The Royal Society of British Artists Annual Exhibition was opened by James Horton PRBA on 10 March 2015. 

In his President's Foreward in the exhibition catalogue James wrote:

"The programme for supporting and encouraging the young arts flourishes and gain momentum every year. In addition to the ongoing relationship with NADFAS and The Dover Federation for the arts we have this year, mounted an outside exhibition at Lloyd's Register, entitled "Rising Stars" which features the work of both RBA Scholars and the shortlisted candidates for the Rome Scholarship. For this particular thanks must go to Mick Davies who was instrumental in getting this show off the ground. "

At the Private View James also thanked all the Royal Society of British Artists sponsors and prize givers especially the de László family for their loyalty to the society and their recent creation of a new prize 'The de Laszlo Award for Classical Draughtsmanship' won by Tatyana Kulida Shelley for her work 'Weightless'.


Prizes and Awards

The Arts Club Charitable Trust Award

Lizet Dingemans 


Daisy Cox 

Self Portrait 

The Davison Award for Oil Painting

Olwyn Bowey Hon RBA RA

Fallen Apple Tree

The Dry Red Press Award

Jacqueline Taber Hon RBA

Christopher’s Tomatoes

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The Edward Wesson Award for Watercolour Painting

Mollie Andrews

Glass Eyes

Frinton Frames Award

John Martin RBA

Breakfast Table

Hahnemühle Fine Art UK Award

Melvyn Petterson RBA NEAC

Clouds and Shadow

The Michael Harding Award

Charles Hardaker RBA NEAC


The Michael Harding Award

Martin Leman RBA


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The Gordon Hulson Memorial Prize

Robert Floyd

Self Portrait Facing Artist’s Block

The Geoffrey Vivis Memorial Award

Tim Galton RBA

The Green Bridge of Wales, Pembrokeshire

The Winsor & Newton Painting Award

William Selby RBA ROI NEAC

Rose & Hipps