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Vision

The Society of Nigerian Artists engenders the highest standards of scholarship, creativity, criticism and teaching of the visual arts in Nigeria to encourage intellectual advancement and the development of skills that enrich visual arts professionals and their contribution to national development.

Mission

To uphold excellence and engender the highest professional standards in the practice of visual arts in Nigeria while encouraging its appreciation through publications, research, education and exhibitions.

Value

The SNA represents the diverse community of visual arts professionals in Nigeria by promoting originality and excellence in scholarship, creativity, interpretation, and teaching in the practice of visual arts in Nigeria.

sna logo

Our Logo is the most visible representation of the
Society. It consists of our name and symbol,

The Queen Idia mask.

Its history dates back to more than 500 years ago.
Queen Idia was the mother of Oba Esigie, one of Benin kingdom’s greatest kings,
A revered warrior, she helped conquer his enemies and save the kingdom from collapse.

In appreciation, he created the title of Iyoba (Queen Mother) and commissioned the mask.

Carved from ivory, the Queen Idia mask is one of the most iconic

works of the royal arts of the ancient Benin kingdom (1440-1897).

Produced mainly for the Oba to affirm his divine nature, as well as record historical events,

Benin art is renowned all over the world for its excellent craftsmanship.

opportunities

This section contains updated information about artists, scholars , museums, professionals, educators and other members of the visual arts community to facilitate professional development.

It includes bursaries funding for artistic projects, notices of residencies, employment opportunities, calls for papers and to submit work to exhibitions and as well as competitions.

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Portfolio Review

Lagos Photo in collaboration with National Geographic calls for entries a portfolio review. Stand a chance to win $10,000. Submit your portfolio to LPReview@africanartists.org before November 21, 2017. Entry is free.

For more information: Visit http://lagosphotofestival.com

national executives

Exhibition

Beauty Africa: Exhibition and Conferences

From October 3 – 5, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions. Africa’s leading healthcare exhibition organisers, host the annual ‘Beauty Africa’ show.

The event will take place at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, and will feature beauty, health, wellness, skin care, hair and makeup products such as cosmetics, perfume and fragrances.

Beauty Africa will provide a platform for local and foreign companies to meet and interact with specialists and professionals as well as dealers and distributors in the Nigeria beauty and wellness industry.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING THE SOCIETY?

artist of the month

Odun Orimolade was born in 1976. She holds a Higher National Diploma in painting from Yaba College of Technology, where she now holds a faculty position in the School of Art, Design and Printing. Orimolade is also an alumna of the University of South Africa, where she is pursuing further studies.

A broadly experimental artist, Orimolade’s practice spans painting, drawing, collage, etching, mixed media, costume, installation and performance. She is a recipient of several academic awards, including the Prof. Y. A. Grillo Award (1998), Nigerian Cards Ltd Award (1998), Rector’s Award for Academic Excellence (1998), Jeromelaiho and Associate Award (1998), Insight Communication Award (1998), Fasuyi Art Prize (1998) and Conrad Theys Bursary Award, South Africa (2011).

Odun Orimolade’s work has been exhibited extensively in Nigeria and internationally.  Her first solo exhibition was held at the Terra Kulture Gallery in Lagos (2006). More recent exhibitions include a solo at the UNISA Space Art Gallery in Pretoria, South Africa and Six Draughtsmen at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MOCADA, 2013). In addition to her independent practice, Orimolade has taken part in several artistic collaborations in Nigeria.

latest news

Kolade Oshinowo @ 70

On February 23, 2018, by 3pm, the School of Art Design and Printing Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos will present an exhibition of works by academic staff of the school, titled ‘A Tribute to Kolade Oshinowo @70 at the Yusuf Grillo Gallery, Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos. The exhibition runs till March 22, […]

Ota Art Fair

From March 21 to 23, 2018, the Ota Art Fair will hold at the Ogun State Social Development Recreation Centre, Ota, Ogun State. The fair aims to celebrate and project the positive image, culture, and tradition of the Ota people. Through this, it hopes to bring the attention of art enthusiasts, professionals, collectors and other […]

Beauty Africa: Exhibition and Conferences

From October 3 – 5, Informa Life Sciences Exhibitions. Africa’s leading healthcare exhibition organisers, host the annual ‘Beauty Africa’ show. The event will take place at the Landmark Centre, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos, and will feature beauty, health, wellness, skin care, hair and makeup products such as cosmetics, perfume and fragrances. Beauty Africa will provide […]

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