Open Exhibition contest launched
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 at www.vivacity-peterborough.com 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.