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South Holland exhibition showcases local talent

Open Arts exhibition
The South Holland Open Arts exhibition at the South Holland Centre is now open to visitors showcasing the best work by professional and amateur artists from across the region.

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.

Open Arts 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. 

Open Arts exhibition

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


Open Arts exhibition
For more information on the exhibition contact the South Holland Centre on 01775 764777.