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St Barbe Open Exhibition 2019

St Barbe Open Exhibition 2019

Starts: March 22 - 10:00am
Ends: June 2 - 5:00pm

Last year the Open exhibition made a successful transition to the new gallery spaces and an online entry method that resulted in the largest submission so far. This year there were 428 entries for the exhibition and since the overall quality was so high the judges had a very difficult time making their selection. In the end they chose 105 works which range from vibrant paintings in oil and acrylic to jewel-like prints and quirky sculpture.

Since it was established in 2000 the St Barbe Open has become one of the highlights  of the local arts calendar, attracting artists from Hampshire, Dorset and beyond. This 19th Open includes paintings, prints, drawings and three dimensional pieces in ceramic, bronze, wood and mixed media. Most works are available for sale and the exhibition provides an excellent opportunity to find affordable art by some of the best artists working in the region.

Image: Ken Nemar - Wildflowers 3

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 (£100 of framing)