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MEDIA COVERAGE - 2018
MID ULSTER COUNCIL THU, 10 MAY 2018
Kyle has won various prestigious awards throughout his career including Northern Ireland Artist of the Year in the National Open Art Competition, the Tyrone Guthrie Residency and in 2017 he was awarded the Whyte's Award at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.
THE PRESS TUE, 8 MAY 2018
She entered 33 art competitions while starting out and was accepted into three. In 2015 she was given the Young Artist's Award and £5000 ($9660) at the National Open Art competition, which she said gave her a much-needed leg up into the professional art world.
RABLEY DRAWING CENTRE THU, 26 APR 2018
NOA17 Selected Artist, Tom Cartmill was winner of the SKETCH 2017, Rabley Print Edition Prize and we are delighted to present his new publication ‘A Fragment’ at the London Original Print fair. This work is the culmination of the project that has enabled him to translate his beautiful drawing into an intaglio print.
ARTCAN MON, 23 APR 2018
I began entering my work into open exhibitions in 2011, and I now have collectors in London, Cornwall and Spain. I’ve previously been shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition and the Visual Open Art Competition, and I’ve participated in #TwitterArtExhibit three times.
LUMI ARTS SAT, 21 APR 2018
Ronis Varlaam is both an abstract and representational painter and he believes in the primacy of painting. He has taken part in more than 30 exhibitions. He has been shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2015 and selected for the Creekside Open in 2011 and 2017, the Discerning Eye 2016 and National Open Art 2016.
ARTIST EXPOSURE TUE, 10 APR 2018
Okafor was educated at St Ignatius’ College in Enfield, where at the age of 15 he began to hone his talent for drawing. He did a Foundation Art & Design course at City and Guilds Art School (2005–06), and went on to study at Middlesex University (2006–09), graduating with a BA degree in Fine Art. Awards he has won include the Catherine Petitgas Visitors Choice Prize, part of the National Open Art Competition.
AND OTHER POEMS MON, 7 APR 2018
In late 2017, Greg Gilbert was diagnosed with stage 4 bowel cancer. Through poetry and prose he is documenting this journey and the impact it is having on his creativity. As lead singer of the band Delays he has released 4 albums and toured internationally. As an artist his work has been exhibited at The Royal Academy Summer exhibition, winning Best in the South of England at the National Open Art Competition. 2019 will see a solo exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery of drawings made whilst undergoing chemotherapy that will run alongside that of Leonardo da Vinci. Greg Gilbert on Twitter @GregDelays Instagram @greggilbert_artist
NIJI MAGAZINE WED, 4 APR 2018
Catherine began entering her work into open exhibitions in 2011, and now has pieces in collections in London, Cornwall and Spain. She has previously been shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition and the Visual Open Art Competition.
AUTHENTIC TUE, 13 MAR 2018
Born in Poland in 1984, Bartosz Beda relocated to the UK in 2008 to study at the Manchester School of Art. After graduating in 2012 with a MA in Fine Art, Beda was selected for the 2012 Catlin Art Guide as the most promising emerging artist in the UK. Short-listed for the Title Art Prize, the Door Prize, and The Saatchi New Sensations 2012, he won the esteemed National Open Art Torwy Award for the Best of the North of England in 2012.
EAST LONDON PRINTMAKERS SAT, 10 MAR 2018
Gini Wade studied printmaking and graphic design at the Central School of Arts & Crafts (now Central St Martins) and worked as an illustrator and children's book author for many years. She was a post-graduate student at the University of Aberystwyth from 2007-10 and was awarded an MA in Fine Art, with distinction. She specialised in lithography with Paul Croft RE.
She is based in mid-Wales where she makes prints. Home 2- Regeneration was the winner of the Welsh Regional Prize in the National Open Art Competition 2016.
BUZZFEED SUN, 18 FEB 2018
ART, LIFE AND AN ARTIST By Fred1735
One of the most natural occurrences that have followed man through the process of civilization is art. Article on Bartosz Beda winner of the North of England Award.
CONTEMPORARY BRITISH PAINTING SAT, 17 FEB 2018
13 January - 29 March 2018
Tom Down is originally from Birmingham and lives and works in London. Down graduated in 2008 with a BA in Fine Art-Painting from Wimbledon College of Arts. He has recently exhibited at the 2017 London Art Fair and the 2016 Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. He was shortlisted for the 2016 Beep Wales painting prize and the 2015 National Open Art competition.
PARSONS FINE ARTS TUE, 13 FEB 2018
Cara Nahaul won the Heart of England prize at the National Open Art Competition (2009) and was selected for the John Moores Painting Prize at the Walker Art Gallery for the Liverpool Biennial (2010).
Trade Gallery | 33 Seely Road Nottingham UK NG7 1NU
15 Feb - 10 Mar 2018
6 - 9 PM
EVENTFINDA MON, 12 FEB 2018
This weeks guest artist is Jui Pin Chang.
Creativity Talks by The Learning Connexion are from visiting artists, current students and graduates, and tutors.
Chang’s paintings were selected and nominated as finalists in the National Open Art competition in the UK in 2008.
LOVE ART INSURANCE THU, 8 FEB 2018
Rise Art Prize 2018 Newsdesk
Being a long-time admirer of Gina Soden’s work made her a standout winner for me. Gina picked up both the Photography Award and UK Artist of the Year. Her first solo show – ‘Emergence’ at Eye Like Gallery in 2014 was written about on this blog. Gina also holds the accolade of 2013 National Open Art ‘Emerging Artist of the Year‘.
PHDANCER'S TEAPOT FRI, 2 FEB 2018
‘Girl with Freckles’ – Painting by Martha Zmpounou By Sarah Fletcher
National Open Art run a huge art competition and exhibition in the UK every year, which I was introduced to in 2017 when two artists I know through work, Richard Groom and Kurt Buckley, had works accepted into the exhibition.
I chose ‘Girl with Freckles’ initially because a) it is watercolour, one of my most beloved mediums, and b) I love faces with freckles.
KEIGHLEY NEWS WED, 31 JAN 2018
Ben takes art on road to Scotland By David Mason
The acclaimed artist is displaying his paintings in Bingley, Harrogate, Thornton, and St Abbs in Scotland. Ben Snowden was a finalist in the National Open Art competition 2015 at the Royal College of Art in London.
GLAMORGAN GEM LTD NEWSPAPER TUE, 30 JAN 2018
In 2017 Pamela Jones was a finalist in the 21st National Open Art Exhibition, London and exhibited alongside work by Damien Hirst and Sir Peter Blake.
ART REPUBLIC MON, 29 JAN 2018
From here, Soden's career exploded: a succession of prestigious awards poured in, from Emerging Artist of the Year, National Open Art, in October 2013, to finalist for Sky Arts Master of Photography TV competition, in May 2016.
WALL STREET INTERNATIONAL MON, 29 JAN 2018
Joint First Prize Winner of NOA 2010 and a painter of the urban scene, Emma Haworth's oil on linen compositions are built from her meticulous observation of the ebb and flow of modern metropolitan life.
31 Jan — 24 Feb 2018
Rebecca Hossack Gallery
2a Conway Street,
London W1T 2NA
ETCETERA THU, 25 JAN 2018
April Jackson, shortlisted for the National Open Art Exhibition in 2016, is a painter and printmaker, whose current endeavor relies on the process of pouring, soaking and staining the canvas, creating abstract forms.
Daniel Raphael Gallery, 26 Church Street, Marylebone, NW8 8EP
Call 020 7724 7230 or visit danielraphael.co.uk
Open Tuesday to Saturday, 9.30am - 5.30pm.
COMMUNITY ARTS PARTNERSHIP, BELFAST THU, 18 JAN 2018
Northern Ireland Artist of 2011, Kyle Barnes brings a collection of large-scale portraits of Veterans to the Burnavon Arts Centre, Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland. The work primarily considers the personal impact of each person’s experience and the ways their life has been changed as a result.
CARPE DIEM TUE, 16 JAN 2018
Prepare to succeed: How will you joyfully juggle professional and personal demands whilst safeguarding your creativity and maintaining good health in 2018?
International Artist Rod McIntosh, recent winner of the National Open Art Emerging Artist award 2017, will be in conversation with Be Smart About Art Founder, entrepreneur Susan J Mumford.
FROM 1 BLOGGER 2 ANOTHER MON, 15 JAN 2018
21st National Open Art Exhibition – 2017 By Moorezart
Andrew Holmes is very pleased to hear that a still life he painted earlier this year – ‘Portrait of a Lemon Meringue’ – is to be included in the NOA, (National Open Art), 2017 Exhibition.
CNBC THU, 11 JAN 2018
MS Amlin also sponsored two categories in the U.K.'s National Open Art awards in November 2017, with artist Marguerite Horner winning the insurer's brief to portray "continuity in an uncertain world," with a striking painting of a makeshift church at the refugee jungle camp in Calais in 2014.
CASS ART THU, 11 JAN 2018
NOA artist, Martyn Burdon, who was one of the 2017 selected artists for the BP Portrait Award.
"I just try to capture truthfully what I see when I meet someone. Any portrait is usually as much about the artist as it is about the sitter, so in one of my paintings, I think you are just seeing my individual understanding of another person. You are seeing them, reflected off me. I also try not to flatter anyone that I paint or draw, I just try to be honest."
Martyn Burdon gained a BSc (Hons) in product design from Brunel University and works in retail design. His artwork has been in group exhibitions including the National Open Art Competition, 2016.
I NEWS TUE, 9 JAN 2018
NOA17 Artist Denise Felkin in the spotlight; My photographic series challenges the negative idea that childless women are selfish, says Denise Felkin. 'Childless or Childfree? Women who do not have children, by choice or circumstance.'
PANAY NEWS TUE, 9 JAN 2018
Hablo, Laporga push faults, imperfection in ‘Not So Sacred’ By Rhick Lars Vladimer Albay
Laporga won the 2012 GSIS National Open Art Competition (abstract category) with his piece “A Flat Form of Reason” and explored faults and hard emotions with introspective pieces “Pain,” “Scars,” and “Not Useless” in that same year.
MAKING A MARK MON, 8 JAN 2018
Selected artists for Columbia Threadneedle Prize Exhibition 2018 By Katherine Tyrrell
This year, a staggering 36 NOA artists were selected for the Absolutely delighted to see so many familiar artists in the Columbia Threadneedle Prize this year. Beautiful exhibition, made all the better by so many fab #NOAartists. Congratulations to everyone, but we had to make 36 special mentions to:
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