Wednesday, 26 March 2014

The National Open Art Competition 2014

National Open Art: Call for Entries

Now in its 18th year, and with an impressive total prize fund of £60,000, the National Open Art Competition is calling for entries of new, original artwork from both amateurs and professionals. Sponsored by Towry, the Wealth Adviser, this annual open competition aims to nurture creative talent from emerging and established artists, and last year saw the highest ever number of entries submitted from across the UK for consideration by the panel of judges.

Mediums including painting, drawing, photography, original prints, wall hung installations and computer generated art may be submitted for the competition. Approximately 100 shortlisted works will be selected for exhibition, presented for the first time at London’s Somerset House from 18 September – 26 October 2014, before touring to the Minerva Theatre, Chichester. The prize winning works will be shown at the award winning Pallant House Gallery, Chichester in November, alongside its extensive collection of Modern British art.

The 2014 judging panel includes: Norman Ackroyd RA, Vanessa Branson, Caroline Irby,Chris Orr RA and David Middleton.

The competition is open to all UK artists aged 15 or over. Applicants will need to submit images of their work, an Artist Statement and a current CV. The entry fee is £20 to register and submit one work. Additional works may be submitted at £20 each, a total of four may be submitted for the competition.



Tel: 07986 697 693

Twitter: @tnoac #NOA14

Monday, 17 March 2014

Framing Requirements for the Open Exhibition

Your picture must arrive with NO fixings at all on the frame. The gallery have their own hanging system and will be attaching their own fixings to the back of your picture. This means that the frame must be capable of accepting screws, so please do not frame your work in metal or flimsy plastic frames.

Please remember that if you do not take notice of this requirement, the gallery may refuse to allow your work to be hung.

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Strathmore Wonders of Winter Competition

Due to demand the Strathmore / Jackson's Art Supplies Wonders of Winter Competition deadline has been extended to the 6th April 2014. Full details here.

Saturday, 15 March 2014

The Artist/Leisure Painter Competition

The Artist and Leisure Painter magazines have opened a competition with Jackson’s Art Supplies to win:

Leather pencil case which holds up to 48 pencils
Koh-I-Noor Mondeluz Coloured Pencils
Publication of the winning pictures in their summer editions.

All you have to do is create a picture in any medium of the subject ‘butterfly’ and submit it by the 2nd of May 2014. 4 winners will be notified by the 13th of May. They have also provided some reference photos if you need one.

Full details here.

Ken Bromley Cover Art Competition

Ken Bromley Art Supplies have launched the new competition for their Autumn/Winter catalogue. The closing date is the 9th of July. Head over to Ken Bromley for full details!

EAC Art Award 2014

EAC Art Awards 2014 Update
We've experienced a number of problems launching our new Art Awards website. Our apologies for this delay which has been due to circumstances beyond EAC’s control.
However, other aspects of the competition are in place:

These are confirmed as the dates of this year’s competition:

Deadline for Entries – 6th June 2014
Results announced by the end of July 2014
Prize-winners’ Celebratory Event at the House of Lords – 8th October 2014

To Get More Information
We have temporarily re-instated our original website at
Download and print the 2014 postal entry form here
Download the 2014 poster here
Download a copy of the RULES of entry here

Should you wish to receive a copy of both or either through the post, please phone 01242 527434  or 01704 893251 leaving your name and postal address. Alternatively email your request to:

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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Posting Artwork

Further to the post detailing submission of your artwork, could we please direct your attention to the packaging. It should have been Stiffybag and not jiffybag.

Details on Stiffybags can be found here.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Picture Delivery for the UKCPS 13th Exhibition

For your information -

Delivery of pictures to the RBSA gallery must be between 10.30 and 12 noon on Sunday 27th April.  Pictures CANNOT be posted to the gallery.

However, for those people who can not make the journey themselves there is an option to send your work via one of several willing volunteers. Pictures in theory can be posted to the volunteers, so you don't necessarily have to live in the same town.  Please make sure the transport volunteer is ok with accepting posted entries.

If you are sending your work with someone, it is usually expected that your picture is wrapped appropriately. The best protection is 'jiffy bags'. It is also usual to agree some kind of transport charge with the person taking your work to cover petrol costs, etc.

There is a list of the volunteers on the yahoo forum. Please contact one of them if you would like their help in delivering your work.

Please attach a label to your pictures, with your name, the picture name and the selling price.

Collection at the end of the exhibition is very tight. They must be collected between 5.15pm and 6pm on Saturday 10th may.
If you cannot be there during that time, please contact one of the volunteers who can collect for you.
The gallery will make a charge for any work left after the specified time.

Please do not contact the gallery direct.

Please do not rely on the volunteers to contact you regarding transport. It is up to you the artists to organise how your picture gets there....


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