Submissions for the 2019 Wells Art Contemporary Open, in the stunning Cathedral of Wells, are now open. Please click here to apply.

Application Deadline: 15 April 2019

Wells Art Contemporary is an open competition for UK and International visual art that has gained praise and respect in the UK and abroad. Established in 2012 by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the beautiful cathedral city in the South-West of England, WAC is dedicated to promoting and supporting innovative and challenging visual artists at all stages of their career. 

Last year almost 1400 entries were received from 26 countries and judged by an expert panel comprising artists Caroline WalkerTali Lennox, Peter Randall-Page, Julian Wild, photographer Harry Borden, and Director of Exhibitions at Chelsea Space, Donald Smith. WAC's success has allowed us to expand and to accept an invitation to work creatively with the Cathedral in 2019.  This is a vanguard project for both the Cathedral and WAC which is a unique partnership.

120 Shortlisted works were exhibited in the historic Bishop’s Palace & Gardens in Wells, Somerset from 6-21 October 2018 and are available to view online here.  


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