Visual Art Open 2019

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Visual Arts Open have opened the second and final stage for 2019 applicants, set to close on the 28th of February. The competition is a celebration of artists working in one or more of the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, digital art and sculpture and young artists. There are some excellent prizes and finalists will be exhibited at Chester Arts Fair.


– Overall Winner – Cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works

-Commercial mentoring package

-Exclusive solo show decided in consultation with the winner

-Exhibition at Chester Arts Fair 2020 worth £1,000.

-Individual Categories – A cash prize of £250.00 will be awarded to the winner of each category.

Last years VAO finalists were exhibited in a sensory themed exhibition. We expect to conduct a similar event with this year’s finalists. Applications are open till the 28th of February 2019 so apply now, good luck!

More details are online at

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