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WHO WE ARE
To provide opportunities for artists to promote their work and encourage them to pursue a life in art.
To give artists a gateway to exhibit and promote their work, regardless of background.
To engage and educated the wider public with a cross-section of the best British and Irish contemporary art today.
Our Core Values
- Open to all
- High profile judges
- Complete anonymity in judging
- Judged on talent, not connections
- Affordable competition entry fees for artists, students and young people, and children
- Free admission to the annual National Open Art Exhibition
- To be approachable and friendly
The History of National Open Art
In 1995, The Duke of Richmond who resides at Goodwood, Chichester on the South Coast of England, had a personal vision to see Chichester become Nationally and internationally known as a “City of The Arts” by 2020, so he founded the Chichester Art Trust, a not for profit arts charity which now administrates the annual National Open Art Competition and it’s subsequent annual National Open Art Exhibitions.
To some extent, his vision has been realized, by virtue of the immense number of Arts and Heritage facilities in the immediate area. These include; Chichester Festival Theatre; Pallant House Gallery; The Cass Sculpture Foundation; West Dean College; Chichester Cathedral; Goodwood House and Petworth House with their art treasures and major international events; Chichester University and Chichester College Arts Faculties; Fishbourne Roman Palace; The Oxmarket Gallery; The Chichester Art Trail and many others. Nearby Arundel also has an abundance of treasures and immense history.
On 1st January 2014 The Duke of Norfolk took on the role of President of National Open Art NOA.
His Grace The Duke of Richmond
His Grace The Duke of Norfolk
Gavin Turk YBA
David Stileman (Chairman)
Neil Lawson Baker (Trustee Emeritus)
Trevor James (Treasurer)
Competition & Exhibitions Director
Database and Techie
Press and Media
Hester Phillips of Cut Through PR
Website Design and Management
Mzuri Design of Liphook
If you would like to know more or would be willing to support us in any way, please contact Amanda Kings on 07986 697 693 or at [email protected]