THE NOA TEAM

David Stileman | Chairman

David Stileman | Chairman

This is my first year as chairman of National Open Art, and I’m grateful to the incredible work NOA’s former chair Neil Lawson Baker has done over the past ten years to ensure the competition is now the leading, independent national open art prize.

NOA is supported at the highest level with an unrivalled network amongst the art community, galleries and commentators. We provide a fair and open platform for both emerging and professional artists to exhibit, sell and promote their work and award over £60,000 in prizes and awards each year.

I’m immensely excited at the prospect of developing the talents of many more artists through National Open Art and playing a part in developing the National Open Art Competition further.

 

David FM Stileman

NOA. National Open Art

Chairman


CONTACT


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Amanda Kings | Competition & Exhibitions Director

Amanda Kings | Competition & Exhibitions Director

This is my 9th year of being involved with NOA. I’m always at the end of the phone to help with general queries, I arrange all aspects of the competition, organise the judging venues, and get works to and from these venues and liaise with the Judges.

 

I also arrange the Exhibition venues and put on the exhibitions, helping with the curating, and the Private Views.

 

I have the dubious task of being the Trust’s accountant so it is up to me to prepare our budgets and to balance the books at the end of each year.

 

I am always happy to help you with any problems or to put you in touch with Anne if I am unable to help ~ so please never worry about contacting me either by email or by phone.


CONTACT


Email: [email protected]   Tel: 07986 697693

Kate Thorpe | Creative Director & Trustee

Kate Thorpe | Creative Director & Trustee

My relationship with National Open Art has been long and fruitful, starting when I designed a poster for one of their first exhibitions 19 years ago. In the proceeding years, I worked with clients in West Sussex, London and Europe creating brands and designing logos for businesses in a wide range of sectors. I now work extensively for NOA as creative director – creating and progressing the visual brand, leading design, and jointly overseeing marketing and copywriting. It’s my job to ensure that the vision and message of the charity are conveyed to artists, consumers and sponsors.

 

I’m so lucky to have a diverse job with such a lovely team; our work constantly evolves throughout the year and never stops. From the first entries to the judging process, event planning the exhibition and the big nights when we open to the public, each part is very rewarding. A very old friend of mine said to me “You have your perfect job don’t you!”… he was right.

 

Being a Trustee of this wonderful arts charity is an honour.


CONTACT


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Cloe Barrett BA Hons |  Marketing Director

Cloe Barrett BA Hons | Marketing Director

I work for NOA three days a week on the organisation's marketing, communications, and operations as well as working closely with Hester in PR and advertising. It is a pleasure and a wonderful charity... I am surrounded by beautiful art, by our lovely artists and a very small dedicated and passionate team of creative individuals.

 

My favourite time of the year has to be the 2nd round of judging when the 500 or so shortlisted artworks are delivered - it's just like Christmas! It is so inspiring and exciting to unwrap all the art which we have grown to know and love. Some of the work simply takes your breath away and surprises you when you see it for the first time. It is a real privilege. I feel very lucky to be part of such a positive and most worthy cause.


CONTACT


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Anne Menzies | Technical Support

Anne Menzies | Technical Support

This is my 10th year working for NOA, looking after the database, checking images, generating information for the catalogue, sorting out technical problems, sending out emails, etc.

 

I'm always happy to help out with your pictures, if you are having difficulties getting them to the right size or cropping them; just email them to me with what you want done to them and I'll try to get them back to you within 24 hours. BUT, please don't leave it until the last minute!


CONTACT


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Jane Allan | Social Media Manager

Jane Allan | Social Media Manager

 

It is a privilege to be able to connect with so many wonderful people on social media and share as much work and as many insights from the art world as possible.
I have been lucky enough to work with NOA since 2013 and am proud that we have built such a great social community in that time.

Best of all I love meeting the artists behind the profiles at our exhibitions!

 

 


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Neil Lawson Baker | Trustee Emeritus

Neil Lawson Baker | Trustee Emeritus

From 2008 to early 2018 I was privileged to be a pro active CEO and Chairman of Chichester Art Trust and with a wonderful team spent a large amount of my life involved with the competition and its exhibitions.


CONTACT


Email: [email protected]   Tel: 07802 896 073

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