Royal Cambrian Academy

8 Jan 22 - 26 Feb 22


Featuring 200 stunning pieces of artwork selected from over 600 entries

We proudly present our Annual Open Exhbition. Every year, we invite members of the public to submit artwork to our renowned show. The exhibition celebrates a broad range of painting, drawing, print, photography, textiles, sculpture and film. Sucessful entrants come from across Wales, the UK and beyond - from Penmachno to Paris, from Newport to Norway.

This year, the judges are RCA President, printmaker, Ann Lewis; RCA vice-President, artist, Jeremy Yates; Director of Oriel Plas Glyn-y-Weddw Gwyn Jones; and sculptor, Diane Lawrenson RCA.

We are delighted to announce this year's prize winners:

  • Selectors' Prize £1,000, awarded by the Academy and Friends of the Royal Cambrian Academy of Art: Susie Koren "One Island Two Names"
  • Lawrenson Sculpture Award £500 bestowed by sculptor Diane Lawrenson RCA: Denis Curry ‘Cofeb Llewelyn’
  • People’s Choice Prize £100 - to be revealed at the end of the exhibition

Our judges have also awarded "Highly Commended" to the following works:

Jan Bennet: "Every Breath You Take"

Kate Collins: "Adam and Eve"

Martin Crawford: "Dinorwig Saw Mills"

Ian Dawber: "As Above So Below" and "Self Reflective"

Pam Green: "Bolus"

Myles Mansfield: "Skeuomorphs"

Jonny J McPhee: "Deluge"

Christy Symington: "Olaudah Equiano, African Slave, Author, Abolitionist"

Steve Talbot: "Byrons Bear"

Valerie Thompson: "Life in Spoons 9"

Dorothy Williams: "Landing Stage"

If you'd like to vote for the People's Choice Prize, please cast your vote at the gallery, or email: to tell us which your favourite work is.

All the work is for sale, with prices starting at £90. If you see any artwork you are interested in buying, please call in at the gallery in Conwy, email or phone 01492 593 413 and our friendly staff will be able to help you.

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