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The 18th Open Exhibition

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.

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