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Applications to the VAO competition are welcome from both UK and International participants from the key listed visual arts categories:

Painting / Mixed Media / Printmaking
Illustration / Drawing
Emerging Artist / Young Artist (Under 24)

Please note that the deadline for applications has been extended to 28 February

See website below

The Visual Art Open [VAO] is a NOT FOR PROFIT event and is administered by a panel of experienced accredited independent art experts.

 The competition is open to both amateur and professional artists, working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, painting, photography, digital art and sculpture. 

The aim is to give UK and International visual artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. The awards permit artists to build sustained and strategic partnerships with art galleries and creative practitioners. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, selling and showcasing their work to art critics and art buyers alike.