February 15, 2018

Indie Mae from Falmouth, Cornwall is 2017’s ‘Young Artists’ category winner for the Visual Art Open Awards. Her oil on canvas artwork, ‘Theo’, wowed the judges and visitors to the Chester Arts Fair. As the young artist category winner Indie was awarded £250.00 to be us...

January 19, 2018

As all artists know, art competitions are a brilliant opportunity to develop a career within the art world, gain exposure and develop an artist’s self-confidence. Applying for an art competition is an excellent way to show that you're serious about your work and are ca...

December 20, 2017

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who submitted their work for the 2017 Visual Art Open Award, and made the first year of the award a success!

Visitors to the Chester Arts Fair at the Racecourse, from the 17th to the 19th of November last year, were treated to a VAO exh...

January 2, 2017

Deadline for the newest art competition Visual Art Open - EXTENDED. You now have until 28 February to submit your application for judging. The competition is a great opportunity to further your career and passion for the arts - and win lots of exciting prizes ...

October 7, 2016

Call For Entries - Visual Art Open Prize  


Applications have already started coming in fast for the 2016 Visual Art Open Prize. The competition is open to both amateur and professional artists working in one or more of the following mediums: drawing, printing, painting...