2021 OPEN ART COMPETITION – Winners & Highly Commended

We had a fantastic response with over 650 entries from across the UK, thank you to all the artists who entered the standard was exceptionally high.

All 200 finalists can be seen in an exclusive selling exhibition at Theatrebarn in Bretforton throughout the festival, open daily from Friday June 4th to Sunday 13th from 12noon to 4pm with no need to book. The post code for Sat Navs is WR11 7JH. Look out for the entrance banner on the corner near the recreation ground.

We are most grateful to our 8 new judges who did a brilliant job.  A huge thank you to our prize sponsors, without whom the competition would not be possible.

Introducing our 2021 Prizewinners

The Main Prize Sponsored by Wychavon District Council £1000

 “Eerie silence, February 2021” by Jane Overbury

Watercolour Prize sponsored by John Noott Galleries £500

“Swallow Moon” by Maria Boyd

Painting in Oils Prize sponsored by Trinity House Gallery  £500

Stuart Pearce “As we grieved, we grew.

Sculpture prize sponsored by Priory Gallery £500

“Holding Tight” by Piotr Gargas (Kilkenny Marble)

Prize for recent Fine Arts Graduate sponsored by The Stratford Gallery  £500

“Self Portraits in Self Isolation” by Camille Hewitt

The Face of 2020 sponsored by the Peter Martin Gallery  £250

“Wish we could help” by Terence Richardson

How 2020 Impacted my Life sponsored by the Peter Martin Gallery  £250

“My focus is on my phone, not myself” by Adam Trainor

Surviving Isolation in the Year of Covid (Photo Essay) sponsored by the Peter Martin Gallery £500

“Self Portraits in Self Isolation” by Camille Hewitt

Highly Commended:

Main Prize: Highly Commended

Daniel Chuter ‘Bath Waterfront’

Oils Prize: Highly Commended

Neil Moore ‘Stop all the clocks’

Watercolour: Highly Commended

Imogen Hawgood ’99 Cents Only Store’

Recent Fine Arts Graduate: Highly Commended

Maddy Buttling ‘Goodbye Mitsubishi’ Oil on Plywood

Sculpture: Highly Commended

Judy Boyt ‘Dog Day Blues’

Photo Essay: Highly Commended

Beth Winsor ‘Leaving Lockdown – Stories of Survival’

How 2020 Impacted my Life (Photo Category): Highly Commended

Beth Winsor ‘Emergence’

Face of 2020 (Photo Category): Highly Commended

Terence Richardson  ‘Self Isolation’

We look forward to meeting you at the open art competition exhibition.