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Countdown for entries to annual St Barbe Museum art contest

THE deadline is looming for amateur and professional artists to submit their work to St Barbe Museum’s prestigious annual art competition and exhibition.

First launched in 1999, the St Barbe Open Exhibition will see chosen work displayed at the Lymington museum and art gallery from 23rd March to 11th May.

The contest is open to professional and amateur artists, with individuals invited to submit up to two paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics or textiles for consideration by 18th February.

46831543St Barbe Museum in Lymington
46831543St Barbe Museum in Lymington

St Barbe spokesperson Penny Curry said: “There is no theme, the judges select artwork that will create a dynamic, exciting exhibition.”

“There are six prizes awarded to exhibitors for the best print, abstract and work by a non-professional artist, sponsored by Kate Welsh, Coastal Gallery and Beaulieu Fine Arts, while Chalk’s Gallery, Lymington gives all exhibition visitors a chance to vote for their favourite artwork in the People’s Choice prize.”

Children and young people up to the age of 18 also have the chance to take part in the Young Artists Open with chosen work exhibited alongside the adult entries. Young entrants will have the chance to win one of four ‘Ted Marsh Awards’ in memory of the museum’s founding chair.

To find out more visit www.stbarbe-museum.org.uk

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