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Lancashire Open Exhibition 2018 – Call for submissions!

If you like to draw and paint, take photographs, make prints or sculptures, this is your opportunity to exhibit your work in a professional art gallery by taking part in the popular Lancashire Open Exhibition 2018.

Amateur and professional artists alike have chance to exhibit at Chapel Gallery so, even if you’ve never exhibited in an art gallery before, this is an excellent opportunity to get your work seen by the general public.

Entry forms are now available so contact the Chapel Gallery staff to request your copy. If selected, your work will be exhibited at Ormskirk’s prestigious gallery from 21 July to 5 September 2018.

This is an annual exhibition but no two years are ever the same. There’s a diverse array of artworks on display and a different panel of guest judges presiding over each selection. So, even if you’ve never exhibited your work before, this is a great introduction to the process, as each Lancashire Open Exhibition includes work from most disciplines and is open to anyone to enter.

The first prize is £800, with a second prize of £400 and £200 for third place.

Commendations are also awarded along with the prestigious Peoples’ Prize, voted by visitors to the gallery. A £150 prize will also be awarded for the best student entry.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, West Lancashire Borough Council portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “The Open Exhibition is a fantastic event every year and anyone can put their works forward. So if you are an artist get your entry form now for the chance to have your work in the exhibition.”

Applicants must be 18 years old or over and can submit two original pieces of artwork to be viewed by the selection panel.  All media entered will be considered, from drawing, painting, printmaking and three-dimensional work to photography, sculpture and textiles.

Submissions will be accepted on Saturday 7 or Sunday 8 July between 10am and 4.30pm.

Large scale two-dimensional and three-dimensional works must be submitted by photograph only. The gallery should be in receipt of these submissions by Saturday 7 July. They should also include a completed entry form and a first class stamp.

Entry forms can be downloaded from www.chapelgallery.org.uk or requested by calling 01695 571328. Alternatively, pop into the gallery, in St Helens Road, Ormskirk, which is open from 10am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday.

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