PAI 2017 Schools Competition
Paisley Art Institute Schools Competition 2017
The PAI 2017 Schools' Competition for Primary and Secondary Schools was once again open to all schools in Renfrewshire. The purpose remains to encourage emerging talent in art. This encouragement is made possible by the continuing, generous sponsorship of the Macfarlane Group and allows the PAI to award cash prizes to winners and runners up in three age categories as well as a handsome trophy to the overall winner. The categories are: P4-P7, S1-S3 and S4-S6. The overall winner is selected from one of the category winners. The PAI was pleased that celebrated local artist Joe Hargan PPAI PAI agreed to be a Guest Assessor. Joe was impressed by the quality of the work. It was a pleasure to welcome Mr John Love, Macfarlane Group, to the award and opening day of Friday 9th June. John presented the awards and the trophy to the overall winner. PAI Secretary, Lesley Hinde, again organised the entries from schools and a large number were received allowing 80 works to be exhibited. The Exhibition is hung above the main foyer and reception area of Paisley Museum and Art Galleries and will run until the end of August.