2023 OPEN ART COMPETITION – Winners & Highly Commended

We had a fantastic response with 476 entries from across the UK, thank you to all the artists who entered the standard was exceptionally high.

We are most grateful to our 7 judges who did a brilliant job.  A huge thank you to our prize sponsors, without whom the competition would not be possible.

Introducing our 2023 Prizewinners

The Main Prize Sponsored by Wychavon District Council £1000

‘Into The Light’ by Paul Talbot-Greaves from Huddersfield, West Yorkshire (Watercolour)

Watercolour Prize sponsored by John Noott Galleries £500

‘Buzzard over Gospel Pass’ by John Harris from Inkberrow, Worcestershire.

Painting in Oils/Acrylics Prize sponsored by Priory Gallery  £500

‘Evening Light, Glebe Field’ by Ali Edgson from Chepstow, Monmouthshire.

Sculpture prize sponsored by Jason & Susan Lewis £500

‘Casper’ by Robert Page from Kenilworth, Warwickshire. (Bronze on Horton Stone)

Local Artist Prize sponsored by EFA Gallery (2 week exhibition)

‘Castaways’ by Sian Thomas from Eckington, Worcestershire. (Watercolour)

Visitor’s Choice Prize sponsored by The Lygon Arms Hotel Broadway (overnight stay for 2 with dinner)

‘Karine’ by Lindy Allfrey from Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire. (Oils)

Highly Commended:

Main Prize: Highly Commended

‘Feeding the Ducks and Geese at Coombe Abbey Country Park’ by Beth Watkins from Stivichall, Coventry.

Main Prize: Highly Commended

‘Perran’ by Sarah Hill from Whitney, Oxfordshire.

Oils Prize: Highly Commended

‘Karine’ by Lindy Allfrey from Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire.

Watercolour Prize: Highly Commended

‘Hellebores in Pink Jug’ by Vivienne Cawson from Ashby-de-la-Zouche, Leicestershire.

Sculpture Highly Commended

‘Tropical Depression’ by Samuel Cheeseman from Hampshire.

Local Artist Highly Commended

‘Gyr Falcon’ By Julian Stanley from Gloucester.

Visit the exhibition to see all the finalists

at Theatrebarn in Bretforton

The exhibition is open daily from 11am – 4pm Friday 6th – Sunday 15th October 2023 (free entry and free parking).