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Time is running out to submit your entry for the Lancashire Open Exhibition 2019

The deadline is fast approaching for artists to enter the prestigious Lancashire Open Exhibition at Ormskirk’s Chapel Gallery.

The annual Lancashire Open Exhibition has a diverse array of artworks each year and is open to anyone to enter.

So 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 even if you have never done it before.

You can submit your entry online at chapelgallery.org.uk/open-2019 by the deadline of Monday 1 July, 9am, or you can make your submission in person, with your completed Entry Form, on Friday 5 or Saturday 6 July between 10am–4.30pm.

Entry Forms are available from chapelgallery.org.uk/open-2019. Whilst it is easiest to fill in your entry form online you can also call the gallery on 01695 571328 for an emailed version or pop in for a hard copy.

If selected, your work will be exhibited at Ormskirk’s prestigious Chapel Gallery from 20 July to 4 September 2019.

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, which is voted for by gallery visitors.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, West Lancashire Borough Council portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “Amateurs and professionals can put their works forward for the wonderful Lancashire Open Exhibition. 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.

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