National Open Art Exhibition 2016

The National Open Art organisation is now in it’s twentieth year and is currently exhibiting the 2016 selected works at The Mercers’ Hall, City of London, until the 4th of November. The exhibition is open to the public and admission is free.

National Open Art at The Mercers' Hall 2016
National Open Art at The Mercers’ Hall 2016

This is a great showcase for artists of any age, working in a variety of mediums, to have their work exhibited in a vibrant and diverse show, selected and hung by a distinguished group of artists, critics and curators.

National Open Art 2016
National Open Art 2016


Andrew Holmes’s study – girl in black dress – had been selected earlier in the summer for inclusion in the show.

Generic girls
Generic girl in black -oil on panel -76cm x 57cm

The National Open Art organisation (NOA) is a not-for-profit charity and 5% of all sales commissions goes to ‘The House of Fairy Tales’, a national children’s art charity; NOA actively encourages and supports schools throughout the country to participate in the annual competition.


We visited the artists’ view today and were delighted to see so many people attending, to meet some of the people behind this organisation and to discover how generous and encouraging  they are at promoting new artists.

For more information regarding the pieces showing with The National Open Art 2016 please visit:

To visit Andrew B Holmes website, please see:


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