Those Who Affirm The Spontaneity Of Every Event

- Overall Winner -
Hamish Young, UK
- Young Artist -
Emma Bullo Taylor

- People's Choice - 

Roberta Mason

VAO 2019 WINNERS 

Thank you to everyone who took part in the VAO 2019 competition. This year we are proud to present the 7 Visual Art Open 2019 competition winners. As the competition grows stronger each year we are delighted to receive more applications from across the globe. This year artists entered from the Ukraine, Egypt, Lebanon, Russia, Taiwan, India, Belgium and Indonesia, just to name a few. We hope you enjoyed seeing this year's finalists at Chester Arts Fair 2019 and wish this year's artists the best of luck!

- Digital -
Sean Thomas Allen
-Painting & Mixed Media- 
Camilla Dowse
- Photography - 
Ali Sabouki
- Sculpture -
Nicola Beattie

Those Who Affirm The Spontaneity Of Every Event

- Overall Winner -
'Peck, Not Prick'
Rosemary Meza-DesPlas
- Young Artist -
'Thanksgiving' 
Jack Azagury-Slattery

- People's Choice Winner - 

'Caught on a Breeze'

Charlie Davies 

VAO 2018 WINNERS

We are proud to present the Visual Art Open 2018 competition winners. Following the success of the VAO 2017, we were once again delighted to receive applications from around the world. Our overall winner, Rosemary, will be returning to Chester from New Mexico, USA to showcase her artwork at the Chester Arts Fair 2019. This follows an exhibition for VAO 2018 finalists at the prestigious Chester Cathedral and subsequently at the Chester Arts Fair last November. We would like to thank everyone for applying and are looking forward to seeing the VAO 2019 entries. 

- Digital -
'Open Mind'
Gregoire A Meyer
- Painting, Printmaking, Mixed Media - 
'Re-Written'
Ziyan Zhang
- Photography - 
'Back Buttocks Stool 1'
Arwe
- Sculpture -
'Blue Orient'
Graeme Hawes

Those Who Affirm The Spontaneity Of Every Event

- Overall Winner -
- Painting, Mixed Media & Printmaking -
Ryota Matsumoto (Tokyo)

VAO 2017 WINNERS

We are proud to present the Visual Art Open 2017 competition winners. This was the first year of our art competition and we are delighted it was such a success. We had applications from across the world with a huge variety of techniques and materials used. Thank you to everyone who took part in our competition and we hope you'll apply again. 

- Sculpture -
Simone Zewnik (Germany)

Obstinata

The Author

Dave Study I

- Illustration -
Bradley Phelps  (England)

Theo

- Young Artist & People's Choice Award -
Indie Mae (England)