About | The Hunting Art Prize

The Hunting Art Prize, which is sponsored by the international oil services company Hunting PLC, is a prestigious annual competition open to Texas artists who are 18 years of age or older. Its $50,000 award is historically the most generous annual award in North America for painting and drawing, and has helped to build the reputations, raise the profiles, and support the careers of distinguished artists.

Artists can register to participate by using the electronic sign up form and submitting a single two-dimensional painting or drawing. The finalists and winner are determined through a two-tiered jury process. The work of all finalists will be exhibited and available for purchase at the Hunting Art Prize gala on April 30, 2016, in Houston.

The Hunting Art Prize was established in 1981 and emerged as one of the United Kingdom’s leading art competitions before relocating to Houston in 2006. Today, the commitment upon which it was originally built remains as strong as ever: To provide artists the recognition they have earned, the sponsorship they deserve, and the opportunity to have their work viewed and discussed by as broad an audience as possible.