Call for entries: 2016 Local Art Show
8 September 2015
Art groups and societies from Exeter and the surrounding area are invited to submit their entries for the Express & Echo 2016 Local Art Show. The exhibition will have a botanical theme and the winning group will display their work in Gallery 22 from Saturday 30 April to Sunday 29 May.
Cllr Rosie Denham, Lead Councillor for Economy and Culture, explains “Exeter City Council is delighted to be working with the Express & Echo to help recognise, reward and foster creativity in the city. This annual competition allows us to give recognition to the work of local art groups, help broaden appreciation of the wealth of local talent and give one group the opportunity to display their best work in perfect surroundings. Complementing the International Garden Photographer of the Year exhibition in April and Botanical Drawings in June, the 2016 competition will have a botanical theme. We hope this will inspire groups to create new work and make it easier for voters to compare entries.”
All entries must be submitted by Friday 19 February 2016. Shortlisted entrants will be featured in the Express and Echo throughout March when readers will vote for their favourite. The winning group will be announced on 7 April.
Entering groups will need to complete the entry form and submit it along with a CD/DVD containing ten captioned images representing the group/societies work and 200 words stating why they think their group or society should win. Alternatively the information can be sent digitally to [email protected] using a recognised file sharing service like Dropbox. The entry form should be signed and scanned.
2015 – Topsham Art Group
2014 – Sense
2013 – Hive Art Group
2012 – Fairstream Arts