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St Barbe Open Exhibition 2019

St Barbe Open Exhibition 2019

Starts: March 23 - 10:00am
Ends: June 2 - 4:00pm


For details of Young Artists Open please scroll down

Deadline for submissions: Sun 24 February 2019
There is no theme restrictions, however please click ‘Terms and Conditions’ for size / cost etc

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We appreciate that not all artists have access to a computer or are able to enter online. If you know someone who is struggling, please ask them to call Penny or Michelle on 01590 676969.

In 2018 the St Barbe 19th Open made a very successful transition to the new gallery spaces and a new online entry method with the largest ever submission and just under a hundred works exhibited. The resulting exhibition was the best yet and we hope that this year’s exhibition will prove even more popular. Since it was established in 2000 the Open has become one the highlights of the local arts calendar, drawing artists from Hampshire, Dorset and beyond.

The exhibition is open to paintings, prints, drawings and three-dimensional works and is selected by a panel of professional artists and curators. A host of prizes and a chance to exhibit in the new galleries are drawing more and more entries. The stiff competition for selection means that the standard gets higher every year, providing a treat for our visitors and a chance to buy high quality affordable art. This is a selling exhibition.

This year’s prizes include:

Specsavers, Lymington People’s Choice Award (£250)

The Blake Morgan Award for best painting (£250)

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

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

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

The Beaulieu Fine Arts Award for best work by a non-professional artist (£50 of framing)

Image: Deep Winter by Maureen Davies entry from 2018

St Barbe Young Artist’s Open 2019

St Barbe Young Artist’s Open 2019

Starts: March 23 - 10:00am
Ends: June 2 - 4:00pm

2018 saw the inaugural Young Artist’s Open exhibition to encourage budding artists to take part in the Open exhibition. It got off to a flying start with 89 entries, all of which were shown in a vibrant display alongside the main Open exhibition.

There are three age groups:
Under 7s / 7 – 11 / 12-17 / Artists aged 18 and over should enter the main St Barbe Open exhibition.

Art board and entry forms can be collected from the museum between Mon 21 January – Sun 17 February 2019 – PLEASE NOTE we will only accept entries on the official art board.

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This year’s prizes include:

Ted Marsh Memorial Award for Under 7s (artist’s materials worth £25)
Ted Marsh Memorial Award for 7 – 11s (artist’s materials worth £50)
Ted Marsh Memorial Award for 12-17 (£75 cash prize)