Arts Fes­ti­val is a chance to ex­hibit

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AN­OTHER ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for lo­cal artists is com­ing up as part of the Lit­tle­bor­ough Arts Fes­ti­val Open Arts Ex­hi­bi­tion.

The or­gan­is­ers are invit­ing artists to en­ter up to three works for dis­play and 10 for the art mar­ket, for an en­try fee of £10 per artist. For the first time, they are also invit­ing sub­mis­sions of three­d­i­men­sional art­work.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will run for eight days, al­low­ing plenty of time for view­ing and sales, and there will be free en­try for vis­i­tors.

This year’s venue for the ex­hi­bi­tion is Hare Hill House, in the beau­ti­ful set­ting of Hare Hill Park.

In recog­ni­tion of his hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to the fes­ti­val, for the first time this year there will be a peo­ple’s choice award, the Richard Cafiero Cup.

Richard is a cel­e­brated artist in his own right. He was born 1945 and ob­tained a Bach­e­lor of Fine Arts de­gree in graphic art and il­lus­tra­tion from Pratt In­sti­tute in Brook­lyn, New York and a Master of Fine Arts de­gree from Otis Art In­sti­tute in Los An­ge­les.

He se­cured Cal­i­for­nia state teach­ing cre­den­tials from Cal­i­for­nia State Board of Ed­u­ca­tion and taught de­sign in Los An­ge­les City College.

He was se­lected by the Los An­ge­les County Arts Depart­ment as their New Tal­ent in 1970.

He ex­hib­ited ex­ten­sively in a wide range of south­ern Cal­i­for­nia shows and or­gan­ised a num­ber of one-man shows, re­sult­ing in hav­ing his work in many pri­vate col­lec­tions.

In 1977, he took up res­i­dence in the UK and made a ma­jor shift in his works fo­cus, from two-di­men­sional de­sign to the multi-di­men­sional de­sign and man­age­ment of ser­vices for peo­ple with a learn­ing dis­abil­ity.

Richard has ex­hib­ited his work at the Ha­worth Art Gallery in Ac­cring­ton, in group shows in Manch­ester with the GALAS art group and at a one-man ex­hibit at the See Gallery in Craw­shaw­booth and Lit­tle­bor­ough Art Gallery.

He is now the chair­man of Lit­tle­bor­ough Arts Fes­ti­val.

At the fes­ti­val, there will be three prizes for artists, which will be awarded at the pre­view evening on Oc­to­ber 14 - £100 for the best 2D work, £75 for the best lo­cal scene and £50 for the most in­no­va­tive piece of work.

The fes­ti­val runs from Oc­to­ber 7 to 15. The clos­ing date for en­tries is Septem­ber 23.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion email lit­tle­bor­ougharts fes­ti­val@ya­hoo.com or visit www.lit­tle­bor­ough arts­fes­ti­val.co.uk to down­load a form www. lit­tle­bor­ougharts­fes­ti­val. co.uk.

●●Richard Cafiero

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