Internationally-Renowned Artist Jaime Gili To Judge Our In Glorious Colour Showdown

We are very excited to announce that internationally-renowned artist Jaime Gili will be judging the final round of our In Glorious Colour Showdown competition!

Jaime Gili

Jaime Gili is a widely acclaimed artist known for his vividly coloured and energetic geometric artworks.  In 1998, Jaime received his MA  in painting from the Royal College of Art, after studying in Caracas and Barcelona. He completed a PhD at the University of Barcelona in 2001.  He has exhibited internationally with exhibitions in Miami, Caracas, New York, and London. In addition to exhibitions, Jaime also has been invited to complete several architectural works, throughout the world including the United States and Venezuela.


How is Showdown Judged?

After the submission period ends, the First Round of voting begins. During the First Round, the community and Saatchi Art curators vote for the 300 long-listed artists who will advance to the Second Round. Of these 300, 50 artworks are selected exclusively through the Community Vote and 250 are selected by Saatchi Art curators. The 50 works from the Community Vote are those receiving the highest average ranking during the First Round. The curators finalize their selections after the results of the Community Vote have been determined so as to ensure no overlap.

During the Second Round, a jury led by Rebecca Wilson, Director of the Saatchi Gallery and Chief Curator of Saatchi Art, selects the 30 shortlisted artists whose works will go through to the Final Round.

The Final Round of judging is done by an internationally-renowned artist, such as this Showdown’s judge, Jaime Gili, who will choose 10 finalists, including a winner and a runner-up.

It’s important to remember that Showdown is not a popularity contest in terms of who can manipulate social media most effectively. What the Community Vote provides is a chance for the community to voice their opinions. Ultimately, the winner is determined by the judge who chooses works from among a highly-selected pool of art.

Many thanks to those who have submitted entries and all those who participated in the Community Vote.

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For the In Glorious Colour Showdown we are delighted to be partnering with Winsor & Newton, who have been making the finest art materials since the company was founded in 1832.

The winner and runner-up of In Glorious Colour will receive art materials to the value of £1000 and £500 GBP respectively. The Showdown exhibition, featuring the work of the 10 finalists will take place at Winsor & Newton’s gallery, Griffin Gallery, in London from 20 March- 18 April. There will be a private view on 19 March 6:30- 8:30 PM GMT.

Best of luck in the remaining rounds!


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