Open ex­hi­bi­tion

Bray People - - NEWS -

Sig­nal Arts Cen­tre’s open ex­hi­bi­tion will take place from Au­gust 14 to 27, with a €1,000 prize for ‘Best in Show’.

The win­ner will be an­nounced at the open­ing re­cep­tion on Fri­day, Au­gust 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Over the last 250 years ‘Open Sub­mis­sion’ ex­hi­bi­tions have become estab­lished as an es­sen­tial el­e­ment of Arts in­fra­struc­ture. They act as one of the most ac­ces­si­ble routes for artists to have their work seen by the pub­lic and are al­most in­vari­ably amongst the step­ping stones in an artist’s ca­reer.

When Joshua Reynolds estab­lished the Royal Academy (RA) in the 18th cen­tury, one of his goals was the es­tab­lish­ment of an an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion which would be ‘open’ to all artists for sub­mis­sion. The first such ex­hi­bi­tion took place in 1769.

In Ire­land the Royal Hiber­nian Academy (RHA) did like­wise and over the years oth­ers have de­vel­oped such as E.V.A., Clare­mor­ris, Oireach­tas, Liv­ing Art, Ion­tas etc. These ex­hi­bi­tions pro- vide an op­por­tu­nity for artists to come to­gether as a com­mu­nity to show and sell their work.

The Sig­nal Open Ex­hi­bi­tion is now in its 5th year and has become an an­nual event in artists’ cal­en­dars.

Or­gan­is­ers have been de­lighted by the re­sponse and the qual­ity of work sub­mit­ted each year.

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