Our 5th Open Exhibition here at The Steel Rooms proves year on year that we are surrounded by some exciting and talented creatives.
As we move forward annually, an increasing number of submissions are received, making it a really tough decision making process for our panel of independent judges to choose the pieces that finally made it through to the Exhibition.
We are very proud to see the outcome of this local work being shown in the Gallery – it is a stunning exhibition and one we could not show without you, our customers and local artists and creatives, so thank you for submitting the work and showing your support on a continual basis.
Our winners this year have shown the diversity of subjects we receive, all talented in their own field and worth the acknowledgment of certificates and prize money.
This year we gave Commended to Angela Lindsley for her work in dry point and titled ‘A Lonely Walk’, followed by Highly Commended and winner of the exhibition for her Acrylic on Canvas, titled ‘Lamb Shanks’ – Julia Clayton submitted a unique subject for her piece and one that really showed the craft and skill of working in Acrylics.
Our Young Persons Award went to Art student Marcus Zincke for his pieces ‘Line of Life (Woman)’ and ‘Line of Life (Man)’ – his first ever entry into an Open Exhibition – well deserved too and a real confidence booster when you sell your work during the Preview. He was rewarded with a cheque for £50.00 by the Gallery.
The ‘official’ opening of the Exhibition on Saturday 9 September was well attended by the Artists and their friends and family, with the prize giving officially being officiated by Julie the owner. You can have a nosey at the day in the ‘Look Around The Steel Rooms’ section of our website.
Maybe it’s an opportune moment for you to plant the seed and enter your own work next year.