Excitement is already mounting after the announcement that the Oriel CRiC Gallery in Crickhowell is again inviting artists to submit work for an Open Art Competition.
After the extraordinary success of the competition in 2014, the gallery will again be offering the opportunity to artists from far and wide to exhibit in a two month long exhibition to be launched during the annual Crickhowell Open Studio weekend.
The 2014 exhibition was marked by the exceptionally high standard of the work submitted. In addition to the two prizes awarded by the judges, visitors relished voting for the “Visitors’ Choice” Prize over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend. This year the organisers are pleased to add an additional prize for younger emerging artists in the 18 to 25 age bracket.
Curator Suzette Pratten said, “This project is being funded by the EU’s Interreg IVB NWE programme together with the Welsh Government’s Targeted Match Funding programme, as well as generous donations of prize money by the Brecknock Art Trust and private donors. CRiC (the Crickhowell Resource & Information Centre) is very grateful for the opportunity to gauge whether it should become an annual feature of the gallery and tourism calendar. It also supports the gallery’s ethos of promoting art in the area with its dynamic and changing programme of 6 exhibitions per year.”
She added, “Selecting work by professional, amateur and emerging artists last year not only created the opportunity for many to exhibit in the beautiful gallery space, but also offered local residents and visitors to the area the chance to enjoy, be inspired by or purchase a piece of art whatever their budget.”
Interested artists are invited to view the Application Form and Terms and Conditions on www.visitcrickhowell.co.uk or to contact the Open Art administrator firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. The closing date for submissions is 20 March 2015.