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David Hughes the Poet. Simon Goss.Oil on Canvas. 60x46cm_

OPEN 24 winning entry by Simon Goss




Saturday 4th - Saturday 24th February 2024


10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Tuesday to Saturday

We are delighted to present our 6th Annual Open Art Exhibition taking place once again this year at Studio 40. 

Our annual Open competition is open to anyone and is a celebration of art and craft from artists and makers throughout Wales and beyond. 

Three prize-winners are selected from the exhibited entries each year, with a first prize of a solo exhibition at the gallery, second prize of £100 and a third prize of £50. The winners will be announced on the day of the opening on Saturday 4th February.


The selection is made by a changing panel of invited selectors each year, thus encouraging various viewpoints. This year, the judges were last year's winner Heather Littlejohns, Colin Davies and Lloyd Williams.

The competition provides a great opportunity for contemporary artists to experiment with new work and fresh ideas, combining traditional skills with creative originality. We received a host of impressive entries again this year and we are delighted to share a selection of the winners and selected entries with you on our video of the exhibition which is showing at our gallery in Queen Street.

We hope you will enjoy browsing the exhibition online, if you are interested in purchasing any of the work, please contact the gallery.

This year’s exhibitors are -

Alec Lewis, Alicja Bronowska, Alison Richards, Amanda Puleston ,Anya Ward, Chelsea Summers, Christine Matchett, Colin Barfoot, Conway Rowland, David Henry, David Williams, Dorothy Morris, Elain McLennan, Ezma Zhao, Fiona Stevens, Gaynor Fuge, Graham Parker, Hannah Sharpe, Janet Monczak, Jenny John, Judith Towle-Jones, Karen Pendry, Katheryn Moore, Leighton Evans, Lorraine Howells, Marilyn John, Melanie Fritz, Michelle Slee, Myles Mansfield, Myra Morgan, Pam Murray, Paul Steer, Phil Alder, Rachel Cortazzi, Rebecca Scott, Remo Polledri, Robert Taylor, Rosemary Cassidy-Buswell, Sandra Wintle, Simon Goss, Steven Evans, Stuart Thomas, Toni Davies, Tracey Lewis, Veronca Flynn, Vicky Ellis, Vivienne Lewis

Congratulations to the winner's - first place went to Simon Goss for 'David Hughes the Poet', second place went to Alison Richards for 'Snowfall'and 3rd place went to Judith Towle-Jones for 'Beer Beach in Devon'. 

A big thankyou to all our contestants, we really appreciate your taking part and wish you every success in all your future artistic endeavours.

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