Art Competition Judges 2024

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.


Tushar Sabale Artist Competition Judge

Tushar Sabale – Overall Competition Judge

Tushar Sabale is an award winning Indian born, British artist based in London.

He mainly paints from life and plein air in oil colours and places his work between Impressionism and Realism with some Luminist touches.

Tushar is an elected member of the prestigious ‘Wapping Group of Artists’ and ‘The British Plein Air Painters’. He is also the co-founder of ‘London Plein Air Painters Group’.

In both 2021 and 2022, Tushar has participated in and been a prize winner at  The Great Broadway Paint-Off.


Gary Thompson Artist Competition Judge

Gary Thompson – Best Entry from a Local Artist Judge

Having spent over two decades in the entertainment industry working in Music and TV production, Gary also brings a wealth of experience and knowledge through his understanding of the art world from 19th century Impressionism, modern British and contemporary artworks.
New on the High Street, Broadway Contemporary is delighted to support this year’s Best Entry from a Local Artist.
John Noott Art Dealer Judge

Sharon Stirling & Mark Ward – Oils/Acrylics Prize Judges

Sharon is a Trustee for Broadway Arts Festival and a keen supporter of the arts. While Sharon and Mark’s background hails from the health industry, both share an appreciation of history and the arts, particularly in relation to Worcestershire where they have lived for over twenty years.

Sharon first became involved in Broadway’s heritage as a trustee of The Broadway Museum and Art Gallery and together with Mark, were both active contributors in helping to raise funds for the museum.  Sharon joined as a trustee of the Broadway Arts Festival in 2021 as she wanted to be able to be involved in the festival and fundraising to support the bursaries and school programme.   Mark is currently a trustee of No. 8 in Pershore.  


John Noott Art Dealer Judge

John Noott – Founders Watercolour Prize Judge

Art dealer & festival special advisor, 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.


John Noott Art Dealer Judge

Jason Lewis (Trustee) – Sculpture/3D Prize Judge

Jason is an experienced charity trustee having been a trustee of Variety, the Children’s Charity between 2007 and 2022. He served as Chairman of the Board and for a number of years as Head of the Fundraising Committee. Variety is probably best know for its iconic Sunshine Coaches. Jason currently serves as a Commissioner of the Lansdowne Club in London.
With his wife, he is a director of a small property consultancy company. Jason and his wife buy and sell art specialising in lesser known works by well known artists.