South Holland exhibition showcases local talent
An independent panel of judges, shortlisted 89 pieces of artwork from 240 entries to go on display at the exhibition.
The winners of Best Newcomer and Photography Prize were chosen on the opening night (Wednesday April 11) by the panel of judges made up of Councillor Jan Whitbourn, Karen Harvey, Founder and Director of Shutter Hub, Scarlet Summerfield, Lecturer in Art and Design at Boston College and Rebecca Stamp, Head of Art at Boston High School. The Public Vote Trophy is still to be awarded to the artist whose artwork receives the most votes from visitors to the exhibition.
Councillor Gary Taylor, Portfolio Holder for Communities and Facilities, said: "I'm delighted that once again we are able to host this event. I would like to thank the organisers and sponsors and of course all of the artists who have submitted their works. Last year the depth of vision contained in the artwork was very impressive and this year's entrants have also aimed to the highest of standards. If you have not previously attended this exhibition, I would suggest as many people as possible make the effort to see just how many talented artists we have locally."
The winner of Best Newcomer, sponsored by Riverbank Studios, was Kristina Fuller for her work "Accepting my Fears". Kristina received £100 for her winning entry.
The winner of Best Photography, sponsored by Shutter Hub, is Patryk Majewski for his work "It's Not How I Imagined". Patryk received a year's free subscription to Shutter Hub as well as an artist feature in their blog.
The contest was open to any professional or amateur artist over the age of 14 living or working in Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire, North East Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Nottinghamshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Norfolk, Leicestershire or Fenland.
Artists were able to enter up to three pieces of work in the following media: 3D, photography, digital, oil, pencil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic and gouache.
The Open Arts exhibition is free to visit and will be open at the following times:
Wednesday, April 11th 2.00pm - 6.00pm
Thursday, April 12th 10.00am - 7.30pm
Friday, April 13th 10.00am - 2.00pm
Saturday, April 14th 10.00am - 3.00pm
Monday, April 16th 10.00am - 4.00pm
Tuesday, April 17th 10.00am - 5.00pm
Wednesday, April 18th 10.00am - 4.30pm