The 2018 Open Art Competition: ‘Reflection’
The theme for 2018 was ‘Reflection’. The competition was open to any artist, in any medium including photography, sculpture, film, ceramics and design makers. Thank you to everyone who entered, we had a record-breaking 925 entries from around the globe!
Over 200 of the entries were shown in a prestigious selling exhibition at Little Buckland Gallery throughout the 2018 Festival June 8-17.
Judging took place on the 24th May with the winners announced on the 25th May. The 2018 judging panel was chaired by the eminent engraver and printmaker Norman Ackroyd, RA.
Registration for the 2020 competition will open in September 2019.
Main Prize: ‘The River Runs Through It’ by Australian artist Jill Dunkerton, pictured with Norman Ackroyd RA
The Broadway Arts Festival Main Prize of £1000, sponsored by John Noott Galleries
Local Artist Prize: ‘Landscape of The Student Room-Bookshelf’ by Diana Green
The Local Artist’s Prize of £500, sponsored by The Richard Hagen Gallery.
New Entrant Prize: ‘Going Up’ The HSBC Building Reflected in The Hyatt Birmingham by Angela Dooley
The New Entrant Prize of £500, sponsored by Hazlewoods.
3D Prize: ‘Pebble Squared’ by Richard Cresswell
The 3D Prize of £500, sponsored by Little Buckland Gallery
Visitors’ Choice Prize: ‘Who’s That?’ by Aran Illingworth
The Visitors’ Choice Prize: £500 of framing sponsored by Richard Christie FrameMaker
The following pieces were Highly Commended
London Bridge in Arizona by Antonia Black
Birmingham Canal with Grace by Ronald Moore
Chat Moss by Malcolm Taylor
Reflecting Your Beauty by Cristina Celestini
Landscape III by Jackie White
Ripples Never Come Back by Elizabeth Cowell
Lagoon Study II by Ros Ford
Fishing Floats by Stephen Hubbard
Towards Uist from The Isle of Skye by Robin Richmond
Urban Marks No.6 by Tonie Rigby
Sycamore Falling by Viv Astling