7th – 25th April

Submit work for judging 29th March – 2nd April

Conditions of Entry

Entry Form


15th Courtyard Open

Courtyard Arts & Hertford Theatre galleries
7th – 25th April 2020

*PLEASE NOTE* this exhibition has been cancelled – see details

We are delighted to invite artists’ submissions for the annual Courtyard Open exhibition:

Marking Hertfordshire’s Year of Culture, the Open’s 15th anniversary sees the exhibition expanding across two venues – Courtyard Arts and Hertford Theatre.

Submissions are welcomed in all media including 3D, with works selected for inclusion, prizes and commendation by an independent judging panel.

This year, we’re inviting artists to submit two works for consideration, one to show at each gallery – a great opportunity to gauge your work alongside a host of amateur and professional practitioners.

  • BEST IN SHOW - £250

  • prizes for commended works

  • Entrance fee £15 | Courtyard Members £12

  • drop off - 29 march to 2 april

We welcome this year’s judging panel:
Sarah Monk – Director, London Art Fair
Paul Hillary – Fine Artist and Graphic Design Creative
Liliana Scibetta – Programme Manager, Creative Enterprise Foundation Degree Hertford Regional College

Interested in submitting your work? Please see Conditions of Entry and hand in your completed Entry Form when submitting work. We look forward to receiving your submissions and wish you good luck!

Submission dates:

  • Sun 29th March: 10am-12pm
  • Mon 30th March: 10am-4pm
  • Thurs 2nd April: 10am-4pm

Please address enquiries to:

With sincere thanks to Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel & Country Club for their generous sponsorship of Best Painting/Drawing prize.