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VAO Judges Announced

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, sculpture, photography, illustration and digital art. The overall winner of the competition will be awarded a cash prize of £1,000 as well as a stand worth £1,000 (incl lighting) at the Chester Arts Fair 2017.


Revealed - The VAO Judges

Frances Ackland Snow Cliff Richard MBE

Adrian Sumner Karen van Hoey Smith

Each of our four judges have been carefully selected by the VAO to represent a good balance of artists actively working in the international art world, art and antique collectors, and gallery representatives and curators.

For more information about each judge, click HERE where you will be redirected to our JUDGES page.