JJ Fox Open Art Competition


Will you be the next winner of "the Fox"?

The Fox Open Art Competition was originally conceived in 1983 by the then managing director of JJ Fox International Limited, the late Jock Russell. His original concept was to encourage amateur artists to demonstrate their talents through competition and exhibiting. Over the years the competition has remained loyal to this vision.

Now, more than 30 years on, it has produced winners from Jersey and Guernsey as well as runners up and highly commended work from Alderney and Sark. It has also helped launch the careers of Guernsey artists like Claire Ozanne, Rob Sweeney, Larry Ham and Molly Harris all of whom are previous winners of "the Fox".
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  • Nude by Larry Ham, Guernsey winner 1984 (above)
  • Veiled Pebbles by Molly Harris, Guernsey Winner 1993 (Below)
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The judging process is a professional and rigorous procedure performed by internationally renowned artists from outside the islands. The high caliber of judges include Patrick Heron, Ken Howard, Leonard Rosoman, Terry Frost and Clive Hicks-Jenkins.

Every year the competition attracts over 200 entries and is open to young people aged 12 and above through to the more seasoned of entrants. Paintings, prints and collages are all accepted mediums of art and add to the wide variety of work profiled through the Fox Open Art Competition.

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  • Alone by Claire Ozanne, Guernsey winner 1996 (above)
  • Half Light by Robert Sweeney, Guernsey Winner 2005 (below)
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Fox Open Art Competition 2015

Tuesday, Sep. 1st, 10am to Friday, Sep. 4th, 4pm

College Street

Guernsey entries must be submitted to the administration office at St James between Tuesday 1 and Friday 4 September, between 10am - 4pm

Conditions of Entry

The competition is open to entrants aged 12 years or over, who are residents of the Channel Islands. The organisers may reject entries by artists who in their opinion are not normally Channel Island residents. Artists in doubt as to the interpretation of this

regulation are advised to consult the organisers before entering.

The entries will be judged and, if selected, will be exhibited at the Jersey Arts Centre and St. James Guernsey.


Each entrant may submit up to two works that have not previously been shown at Jersey Arts Centre or St. James Guernsey. The work must be original wall-mounted work and can include paintings, drawings, original prints and textiles as well as mixed media work (please note photographs are not eligible for the competition). All glazed works must be securely framed. The total area of framed work must not exceed one square metre (i.e. 100cm x 100cm). All works must have secure hangings of screw mounts and wire/ or mirror plates attached. Work in relief must not protrude from the wall more than 15cm