Call for Artists
If you are an artist and would like to see your artworks on display in an art gallery and seen by hundreds of visitors or maybe the idea of winning a cash prize appeals to you. If we’ve grabbed your attention then both could be a reality because amateur and professional artists alike are invited to enter Caerphilly’s forthcoming Open Art Competition.
There is free creative rein over the work that can be submitted – any media, any subject, and either wall hung or freestanding. The organisers are keen to promote the event this year to artists working 3 dimensionally also so that the resulting exhibition is varied and eclectic. Sculptors, ceramicists and artists working in glass, textiles, metal and wood may be interested to hear this. Following submission, around 120 artworks will be selected by a panel of judges to form the Open Art Winter Exhibition for display in Y Galeri Caerffili in the new year.
Caerphilly Town Council is once again sponsoring the event. The winning artist will stand to win a cash prize of £750, with £250 going to the runner up and £50 for the popular Visitors Choice Award. Entry fee is £10 per artwork (non-refundable). Size stipulation applies. Submissions will be accepted on a disk, memory stick or as photographs – not actual artworks at the submission stage.
Entries will be accepted from 6 – 10 November. Full details and application forms are now available from Y Galeri Caerffili, The Visit Caerphilly Centre, Caerphilly, CF83 1JL or can be downloaded : www.ygalericaerffili.co.uk