The Harley Open Exhibition is a celebration of 2D art, and gives artists, whether just starting out and experimenting, or experienced professionals the perfect opportunity to showcase their work.

Over the years, we have received entries from across the world as well as wonderful works from local artists, with a truly diverse selection of artworks in a variety of styles and media. Many of the pieces are for sale, allowing visitors the chance to purchase original artworks at a range of prices.

Key dates: 

  • Delivery of shortlisted artwork for final selection: 7- 11  July 2020, 11am – 3pm.
  • Judges final selection: 13 July 2020.
  • Successful entries announced on website: 14 July 2020.
  • Exhibition dates: 1 August – 1 November 2020.
  • Prizegiving party: TBC

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Shortlisted entries from the digital round are:

Alan Huntley, Reedbeds

Alistair Mavin, Self-portrait from Travelcard

Amelia Fulton, Heart

Andrea Parsons, Funky Fungi

Andrea Parsons, Rainbow Funky Fungi

Anette Holt, Winter Mirage

Anette Holt, Autumnal Reflection

Angela Maloney, Simple Sanctuary

Angela Maloney, The Garden

Angelo Murphy, Metal Teapot

Anna Turner, Anterior

Anne Stansfield, After Harry

Anne Samuel, Poached Eggs and Mushrooms from the Gallery Café

April Virgoe, Canopy

Arantza Pardo, Study of Phenomenon No. 3

Arantza Pardo, Study of Phenomenon No. 5

Ashley Allen, Crow

Ashley Allen, The Frog

Beth Walker, Bromelia

Bryan Ecceshall, Saint Bartholomew Dreaming of Martin Kippenberger Dreaming of Théodore Géricault’

Callie Greaves, It Happened To The Best (And The Rest) Of Us

Carole Heys, Winter Sky, The British Sugar Factory, Newark

Caroline Quincey, The Greenhouse #3

Caroline Greyling, 1993

Carolyn Blake, The Day Now Far Spent 9

Carolyn Blake, The Day Now Far Spent 1

Carrie Pletscher, The Advocate

Catherine Ray, Lime Tree Avenue

Ceri Graham, Sundowning One

Ceri Graham, Sundowning Two

Charlie Howarth, One Last “Whoo-Hoo!”

Charlie Howarth, Bedroom Filling With Smoke

Charlotte Dawson, Ten To One, Imperial, Leather Painting

Charlotte Dawson, Encircle

Chris Cooper, Let Them Eat Cake

Christopher Dale, Black Beach

Christopher Dale, Newborough Moon

Clee Claire Lee, Root

Courtney Dilks, Extinction

Craig Longmuir, Burbage

Craig Longmuir, Curbar Edge, Gritstone in the Rain

Daniel Cullen, Fall 3

Daniel Roberts, Pickled Shellfish

David Supper, Up and Down

David Mayne, Breathing Space

David Gurney, Bread on Wood

David Gurney, Intruder

David Wiliams, Distorted Reflection

David Wiliams, Drop Out

David Crouch, Expressive Landscapes

Deb Allitt, Walking in Autumn Woods, Kedleston Park

Deb Allitt, Breezy Autumn Walk

Deborah Lee, This Is Not My Green Chair

Denis Peach, Gaunless River in Spring

Diane Griffin, The Hidden Seeps

Elena Mclaren, He Said, She Said

Emily Cartwright, Point Eight

Emily Sidwell, Awaken The City

Emma Gardner, View II

Emma Gardner, View III

Erika Stira, ….. And No Brakes, No Steering Wheel

Fiona Buck, Meadow I

Gabbi Patterson, Starfish

Gail Moody, Self Portrait

Galina Belinscaia, Silver Birch Landscape

Geoff Litherland, Now and Not Yet

Geoff Litherland, Tangle Formations

George Turner-Gale, Tippos Tiger

Georgia Peskett, Light #1 (Sojourn 2019)

Georgia Peskett, Light #2 (Sojourn 2019)

Giles Davies, ‘Captivate my Heart’ (Californian poppies)

Jill Edwards, Juxtapose

Graham Firth, Extended Family

Graham Firth, Dog Lovers

Hannah Cawthorne, The Garden of the Future

Hannah Cawthorne, Leó on the Beach

Helen Lewis, Design in Nature

Holly Clifford, The Edale Skyline – Contour Map Wall Sculpture

Ingrid Wiggins, Follow the Children

Isaac Hepworth, Aging with Grace

Isaac Hepworth, To Be Frank

Jackie Berridge, Lost in Space Too

Jackie Berridge, Escape Rooms 2

Jane Wilson-Smith, Paired

Jane Wilson-Smith, Apostle Spoons

Jane Mellor, Access Denied: Covid19

Janet Wootton, East Meets West

Janet Wootton, Wildflower Meadow

Janet Beautyman, Snake in a Cleft

Jaqueline Warrington, Andrew and the Fish

Jaqueline Warrington, Francis and the Birds

Jayne Cooper, The Laughing Bridesmaid

Jayne-Anita Smith, Reliquary

Jeanie Clark, Fossil

Jeanie Clark, Time

Jennifer Margaret Jones, Summer19

Jenny Oldknow, Park Lane, Heage

Jenny Zigzag, Isolation 2

Jenny Zigzag, Isolation 3

Jerry Daniel, Curbar Oak

Jill Davies, Woodland Walk

Jim McElvaney, Going Home

Jo Morley, Flamingo

Jodie Wells, Red Stallion

Jodie Wells, Bee Kind

Joseph Sheldon, Defender on the Beach

Joseph Sheldon, Hole in the Wall

Judith Tucker, Dark Marsh: Winter Tangle

Judith Tucker, Dark Marsh: Winter Samphire

Julian Wright, Spanish Self Portrait

Julie Leggett, Wave

Karen McInnes, The Journey Home 1

Karen McInnes, The Journey Home 2

Kat Fell, Don’t Let This Consume Your Existence

Katherine Rhodes, A View from the Ridge

Kathryn Desforges, Support Structures

Kim Coulthard, Home Tree

Letitia Thompson, Letitia

Linda Wallis, Woodland Sketch

Line Neilson, BRITT

Line Neilson, VINTER

Lisa Baraona, Ripe fruit

Lisa Baraona, Pear

Lois Wallace, These Days Can’t Last Forever

Louise Asher, Toys 1

Louise Asher, Toys 2

Lucy Stevens, Kingfisher (Blue Lobster)

Lucy Stevens, Greater Spotted Woodpecker (Lucerne Red)

Lufeianna Gillies, Dissection

Luke Tarpey, It Speaks and Yet Says Nothing 2

Luke Tarpey, It Speaks and Yet Says Nothing 3

Lynda Crofts, VLTAVA

Lynda Crofts, Lost Memories

Lynne Chapman, Passing Through

Madeline Pick, Hugo’s Barn

Maggy Herbert-Jobson, Forgotten and Remembered

Maliheh Zafarnezhad, Untitled (From Lovers Series)

Marcia Wilson, Under the Skin

Marcin Szuba, Landscape from Svaneti

Margaret Rose, Going swimmingly

Maria Emilov, Under the Blossom Tree

Marie Muir, Social Isolation

Mark Hinch, Early Doors

Mark Langley, Clumber Park, Long Range Greenhouse

Martin Davies, ….the minutes, the hours, the days

Martin Pick, Mum with her Future Before Her

Martin Pick, Give Way

Matt Lyons, Young Man with Long Fingers

Matthew Turner, Vostok 1

Melanie Jakubson, No.2 (Series)

Michelle Hobbs, Stages of Life

Michelle Hobbs, BAR

Myfanwy Williams, Winter Journey

Myfanwy Williams, Distant Boundaries

Nick Humphreys, Of Waving Weed and Waiting Claws

Nick Hugh McCann, House of Commons: The Bell Inn Sawley

Nicola Briggs, Afonwen Valley

Nicola Sanderson, Creeping In

Oliver Jones, Resilience

Oliver Jones, Reflection

Olivier Leger, Treasures of the Deep

Olivier Leger, Leviathan Ray

Patricia Carrington, The Bare Bones

Patricia Brookes, A Composite Time of Flight Secondary Ion Map of Nickel, Oxygen and Fluorine.

Paul Mellor, Fence

Paul Mellor, Bear Pit

Paul Radburn, Falgu

Paul Redburn, Rock Edict

Paul Letchworth, Turbine Hall (green jumper child)

Penny Kealey, The Heated Debate (Kilpeck)

Pete Ramskill, Self Portrait

Peter Johnston, Ruckland, Lincolnshire Wolds

Polly Warren, Step Back in Time 1/3

Polly Warren, Back to Back 1/8

Richard Baker, Desk 2

Roanna Wells, Glitch

Robert Wibberley, View of St Michael’s Mount from the Beach

Robert Wibberley, Landscap’d Head

Robert Cook, Symphony

Roger Tenny, It’s a Rip Off

Roger Tenny, Cost of Nothing

Roger Allen, Clearing Showers, Rydal Water

Roger Allen, Ullswater

Rose Wood, Man in Station

Rose Wood, Lady on the Tram

Rosemary Firth, Snowy Waters

Rosemary Wells, Driving Snow

Rosemary Wells, Dust Curtain

Russell Ashcroft, Failure

Russell Lumb, Alice 2, 5/6

Ruth Hudson, Mars

Ruth Murray, Erica

Ruth Murray, Fish Market, 100 Smirrells Road

Ryan Hancock, Between Voids

Sally Brown, Attempted Murder!

Sally Brown, Flamboyant Flamingos

Sandra Moran, Decay #2

Sarah Kirby, Lighthouse

Sarah Kirby, Shortest Day

Sarah Tutt, Thirteen Forms

Sarah Roberts, It Went Like This

Sarah-May Johnson, Changing Lanes

Sean Bendell-Whittaker, Butterfly 1 Simulation

Shelley Mawbey, Peggy Sue

Shelley Mawbey, RED 2

Stephen Todd, Eruption of Waders (Humber Estuary)

Stephen Todd, Tide Out (Humber Estuary)

Stephen Grey, Self Portrait

Steve Sadler, Mercy

Steve Sadler, Death

Steven Taylor, Cold Lake

Susan Dodd, Doll

Susan Dodd, St Dymphna – Patron Saint of Stress and Anxiety

Susan Issac, Marking Time

Susan Issac, Rabbit Hole Day

Terry Bond, Selfie

Thomas May, River Trent, Early Morning

Tom Palin, Scan

Tom Palin, Slip

Tony Kemplen, One Tree, One Hundred Cameras

Tony Kemplen, alt_moon 53°20’36.8″N 1°28’40.7″W

Tracey Keeping, Fifteen

Trish Brown, Alteration 1

Victoria Scholes, Companions or Self Portrait with Budgie

Victoria Scholes, A Birdseye View or the Girl and the Goldfinch

William Gregory MacArthur, Orange X

Yvette Phillips, Under Orion’s Feet

Zoe Buckberry, The Advocado Pit Wallpaper


Submissions for The Harley Open 2020 are now closed.

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