Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Frank has gone and Sky still wants more Landscape Artists

Today Frank Skinner "retired" from Sky Arts Artist of the Year programmes being filmed this year.

In his place, it's just been announced that Stephen Mangan is to join Joan Bakewell as the new co-host on Portrait and Landscape Artist of the Year!

Which seems like good news to me (maybe Tamsin Greig will take over from Joan Bakewell in due course?)

However they are also interested in more applications from landscape artists re. the upcoming landscape version of artist of the year.

Do you, or someone you know, have what it takes to become the next Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year?

Sky Arts at still on the lookout for applications from good quality amateur and professional artists for this year's competition - and the deadline for  applications: 12pm Friday 11th May 2018

The First Prize is a £10,000 commission to paint a landscape for a major British institution and £500 of Cass Art materials.

I wrote about the Call for Entries back in March - see Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 - call for entries

For those who have not seen it here is a link to episode 1 of series 3 to give you a flavour of what’s involved:

You also have the opportunity to be a a spectator at the heats
For more information about the competition and being  visit: www.skyartsartistoftheyear.tv

PS If you are wondering what's happened to my review of Episode 2 of the BBC Big Painting Challenge - Nature - I'm otherwise engaged with preparation for a lecture on international trade tomorrow. (I kid you not!). So hopefully back on track with reviews soonish.


  1. I tried to comment but it wouldn’t let me!

  2. Tried to comment on the fact Frank Skinner is leaving Sky artist programme! He was really very good, striking just the right balance IMO

  3. If you mean you tried comment on their website, I'm not sure they want your comments - or anybody else's! :)



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