VAA Professional Artist Award 2022, Finalist Show 

A Virtual Exhibition, accessible from the comfort of your own home.

Visit the Exhibition


The Professional Artist Award 2022 is taking place online this year.

All shortlisted artists of the Professional Artist Award 2022 will be exhibiting virtually.

If you are interested in a piece, contact us at hello@visual-artists.org where our team will be happy to help.

643 | A Young Lee

Winter | 100x160cm | Oil and Wax on Canvas

605 | Karen Turner

In Reality the Opposite Is True | 16x12in | Oil on linen canvas |

What is the VAA Professional Artist Award?


The Visual Artist Association developed the VAA Professional Artist Award with working artists in mind.

Artists often struggle to gain visibility and momentum in their careers, despite their skills and dedication. We created the VAA Professional Artist Award with the intention of supporting and displaying the work of our members.

The winner of the Professional Artist Award receives £1000 cash, art supplies, 121 coaching session on Artists’ Guide to Success, 1 x Momentum Programme to accelerate your career, a 12-month Mentorship Programme, and a lifetime membership to the VAA.

This year we are changing up the Professional Artist Award 2023 and opening applications to all artists. We know that with the right support and resources, any artist can be a professional artist.