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National Open Art Competition 2014
September 24, 2014


The National Open Art Competition, proudly sponsored by ACS, opens at Somerset House this weekend. Providing a truly open and fair platform for UK artists to exhibit, sell and promote their work, the annual NOA Competition produces a multitude of exhibitions and interactive events throughout its run. Now in its 18th year the premier open art competition, chaired by ACS Trustee Neil Lawson Baker, aims to nurture the creative talent of emerging and professional artists alike.

The NOA Competition 2014 is an incredibly exciting time for ACS. Not only are we delighted to sponsor the Competition, we are very pleased to announce that ACS member Rosie Emerson has been invited to be Artist in Residence during the exhibition at Somerset House.


The artist will be working in situ between the 8th – 13th of October to create a brand new piece of her unique, responsive art inspired by the surrounding Neoclassical architecture.



In addition, ACS member Norman Ackroyd is directly involved with the NOA Competition 2014 as one of four esteemed judges. Responsible for shortlisting the diverse display of works including paintings, drawings, photography, wall hung installations and even computer generated art, Norman Ackroyd will also assist the Competition by distributing the £60,000 of prize money to artists – including the annual Artists’ Collecting Society Visitors’ Choice Award. More information, including a full listing of exhibitions and talks, is available online.


Until 25 Oct
Daily 10.00am to 6.00pm
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA