Wow, Open Art is such a wonderful exhibition, it always inspires me to go off and create something, but also makes me really proud of all the local artists sat at kitchen tables, walking around our fields and countryside and parks to take pictures, sewing away on sofas and painting in their gardens all year round to create art. How great is it that we get to see all this? It takes courage to exhibit your artwork and to open yourself up to praise and comments, so it is important to say well done to everyone who exhibited.
This year I made some changes to the exhibition including adding new categories and adding a critical vote to the usual popular vote.
Here are the results....
There were two votes this year; a critical vote which took place on Friday 21st October with Joe Hesketh, a Pendle based professional artist, Richard Dyson, owner of Dysons Arts in Barrowford and myself choosing first and second place in each category.
Young Artist Aged 7 and Under
At the beach
By the way, Louis is only 2 years old! Can't wait to see what the future holds for this budding photograher!
Young Artist Aged 8-11 years
Fly the Sheepdog
Young Artist Aged 12-16 years
|1st Place |
Girls by the Piano
The quality of this one was amazing; and the judges particularly liked the way Ruby had done the arms...
|Close Up |
Textile and 3D Works
And here is a close up of the details...
Photography, Edited Section
Setting for a Saucy Rendezvous
If you like this one - Graham will actually be exhibiting here as part of our Christmas Exhibition which launches on the 21st November.
Photography, Natural Section
(Bit embarrassing this, but I seem to have lost my pictures of this section! Sorry folks, but I managed to find replacement pics).
|1st Place |
In the Spotlight
Dear Kirsty, I was both surprised and thrilled to receive first place in the natural photography category as there were some very worthy contenders for that award on show. I'm especially pleased as I hold a candle for what old photographic equipment and techniques can achieve, and in this case I took the photo of my daughter in the tunnel in Victoria Park with a 50 year old basic snapshot camera which cost me £2 at a car boot sale, on cheap film from China and processed it in developer I made at home from 25 year old chemicals!! It was just a case of being in the right place at the right time with a camera in my hand.
Some other pictures I took with the same set up are here http://www.flickr.com/photos/borninyork/sets/72157623314741012/
The exhibition was splendid and I'm already looking forward to next years.
With kind regards and thanks for staging the event,
Portraiture Category (New)
|2nd Place with both works|
|2nd Place both works|
Runners and Riders
|1st Place both works|
Madonna and Child
Little bit of info; Angela was last years overall winner with a portrait of Kylie.
Landscapes Category (New)
Eilean Donan Castle, Loch Duich
I do hope you all enjoyed the new categories and thought they worked out ok? Do let me know if you have any comments.
Open Including Abstract
While I am here, can I just say thanks to our marketing department for all their hard work on signs, layouts etc and a big thanks to our admin team for the labels. Doesn't it look lovely here?
Pendle In Paint Category
The Tackler, Bancroft Mill, Barnoldswick 1960's
So that is the critical winners, the next post will be all about the popular winners.