Just spent a nice evening amongst visitors and fellow artists at the preview of the Cambridge Open Art Exhibition. I did not expect to receive any accolade for taking part but am delighted to say that I am one of the “Top Twenty Artists” with my little picture of Butterfly Fish:
THE CAMBRIDGE ART AWARDS:
The Top Twenty Artists – Independent judges will select the ‘Top Twenty Artists’ who will go on to exhibit at The Top 20 Show, Storey’s Field Centre, Eddington Avenue, Cambridge from 25th October to 29th November 2019.
Best in Show Prize of £300
3 Runner-up Prizes of £100 HMC Framing vouchers
People’s Choice Award of £100 HMC Framing voucher
‘Win a Picture’draw for visitors, eligible for artwork up to value of £150
Many thanks to Dr Frances Dipper, world renowned marine biologist and author, who very kindly provided resource pictures of these beautiful little fish.
The Cambridge Open Art Exhibition is this weekend. I will be there Friday evening and all day Saturday. Do come along.
Preview Friday 11th Oct 6.30-9pm
Saturday 12th Oct 10am-5pm
Sunday 13th Oct 10am-4pm
at Swavesey Village College CB24 4RS.
Welcome art lovers! The Cambridge Open Art Exhibition will take place
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th October 2019 at Swavesey Village College.
Visit the exhibition which brings together a wide range of local artists from our region. Come and meet local artists on the stalls (Friday evening & Saturday), with their selection of cards, gifts and prints.
Take time out and enjoy the cafe on Saturday and Sunday with all proceeds going to Wintercomfort Charity.
Enter the Win-a-Picture prize draw with donations to Wintercomfort.
And did we mention that it is Free entry all weekend.
Do bring your friends and come along to enjoy the show.
We are more than just an exhibition. Our aim is to inspire creativity and
encouraging families to come along and for children and young people alike to get involved in making art.
Swavesey Village College pupils get involved in the running of the event every year, getting hands on experience of what it takes to put on an exhibition of this scale, documenting artwork, welcoming guests and interviewing judges and artists in order to produce a photographic and written review of the exhibition.Artist in Residence; Shane Swann is a local artist with an outstanding reputation as a Wildlife Illustrator and Environmental Artist. His work, using highly detailed pen and pencil techniques, dramatically draws attention to the pressures that the human population put on the natural world, and highlights some of the wonderful creatures we striving to protect.
Make sure to visit the cafe area where we will be taking part in The Big Draw on Saturday and Sunday, the theme this year being “Drawn to Life”. Have a go at drawing a selfie or spend time observing and drawing from a still life.
At the Preview evening, the exhibition will be
officially opened by Jim Stavrou, Headteacher Swavesey Village College
with the winner’s prize presented by Andy Daly the Executive Principal
of the new Northstowe College.
The Top 20 artists will go onto a further exhibition at Storey’s Field Centre on 24th October. Best in show artwork receives £300 and 3 runner up prizes of £100 vouchers each kindly donated by HMC Framing.
Visit the exhibition and take part in the People’s Choice Award to see if you agree with the Judges: Claire Sommerville, Chief Executive Babylon Arts, Ely and Richard Brown, Manager Storey’s Field Centre.