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Open Art 2018

Open Art 2018New Forest Open Art Competition 2018 Now Open!

With its stunning landscape, picture postcard views and magnificent wildlife, the New Forest is an environment like no other. 

So if you are an artist and enjoy capturing the beauty of this unique area, why not enter the New Forest Open Art Competition?

The competition is run by the New Forest Centre with sponsorship from ExxonMobil at the Fawley Refinery and supported by the New Forest National Park Authority.

There are four prizes offered:

  • 1st - £500
  • 2nd - £300
  • 3rd - £100
  • People's Prize - £100
The work submitted must be of, or about, the New Forest National Park. Paintings, drawings, prints (not reproductions), photography, textiles, craftwork and mixed media created since July 2014 are all eligible provided they meet the display and size criteria (included with the competition entry form).

Artists may submit a maximum of three pieces and the submission day for the competition are 1 and 2 July between 10am and 2pm at the New Forest Centre. Further details and the entry form can be downloaded below.

All artwork shortlisted by a panel of judges will be included in the New Forest Open Art Exhibition which will take place at the New Forest Centre Gallery from 14 July to 8 September 2018.

Last year’s Open Art winner was Sandra Binney (centre) with her painting ‘Well Hello’.


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