St Barbe Open 2023

29 April – 10 June

(OPEN ARTISTS can collect unsold works Tues 13 and Wed 14 June 10-4)

Martin Bridle – Forest Ritual

We are really excited to share our Open 2023 Exhibition with you.

Each year hundreds of artworks are submitted to be considered by the panel of professional artists who select the exhibition and award the prizes. St Barbe is proud to provide this showcase for the wonderful creations of our local artistic community.

Sandra Davies – Coral Reef

The exhibition is open to any artist, amateur or professional, who can submit up to two paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics or textile works. Around 100 are selected and shown to stunning effect in St Barbe’s national-standard galleries. There is no theme and the judges select superb quality work for an outstanding exhibition.

Alongside we run a Young Artist’s Open which welcomes entrants from one to eighteen years old to exhibit alongside the adult entries, encouraging our young people to get creative from their earliest years. Long-time St Barbe supporter Gordon Young generously offers four ‘Ted Marsh Awards’ in cash and artists materials in memory of the museum’s founding chair.

Jonathan Robins – A Reconstruction

When you are walking around the gallery don’t forget to pick up a voting slip to vote for your favourite artwork. Chalk’s Gallery Lymington sponsors the ‘People’s Choice prize’ – the artist with the most votes wins!

2023 prizes – with grateful thanks to our sponsors

The People’s Choice Award – sponsored by Chalk’s Gallery (£250)

The Mary and John Symons Memorial Award for best print (£250)

The Beaulieu Fine Arts Award for best work by a non-professional artist (£100 of framing)

Julia Ayers - Best Friends
Julia Ayers – Best Friends

The Coastal Gallery Award for best contemporary abstract work (£100)

The Coastal Gallery Award for best sculpture/ceramic work (£100)

The Ted Marsh Memorial Award for best work by an artist aged 18-21 (£100)

Young Artists Prizes:

Ted Marsh Memorial Award for Under 7s  Artists materials worth £25

Ted Marsh Memorial Award for 7 – 11s      Artists materials worth £50

Ted Marsh Memorial Award for 12-17        £75 cash prize

The Young Artist’s prizes are given as a tribute to Ted Marsh, first Chairman of Lymington Museum Trust, who started the project for a museum and art gallery in Lymington. These are generously provided by Mr Gordon Young.

Share this:

Follow us on social media or join our newsletter

Get in touch with St Barbe

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.