The Guild's Annual Exhibition is made possible by the generous support received from our sponsors.

Sponsorship Appeal

The Guild is actively seeking sponsorship for its Annual Exhibition held each summer at the Mall Galleries in central London.

The exhibition attracts many visitors and interest throughout the world, through the quality of original art on display for the first time, a positive publicity campaign and engagement of artists and supporters.

The Guild is the leading and most successful art group in this genre attracting over 500 entries for the exhibition each year. Its senior artists are world leaders in their craft and include Michael Turner FGAvA (President), Anthony Cowland FGAvA, Gerald Coulson VPGAvA and Philip E West GAvA. We record the past, present and future of aviation and its aviators - why not join us.

Valuable publicity can be gained from association with the Guild's major event. Publicity posters and cards are circulated widely, coverage is given in aviation and other publications and the catalogue is a collector’s item; advertising in the catalogue is another possibility.

Companies, groups or individuals are sought to help support and be associated with our continuing success.

If you would like to find out more, please contact me at the Guild Office.

Andrew Latham GAvA

If you are interested in sponsoring the Guild please contact the Guild office.


The Guild's 2016 Annual 'Aviation Paintings of the Year' Exhibition is sponsored by:

    Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran Group)

    Clearbrook Group plc

    Future Advanced Manufacture

    Sach Aviation Capital Limited

BAE Systems plc sponsors ‘The Aviation Painting of the Year’ award of £1000.

FlyPast Magazine sponsors the ‘FlyPast Fellows Award for Excellence' to the value of £1000.

The de Havilland Aircraft Museum sponsors their Trophy and Award of £200.

The Royal Air Force Museum London sponsors 'The Royal Air Force Museum Prize of £200'.

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (Safran Group) donates ‘The Messier-Bugatti-Dowty Trophy and Award of £100'.

Monarch Airlines sponsors the 'Monarch Airlines Prize of £150' for the best painting depicting commercial jet aircraft.

Mrs Angela Newton donates ‘The Sir George Edwards Memorial Plate’, which includes a replica trophy.

Leonardo Helicopters (Westland) donates a trophy, which includes a replica model and cash award of £150.

The late Mrs Yvonne Bonham sponsored  'The Bonham Trophy and £100 Award' for the Best Group of Paintings by a Friend of the Guild.

The late Alex Henshaw MBE donated ‘The Alex Henshaw Trophy’, which includes a replica trophy.

The late Mrs Eira Gibson donated ‘The Arthur Gibson Memorial Trophy’.

E J Riding (1916-50) Memorial Prize of £500

Cross & Cockade International, The First World War Aviation Historical Society, sponsors the 'Best World War One Aviation Painting in Show' prize of £100.

Alison and Stratton Richey sponsors the 'John Blake Memorial Prize of £100' inmemory of John Blake VPGAvA. The prize is awarded at the Guild's AGM.

The Late Mr Walter Khan, has sponsored 'The Margaret Khan Trophy and £100 Cash Award' in memory of his late wife, Margaret Khan. To be awarded at the Guild's AGM.


2016 Sponsors

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2016 Exhibition

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2016 Gallery

2016 Gally

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2016 awards

Awards trophy


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 The regions

The regions