The National Open Art Competition 2013

The Message - John Brennan, 2013, oil on canvas, 70 x 50 x 4 cm

'The Message' has been selected for my sixth open show of 2013, in The National Open Art Competition . This is the painting's third success, having previously been shortlisted in Neo Art Prize 2013 and selected for inclusion in Bare Hill Publishing's book, 'The State of Art'

Competition website

The National Open Art Competition

Exhibition venues

The Royal College of Art - Oct 25th to Nov 7th 2013

The Minerva Theatre, Chichester - Nov 14th - Nov 30th 2013


Brian Sewell: His artistic conservatism and his acerbic views of The Turner Prize and much Contemporary Art have made Brian both feared and revered.

Dr Barbara Rae CBE RA RE: Dr Barbara Rae trained at Edinburgh's College of Art moving to Glasgow to lecture at Charles Rennie Macintosh's illustrious School of Art until working full time as an acclaimed artist and printmaker.

Michael Hoppen: Michael Hoppen sits on the Tate Gallery Modern Photography committee; The Coesia/GD4 Art Committee in Bologna,Italy; The John Kobal Foundation Committee and the Advisory Committee for the Renaissance Photography Award.

David Middleton: From the board of our headline sponsor, TOWRY The Wealth Adviser, he joins the judging panel not as a member of the art world but as a judge representing the opinions of any art loving member of the public.

James Green: James is Assistant Director at Stephen Friedman Gallery and is a trustee of The Chichester Art Trust.