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PRESS ARTICLES - 2018
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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