National Open Art Competition 2010

by Chantal

some of the 1600 entries awaiting judging

Tomorrow night  I’m attending the artists opening of the National Open Art Competition in Chichester where my piece “Someone To Watch Over You” made it through the final round of judging and into the exhibition finalists. I have heard who the winner is this year and I’m really chuffed as its someone who’s paintings I greatly admire! I’ll blog the winning entry and details of the other prize winners when I get back from the PV.

NOAC has become one of the leading open art competitions in the UK, and this year for the first time we will be including Art Photography .
We have an acclaimed panel of judges chaired by Gavin Turk of YBA notoriety; he is supported by Catherine Lampert former director of the Whitechapel Gallery in London, Lisa Wright NOAC winner in 2009, David Barrie whose alter ego is artist Piran Strange, and Francis Hodgson Photographic critic for the FT.

Events during the exhibition : Artist’s walkabouts with well known artists Piers Ottey and Tim Sandys – Renton and the panel led discussion guests includes Mandy Shepherd internationally acclaimed artist, Professor Ed Chaney Professor of Fine & Decorative Arts at Southampton University, and Piers Ottey to mention a few.

30th October – 13th November
Minerva Theatre
Oaklands Park,
West Sussex,
PO19 6AP

Open 10am – 5pm
Performance evenings: Open until 9pm

the judging panel