Accomplished artists from across the UK are showing their artworks at Ormskirk’s Chapel Gallery as the prestigious West Lancashire Open Exhibition 2014 is unveiled to the public.
The gallery, which is run by West Lancashire Borough Council, is hosting its annual Open Exhibition from Saturday 19 July to Wednesday 3 September. A riot of colour, technique and imagination, the Open is one of the gallery’s most popular exhibitions and gives visitors the chance to see a broad variety of inspiring works created by talented individuals. Visitors can vote for the People’s Prize winner and be in with a chance to win a fantastic prize themselves.
If you’re interested in developing an art collection, the Open Exhibition is a great way to source original artworks to suit all budgets as pieces range from small scale watercolours, prints and photography to large scale contemporary oil paintings, 3D works and textiles. It is a truly diverse exhibition with something for everyone to appreciate.
Councillor David Sudworth, portfolio holder for Leisure, said: “The fact this exhibition continues to develop from strength to strength is testament to the passion and commitment of the artists who exhibited. Visitors will find work from established professional through to students and amateurs.”
All the works were judged by experts including Martyn Lucas and Tony Smith who are both independent curators and widely exhibited artists in their own right. Together the selection panel have chosen almost 200 artworks for exhibition in the light and open space of the Chapel Gallery.
Several works of art received commendations and the overall winners were:
Winner of the Best 3D prize:
Winner of the Best Print prize:
Exhibition Tours take place on Saturday 26 July and Saturday 23 August. Please contact the gallery in advance to book a place or drop in on the day.
There are also free family friendly gallery-based activities for people to explore and enjoy.
The gallery, on St Helens Road, is open from 10am to 4.30pm, Tuesday to Saturday. The gallery also has a café and craft shop, and admission is free. For more information, visit Chapel Gallery, Chapel Gallery (external link), or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01695 571328.