I am delighted to say that my work is to be included in the Surrey Artist of the Year Competition 2017 at The New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham GU9 7PS.
The Exhibition is open to the public 30th September to 11th November and
the gallery invites members of the public to come and vote for their favourite artist.
This is the first time I have been on the shortlist for Surrey Artist of the Year and it is very exciting. I do hope that you will be able to come to the exhibition while it is running. Please do pass on this invitation to anyone you think may be interested.
The Surrey Artist of the Year competition is a partnership between the New Ashgate and the Surrey Artists Open Studios to celebrate the wealth of creative talent in Surrey. Starting in 2009; this aspirational exhibition offers a collective of local quality arts and craft as voted for by the public during open studio visits. The top scoring artists come together for a programme of events. There is a wide variety of artworks on show, all offering different materials and techniques: ceramics, glass, jewellery, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and woodwork.
The shortlisted artists are Adam Aaronson, Jo Aylwin, Naomi Beevers, Mary Branson, Alex Freeman, Emma Godden, Nikki Hearnshaw, Christine Hopkins, Su Jameson, Jule Mallett, Katie Netley, Alison Orchard and Ali Tomlin.
Again, during the exhibition, members of the public are encouraged to vote for an artist; and the artist with the most votes from public and judging panel, is named Surrey Artist of the Year 2017. The winner receives a bursary of £1,000 and a solo show.
The competition is organised in partnership with the Surrey Open Studios. It is supported by the Patricia Baines Trust. The Surrey Life magazine, which has a monthly section dedicated to the local art scene, is the official media partner of the competition.
The season includes workshops for adults and artists - please contact New Ashgate Gallery for information.