A totally open submission, inviting responses with no restrictions or theme, open to all contemporary visual artists, from across the globe, working in any medium.
Now in it's 6th year, the Bath Open Art Prize has included contemporary works of all types, by up-and-coming artists, established makers, and a few who don't fit any mould out there. in 2016 two painters and an installation artist won prizes, in previous years woodblock print and video works have also received awards.
Chosen works will be exhibited during FaB Festival 2017 at 44AD artspace, 25 May - 11 June.
The Bath Open Art Prize guest judges for 2017 are Robert Luzar and Rowan Lear, who will select works for the exhibition along with Anna Kot, Arran Hodgson and Scarlett Mosnier from the FaB committee.
Rowan Lear is an artist and writer, PhD candidate at UWL and co-Director of Bristol Biennial. Lear curated In Other Words as part of FaB13 while finishing her Fine Art MA, and we are excited to have her back. www.rowanlear.co.uk
Robert Luzar is an artist, writer, researcher, and educator. Throughout his works, Luzar investigates forms of mark-making through drawing, often within live-art performance, two-person actions, video, photography, painting, and installation. Luzar exhibited in FaB16's Minimalism in Architectural Spaces. www.robertluzar.com
First Prize £250
Second Prize £75
Exhibition Opportunity Award: a solo show at 44AD artspace
People's Choice: £50 art vouchers
Once works have been hung, 1st, 2nd and Exhibition Opportunity prizes will be awarded, with the People's Choice announced at the overall prize giving reception on 9th June.
A big thank you to our generous sponsors for their support. Fist Prize from Andrews property agents www.andrewsonline.co.uk. Second Prize from Society Cafe www.society-cafe.com. People's Choice vouchers from Minerva Arts Supplies www.minervaartsupplies.co.uk. Exhibition Opportunity from 44AD artspace www.44AD.net.
Submission deadline 28th April 2017
Selected artists notified by 11th May 2017