To celebrate The Artist’s 90th year, we invite all artists to join in with our series of monthly challenges. Simply draw or paint an image in any media, inspired by some of the key events throughout 1931, the year of our launch.


Ian Strang RE, who wrote an article on etching in our March 1931 launch issue.

See his etching, Empire Theatre, Leicester Square, during demolition, below.

This month's key event:

In May 1931 the Empire State Building opened in New York.

YOUR MAY CHALLENGE: Paint a NYC or any other iconic city scene.

Enter your best iconic city drawing or painting for the chance to win *vouchers worth £50 to spend on your choice of art & craft books from Search Press.

*For details of how the vouchers can be used, please see the specific terms for this competition, above right.

We have created a step-by-step guide on how to enter our image-based competitions which can be found by clicking here, should you need it.

Closing date: 30/06/2021

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