WHO WE ARE

Our Vision

 

To provide opportunities for artists to promote their work and encourage them to pursue a life in art.

 

Our Mission

 

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.

 

Founder

His Grace The Duke of Richmond

 

President

His Grace The Duke of Norfolk

 

Patron

Ronnie Wood

 

Vice Presidents

Daniel Hodson

Michael Smith

Gavin Turk YBA

 

Trustees

Neil Lawson Baker (Chairman)

Melanie Beharrell

Viscountess Bridgeman

Gail Gower

Neil Harvey

Neil Holland

Trevor James (Treasurer)

Kate Thorpe

Nigel Wainwright

 

Competition & Exhibitions Director

Amanda Kings

 

Creative Director

Kate Thorpe

 

Database and Techie

Anne Menzies

 

Marketing Manager

Cloe Barrett

 

Social Media

Jane Allan

 

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]

SPONSOR

London Wall Partners

SUPPORTERS

Seaward
The Arts Club
Artists' Collecting Society
Chichester University
Cass Art
The Foyle Foundation
Anthony Ward Thomas
Belmond Hotels
World First
Welsh Award - Twr y Felin
Russell Fairbrass

PARTNERS

Galleries Magazine
Explore Learning
MS Amlin
Pallant House Gallery
Mercers' Company
Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Art Rooms

ASSOCIATED WITH

British Journal of Photography
Artlyst
Chichester College
Bridgeman
Be Smart About Art
ArtPakk
ArtJobs
ArtWeek
CutThroughPR
Unity Studios
House of Fairy Tales