Visit the exhibition at Little Buckland Gallery and vote for your winning entry in the 2016 Competition, the ever popular ‘Visitors’ Choice’ prize of £250 of framing sponsored by Richard Christie Framemaker. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
“The most thought provoking exhibition of works which stir the depths of the soul. Quite incredible the variety of interpretations in so many mediums on the same theme. So, so many truly gifted artists.”
3rd June 2016:
Results of the 2016 Competition ‘conflict’ have been announced, but the public still have the power to choose – visit the Exhibition at Little Buckland Gallery and vote for your winning entry in the 2016 Competition, the ever popular ‘Visitors’ Choice’ prize of £250 of framing sponsored by Richard Christie Framemaker. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm.
The competition was judged by Ken Howard and Pj Crook. Ken Howard, Chair of the judges, said “If you win it be pleased, if not the judges made a mistake.” PJ Crook was “hugely impressed by the high standard and diversity of both the 2D and 3D entries.” The winners are:
The Broadway Arts Festival Prize of £1000, sponsored by John Noott Galleries, was won by Banbury artist Caroline Chappell for her acrylic & mixed media on canvas piece The Waking Path.
The Local Artist’s Prize, sponsored by The Richard Hagen Gallery, was won by Cheltenham based Rod Ashman for his mixed media on paper Exposed to the Landscape.
The 3D Prize of £500, sponsored by Little Buckland Gallery, was won by Emma Clegg for her pottery based piece Hope.
The winning entries are on display at the prestigious selling exhibition featuring 200 of the final stage entries to the competition, which includes large sculptures in the garden.
Visit our Facebook page to see images of these and other entries in the 2016 Open Art Competition.For further details email email@example.com
Winners of the 2014 Competition
In 2014 there were 386 competition entries of which 260 were selected for the final judging. During the 2014 Festival, a selling exhibition of 200 pieces was held at Little Buckland Gallery.
The Broadway Arts Festival Prize sponsored by John Noott Galleries
Sara Dudman and Debbie Locke RWA
‘Farmer-cam in Barn 03:00-04:00’
Gesso, gouache, ink, graphite and charcoal on paper
The Local Artist Prize sponsored by Broadway Parish Council
Audrey Hammond of Winchcombe
‘Twixt Hawling & Roel’
“What was quite unusual is that the three judges chose an abstract piece, even though none of us work in that idiom. The painting does what good art of whatever style should do, and that is to engage with and get a response from the viewer. We felt that the piece showed subtlety and flair in equal measure and expressed the concept of change with originality.”
Judge Edward Noott
“Farmer-cam in Barn 03:00 – 04:00’ is the result of an on-going collaboration between us. In our continuing explorations of the interface between machine and hand-made marks, we attempt to capture and represent the working relationship between a farmer in the Blackdown Hills, Somerset and his sheep.”
The artists Debbie Locke and Sara Dudman