Starts: February 23 - 10:00am Ends: April 15 - 4:00pm
The Open Exhibition returns for its 18th year, bigger and better than ever!
With more than £1,000 cash prizes up for grabs, a new online entry process, and a new category for three-dimensional works, there will be a fresh look to the exhibition to match the new gallery spaces at St Barbe.
Over the years the Open has become a popular highlight in the regions arts calendar drawing entries from artists across Hampshire and Dorset and further afield.
A panel of professional judges select the exhibition is selected, with the bar being set increasingly high to match the quality of the work submitted.
A range of prizes are offered by through the generous support of local business partners.
This year prizes include:
The New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times Peoples Choice Award (£300)
The Coastal Gallery Award for best contemporary abstract work (£300)
The Mary and John Symons Award for Best Print (£250)
The Blake Morgan Award for Best Painting (£250)
Ted Marsh Award, 18-21 years old (£100)
The Beaulieu Fine Arts Award for best work by a non-professional artist (£50 of framing)
This is a selling exhibition