Jackson's Open Art Prize 2016 - Shortlisted

Invocation - John Brennan, 2016, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 x 4 cm

Invocation - John Brennan, 2016, oil on canvas, 100 x 100 x 4 cm

Excited to discover that my painting, Invocation, has been shortlisted for the Jackson's Open Art Prize 2016. Many thanks to the selectors, now to the judging! More about the prize from the organisers:

The Jackson’s Open Art Prize had a huge response with 3100 artists submitting their drawings, paintings and prints.  After much deliberation the Jackson’s panel selected 410 for a long-list of really excellent work that was announced 15th April.  As the next step of the selection process our panel of six expert judges have now chosen their favourites from that list creating a short-list of 54 artworks that are shown below. Congratulations to all the artists whose work was selected for the short-list! They have been emailed with the good news.

The judges are: painter and gallery director Carlos de Lins, artist and head printmaking tutor Hillary Daltry, painter and tutor Hugo Grenville, artist and freelance journalist James Hobbs, artist and winner of the BBC Big Painting Challenge Paul Bell, and artist and curator Sarah Sparkes.  You can read more about the judges in their earlier interviews on the Jackson’s blog.