Visual Art Open


29 Feb 2020
Opening times:

The finalists selected from the The Visual Art Open Competition will be exhibited at Chester Arts Fair on the 13th-15th November 2020, at Chester Racecourse, Chester.

13th November 6pm-9pm

14th November 10.30am-5pm

15th November 10.30am-5pm

The VAO competition is currently running in its fourth consecutive year and is open to both amateur and professional artists.

The primary goal of the awards is to reveal and establish artists' profiles in the contemporary art world. 

Prize Fund Worth £6000

  • All finalists invited to exhibit at the UKs largest artist art fair plus receive an annual membership to the Visual Artists Association

  • Cash Prizes £2,750 - Overall winner of the VAO will be awarded: Annual Mentorship Package, Cash prize of £1,000 to support the production of new works, plus solo show at Chester Art Fair 2021. £250.00 will be awarded for category winners.  

  • ALL SUBMISSIONS will receive promotion on social media and email coverage to 50,000, plus an invitation to the annual show.

Email Address: 
Event Address: 
Chester Racecourse