St Barbe Open Exhibition – Coastal Gallery Prize

St Barbe Open Exhibition 2019
Exhibition Starts: March 23 – 10:00am Ends: June 2 – 4:00pm
SCROLL DOWN for submissions opening: Saturday 2 February 2019 Deadline for submissions: Sunday 24 February 2019
Notification of successful submissions published on website: Thursday 7 March 2019. In 2018 the St Barbe 19th Open made a very successful transition to the new gallery spaces and a new online entry method with the largest ever submission and just under a hundred works exhibited. The resulting exhibition was the best yet and we hope that this year’s exhibition will prove even more popular. Since it was established in 2000 the Open has become one the highlights of the local arts calendar, drawing artists from Hampshire, Dorset and beyond.
The exhibition is open to paintings, prints, drawings and three-dimensional works and is selected by a panel of professional artists and curators. A host of prizes and a chance to exhibit in the new galleries are drawing more and more entries. The stiff competition for selection means that the standard gets higher every year, providing a treat for our visitors and a chance to buy high quality affordable art. This is a selling exhibition.
This year’s prizes include:
• Specsavers, Lymington People’s Choice Award (£250)
• The Blake Morgan Award for best painting (£250)
• The Mary and John Symons Memorial Award for best print (£250)
• The Coastal Gallery Award for best contemporary abstract work (£100)
• The Ted Marsh Award for best work by an artist aged 18-21 (£100)
• The Beaulieu Fine Arts Award for best work by a non-professional artist (£50 of framing)

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