Open Ex­hi­bi­tion con­test launched

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk&world Update -

THE CALL is out for all city artists to en­ter a com­pe­ti­tion for a chance to win £1,000.

City Gallery, based in­side Peter­bor­ough Mu­seum, in Pri­est­gate, is hold­ing its first Open Ex­hi­bi­tion to cel­e­brate the work of lo­cal artists.

Its aim is to find, show­case and re­ward the best lo­cal tal­ent and artists can sub­mit work in any medium or sub­ject mat­ter but do not have to be pro­fes­sional or have years of paint­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to en­ter.

They just need to demon­strate a love for art.

The grand prize is £1,000 for the judges’ favourite work with three run­ners up prizes of £250.

A range of the best art­work from the com­pe­ti­tion will be se­lected for in­clu­sion in the Open Ex­hi­bi­tion which will run from Oc­to­ber 1 to Novem­ber 23 at the City Gallery.

City Gallery cu­ra­tor Lisa Helin said: “Vi­vac­ity arts is thrilled to of­fer this op­por­tu­nity to artists that live in the lo­cal area to dis­play and cel­e­brate their tal­ent in the new City Gallery and give a plat­form to show­case the city’s creativ­ity as lo­cal artists take the cen­tre stage.”

The com­pe­ti­tion was launched last week. Each artist can sub­mit up to three works in the form of paint­ing, draw­ing, pho­tog­ra­phy, prints, sculp­ture and ap­plied arts. There is an ap­pli­ca­tion fee of £5 per work sub­mit­ted.

Or­gan­is­ers of the com­pe­ti­tion will also con­sider in­stal­la­tion and per­for­mance art en­tries.

It is open to those aged 18 and above who live in the PE post­code.

En­try forms are avail­able on­line at­vac­ity-peter­bor­ or from the City Gallery.

artis­tic: Vi­vac­ity chair­man She­lagh Smith, head of arts Greer Roberts, judge Donna Ly­nas and cu­ra­tor Lisa Helin launch­ing an art com­pe­ti­tion at Peter­bor­ough Mu­seum and Art Gallery. (METP-26-04-12PF509) Picture: PAUL FRANKS.

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