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The Bath Open Art Prize 2019 - #FaB19

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Selected Artists for the Bath Open Art Prize 2019


Abigail Wright

Anna Smith

Aga Karmole

Aine Kelley

Alexandra Hubinska

Ally Mcginn

Alison Reid

Alyson Minkley

Ana Bochina

Annabel Hood

Anthony Heywood

Antonia Glynne-Jones


Benedict Snowden

Bev Knowlden

Caitlin Griffiths

Caroline Elliott

Carrie Granger

Chloe Feldman

Christopher Bennett

Christopher Holloway

Clare Edge

Daniel Hollings

Daniel Turner

David Smith

Day Bowman

Debbie Lee

Elizabeth Woodger

Eoin Ryan

Emma Tuck

Esperanza Perkins

Fiona Campbell

Freddie Hong

Gemma McKenzie

Gillian Hawkins

Guy Lewis

Heather Greenough

Henry Finney

Henry Ward

James Carstairs

Jane Rollason

Janet Sang

Jaqueline Jones

Jenny Morse

Jo Teague

Jordan Eastwood

Judith and Peter Alder

Juliet Duckworth

Kate McDonnell

Katy Shepherd

Keith Busby

Kit Yan Chong

L. Montgomery

Ladina Clement

Leonie Bradley

Lorena Herrero

Mark Jay

Mary Jane Evans

Matt Hill

Melissa Wraxell

Naoka Takata

Nathalie Pymm

Nel Roche

Orsi Kozel

Patrick Hallisesey

Penny Stirling

Perry Harris

Peter Lazare

Phoebe Berger

Rachel McDonnell

Richard Stevens

Robert Birch

Robert Peaav

Ruth Piper

Shelley Dyer-Gibbins

Simon Taylor

Simon Tozer

Sin Park


Soomin Leong

Stella Tripp

Sue Hallisey

Suzanna Greenwood

Terence Powling

Tim Davies

Tracie Paisley

Wei Tan

Wen Hsi Harman

Zita Saffrette


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Our prizes and our kind sponsors


1st prize £250 sponsored by Andrews Property

2nd prize £100 sponsored by Society Café

People's Choice £50 art vouchers, sponsored by Minerva Arts Supplies

Exhibition Opportunity sponsored by 44ad Artspace: a solo exhibition in 44ad's basement gallery

Selected works exhibited at 44ad artspace during FaB Festival 2019 #FaB19 

1st Prize sponsored by Andrews Property

1st Prize sponsored by Andrews Property


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Now in its 9th year, The Bath Open Art Prize is one of the key open art prizes in the South West. Open to visual artists working in any medium, an eclectic and exciting mix of high level submissions are received; including video and installation as well as painting, print and 3D.

Developed as part of Fringe Arts Bath (FaB), alongside the established traditions, the prize welcomes more idiosynchratic and whimsical works that reflect FaB’s open approach.

From the many submissions received, works are selected for showing as part of a 2 week long exhibition at 44AD artspace in the centre of Bath.


Meet the Judges

Dr. Chris Stephens

Dr. Chris Stephens

Dr Chris Stephens

Stephens, director of the Holburne Museum since summer 2017, was previously Head of Displays at Tate Britain and the lead curator of Modern British Art. As well as responsibility for the planning and programming of the collection rehang there, he curated a number of exhibitions, including Francis Bacon in 2008, Henry Moore in 2010 and more recently David Hockney.

Having a particular interest and thorough knowledge of the artists of Cornwall, he has also been involved in a number of successful exhibitions at Tate St Ives including Barbara Hepworth and Peter Lanyon.


Sandra Porter RWA

Sandra Porter RWA

Sandra Porter RWA

Porter studied Fine Art at Stourbridge College of Art, gained an MA in Fine Art Painting from Chelsea School of Art and studied printmaking with Master Printmaker Dorothea Wight. 

A contemporary abstract artist interested in the symbiotic relationship between painting, drawing and printmaking Porter taught for many years and is now a full-time artist.

As well as running printmaking workshops and curating at the Black Swan Gallery in Frome she exhibits widely in the UK and abroad. Shows in 2018/19 include ‘The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize’ and ‘Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism’ at The RWA in Bristol.



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