Thank you to everyone who submitted work for our Visual Arts Prize 2013. Entries for the competition which is running as part of this year’s Brighton Fringe (the largest annual arts festival in England) have now been whittled down to six impressive finalists.

The diverse shortlist includes a decorative depiction of Brighton bandstand by Bella Comaschi, an Obama twist on a classic Marvel Comic by Scott Salvage, an enchanting portrait of a rabbit by Emily Reader, an enigmatic landscape with swans by Susan Keshet, a powerful figurative piece by Miguel Sopena and an intriguing mix media work by Jade Hylton.

The winning artist will receive an artrepublic voucher worth £250, a cash prize of £250, free registration to the 2014 Brighton Fringe and the chance to design the cover art for ‘Viva Brighton’ magazine. The winner is determined by public vote so check out the shortlisted work in our facebook album below and don’t forget to cast your vote by ‘liking’ your favourite:

The original works can be seen at the artrepublic visual arts fair on the 1st of June in Brighton Unitarian Church.