Art Competition Judges 2022

Malcolm Rogers art boston national portrait gallery

Malcolm Rogers – Overall Competition Judge

Malcolm was Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery in London, and for over twenty years, Director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He was awarded the CBE for services to the arts in Britain and America. In retirement in Broadway, he continues his active involvement in the arts as a trustee of a number of major museums on both sides of the Atlantic, and is Chairman of Trustees of the Broadway Museum and Art Gallery.


Jeremy Houghton Competition Judge

Jeremy Houghton – Overall Competition Judge

Renowned Broadway artist Jeremy Houghton paints journeys, sport and adventure to explore the essence of motion, favouring themes of light, space, movement and time. The subjects that characterise these scenes are illuminated by his focus on the spaces in which bodies linger, shimmer, move and often take flight.

The idea of ‘telling the untold story’ continues to inform Houghton’s considered approach to his artist-in-residence projects, which have punctuated his practice for the last twenty years. Invited to document the life of a number of high-profile communities, he shifts between the exceptional and the everyday, painting subjects ranging from sporting royalty, to the unhurried pace of tradition and wildlife.


Liz James Priory Gallery Broadway Judge

Liz James – Oils & Acrylics Category Judge

Liz James has been associated with 19th, 20th & 21st Century art for over 25 years and is the owner of Priory Gallery Broadway, developing contemporary art & sculpture.
Liz runs this bijou gallery with her daughter, Lucy. They have over six exhibitions a year promoting quality artists.

Annette Gorton Broadway Tower Judge

Annette Gorton – Sculpture / 3D Category Judge

Annette Gorton is owner and managing director of Broadway Tower Estate.
She has been responsible for heritage, conservation and museum interpretation at Broadway Tower for over 25 years. Her particular focus is on William Morris, Rossetti, Burne-Jones and the Arts & Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds. She is currently developing a sculpture trail on the estate.
John Noott Art Dealer Judge

John Noott – Watercolour Prize Judge

Art dealer & festival committee member, John and his family have been successfully art dealing in Broadway for over forty years, and have a keen commercial eye for what is a good picture.
He lives in the house where, in 1885, John Singer Sargeant painted ‘Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose’, and was inspired to celebrate the long tradition of painting and the arts in Broadway by starting the Broadway Arts Festival over 10 years ago.


Annette Gorton Broadway Tower Judge

Amy McLelland – Local Artist Category Judge

Amy is a member of the festival Management Committee and commercial art dealer at EFA Gallery in Solihull.

She is a strong believer in art being accessible to all, and is well known for making the world of ‘commercial art’ welcoming to people of all budgets, experience and backgrounds. With a BA (Hons) Fine Art degree from Bath Spa University, several Artist Residencies (including funding by the Arts Council England) and years of practice holding exhibitions across the Midlands, Amy is very keen on developing the art competition as an opportunity for up and coming artists to boost awareness of their practices and sell their artworks to new collectors.