Arts Festival is a chance to exhibit
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 email@example.com or visit www.littleborough artsfestival.co.uk to download a form www. littleboroughartsfestival. co.uk.