2022 OPEN ART COMPETITION – Winners & Highly Commended

We had a fantastic response with over 550 entries from across the UK, thank you to all the artists who entered the standard was exceptionally high.

We are most grateful to our 6 judges who did a brilliant job.  A huge thank you to our prize sponsors, without whom the competition would not be possible.

Introducing our 2022 Prizewinners

The Main Prize Sponsored by Wychavon District Council £1000

‘Lakeside View’ by Rosemary Mafrici from Ashby de la Zouch (Oil Painting)


Watercolour Prize sponsored by John Noott Galleries £500

‘1000 Cranes’ by Anneka Reay from Warwick

Painting in Oils Prize sponsored by Priory Gallery  £500

‘Cows‘ by Debbie Birdsey from Berkshire

Sculpture prize sponsored by Broadway Tower £500

‘Pictish Stone in my back garden’ by Cameron Scott from Somerset

Local Artist Prize sponsored by EFA Gallery  £500

‘Peonies on turquoise background’ by Lizzie Bentley from Stratford upon Avon

Visitor’s Choice Prize sponsored by Broadway Museum & Art Gallery £500

‘Lane, sun and shadow’ by Mark Warner from Shropshire

Highly Commended:

Main Prize: Highly Commended

David Gleeson from Stafford ‘The Vanishing Museum: Kelvingrove’

Main Prize: Highly Commended

Barbara Curry from Winchcombe ‘Late Summer Allotments: Guiting Power’

Oils Prize: Highly Commended

Andy Sylvester from Bridgnorth ‘Self portrait with red ear’

Oils Prize: Highly Commended

Carolyn Bonthrone from Leamington Spa ‘Lily’

Watercolour: Highly Commended

Julie Smith from Evesham ‘Early Birds’

Watercolour: Highly Commended

Karen Bloch from Broadway ‘Spring snow, Meribel’

Local Artist Prize: Highly Commended

Verity Clark from Leamington Spa ‘Demeter II’

Local Artist Prize: Highly Commended

Susie Cornwall from Stroud ‘Daisies in a glass’

Sculpture / 3D: Highly Commended

Karen Lockton from Northamptonshire ‘Japanese Inro style box’

Sculpture / 3D: Highly Commended

Colin Hawkins from Cirencester ‘Between the Barley’