The 18th Open Exhibition – St Barbe

The 18th Open Exhibition
Starts: February 23 – 10:00am Ends: April 15 – 4:00pm
The Open Exhibition returns for its 18th year, bigger and better than ever! With more than £1,000 cash prizes up for grabs, a new online entry process, and a new category for three-dimensional works, there will be a fresh look to the exhibition to match the new gallery spaces at St Barbe. Over the years the Open has become a popular highlight in the region’s arts calendar drawing entries from artists across Hampshire and Dorset and further afield. A panel of professional judges select the exhibition is selected, with the bar being set increasingly high to match the quality of the work submitted. A range of prizes are offered by through the generous support of local business partners, including The Coastal Gallery Award for best contemporary artwork (£300).
This year prizes include: • The New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times People’s Choice Award (£300) • The Coastal Gallery Award for best contemporary abstract work (£300) • The Mary and John Symons Award for Best Print (£250) • The Blake Morgan Award for Best Painting (£250) • Ted Marsh Award, 18-21 years old (£100) • The Beaulieu Fine Arts Award for best work by a non-professional artist (£50 of framing) This is a selling exhibition

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