Summer Open Exhibition 2021 Picture This & Small Pictures
Proposed Exhibition Dates: 13 July – 4 September 2021 dependant on the success of the Covid recovery roadmap
Wiltshire Creative Summer Open Exhibition 2021
Picture This & Small Pictures
Building on the success on our previous Summer Open Exhibitions, we are once more providing a platform for the talent which flourishes in and around the county of Wiltshire. However, after the difficult year we have had Wiltshire Creative has decided to approach our Summer Exhibition slightly differently. On the one hand, over the past year we have had to cancel many exhibitions, but on the other we also know about the huge surge of lockdown creativity. We would like to address and offer the opportunity to celebrate this in our Summer Exhibition 2021. This is why we will curate this exhibition in two parts.
One part of our Summer Exhibition will be an exhibition selected from the submitted works by Salisbury Camera Club members titled Picture This. Presenting the work of the club exploring many photographic genres with the aim of showcasing photography as an important art form. Salisbury Camera Club was established in 1936 and has been providing an opportunity for members to share their enjoyment and passion for all forms of photography since then. Salisbury Camera Club is a member of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation which itself is affiliated with the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain. This exhibition was selected by Tony Oliver ARPS CPAGB BPE4*, Dr Jane Osbourne LRPS and Mirka Golden-Hann, and was originally planned for January but had to be cancelled due to Covid lockdown. We are very pleased to be able to share it with you now.
OPPORTUNITY TO EXHIBIT WITH US
The second part of our Summer Open Exhibition will be an open call submission in which we are welcoming into our building once more the popular format of a SMALL PICTURES exhibition. We are inviting artists of all ages, walks of life, and at any stage of their career to apply to exhibit with wall hung artworks not exceeding the size of (25x35)cm framed. In this exhibition we are looking forward to celebrating the vast kaleidoscope of creativity we know flourishes in our region. This exhibition will be selected by Jonathan Mansfield – Artist, Painter and Marketing Officer at Pound Arts, Corsham, Megan Smith –Artist and Young Arts Voice, and Sally Firino – Artist, Head of Art Department at Burgate School and A Legendary Art Teacher.
DEADLINE for submissions is 23 May 2021
Selection panel will be making their decission on w/c 31 May 2021
Exhibition Prizes will be:
Memory Fine Art Prize The winner of a public vote will receive £200 and an opportunity to exhibit at Memory Fine Art Gallery, Salisbury. Only actual visitors to the exhibition will be able to vote (no online vote).
Noble Arts Prize will be selected and awarded by Sharon Noble of Noble Arts’ Supplies to the best under 25’s entry.
Last year’s Memory Fine Arts Prize winner was: Tanya Hinton and Noble Arts Prize winner was Lottie Mathews.
We are also looking forward to presenting the prizes from our last year’s Summer Open exhibition which, due to the Covid lockdowns, we were not able to award.