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Friday, June 12, 2015

Last chance to enter the West Lancashire Open Exhibition 2015

The closing date for entries is fast approaching for the West Lancashire Open Exhibition at Ormskirk’s Chapel Gallery.

If your family and friends think that you have artistic talent, and you would like to show your artwork to a wider audience, this is the show for you.

Each entrant can submit two original pieces of artwork that will be presented to the selected panel. The submission days for handing in your work are Friday 26 and Saturday 27 June. All media entered will be considered, from paintings, printmaking, three-dimensional work and photography to sculpture and textiles.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “This annual exhibition is a fantastic opportunity and a great way to get your work noticed, especially if you haven’t exhibited before. Work from all media is considered, which makes for an exciting and varied exhibition, just make sure you don’t miss the deadline.”

The West Lancashire Open exhibition is one of the annual highlights at Chapel Gallery calendar and is growing in popularity every year.

It celebrates the creative talents of ambitious amateurs, accomplished students and professional artists from throughout the region. Whatever kind of art you make, photographs, paintings, textiles, or anything in between, this is an excellent opportunity to exhibit or even sell your pieces.

It’s also a showcase for budding artists who want to reach a wider audience. Each year people who have never shown their artwork publically get their first experience of exhibiting in a professional gallery. So if you feel that you’d like to have that chance, pick up an application form and have a go.

All the work selected is exhibited at the welcoming Chapel Gallery from 11 July to 9 September 2015.

For more information and to download an entry form please visit Chapel Gallery (external link) or Chapel Gallery. The gallery is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 4.30pm. Or you can pick one up from the gallery on St Helens Road, Ormskirk, or by calling 01695 571328 or emailing chapel.gallery@westlancs.gov.uk.

First prize is £800, second will receive £400 and £200 for third.  Visitors to the gallery will also be able to choose the winner of the People’s Prize, given to the most popular work on display.  The winner receives the opportunity to exhibit at the gallery as well as a £150 exhibition fee.

Large scale two-dimensional and three-dimensional works must be submitted by photograph only. The gallery should be in receipt of these submissions by Friday 26 June. They should also include a completed entry form and a first class stamp. See the entry form for details. For more information on West Lancashire Borough Council events please visit events.

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