Local Art Show finalists selected
20 September 2017
The Express & Echo has shortlisted five local art groups from nine entries for the Local Art Show 2017. The five groups will be featured in the newspaper and readers will vote for their favourite.
The shortlisted groups are:
- Dartmoor Photographers
- Double Elephant
- Exe Artists and Creatives Hub (EAACH)
- Topsham Art Group
- Wayward Art Group
This year’s theme is Dartmoor, chosen to complement the main winter exhibition, Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region. The exhibition traces artists’ portrayal of Dartmoor, once described as a ‘dreary mountainous tract’ and later as the epitome of the picturesque.
The closing date for votes is Monday, October 23, at noon. A voting coupon will be published in the Echo this Thursday and over the coming weeks. Only original coupons will be accepted. The winning group will be announced on Thursday, October 26.
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The Local Art Show 2017 will run from December 13, to January 17, 2018.
RAMM’s exhibition co-ordinator, Carmen Marin, said “A massive thanks again to all groups for the effort, energy and inspiration put into this endeavour. This year’s entries have been of a very high standard. Congratulations to the shortlisted groups and good luck! Commiserations to those who didn’t make it: 21 Group of Artists, Alphington Art Group, Bovey Tracey Society of Artists and Kenn Art Group.”