Blooming Art 2017
What is “Blooming Art”?
Blooming Art is an art competition open to anyone living in the Farnham area and is being run as part of Farnham In Bloom. Farnham in Bloom is the largest community project in the town and now incorporates not just hanging baskets and pretty gardens but arts, dance and conservation projects.
For Blooming Art 2017 entrants have to make a collage on the theme of “Cycle”. There is no size limitation but the work will be on public display and must be robust enough for this.
Blooming Art is run by Jo Aylwin and entry is free.
A collage is a visual piece, which can be either two or three dimensional. It is made from bringing together different materials and resources (such as newspaper, collected objects, photographs, material, recycled items – the possibilities are endless) to create something new. It is therefore a very versatile form and does not rely on you having particular skills in painting or drawing, or huge resources.
Collage is very flexible. Your work can be abstract or figurative: glued, sewn, welded, or otherwise stuck together.
Creating your collage
For Blooming Art 2017 entrants have to make a collage on the theme of “Cycle”, which should be taken in its broadest sense and interpreted freely.
We would like you to use re-cycled materials or found objects as much as possible but this is not obligatory.
There is no size limitation but the work will be on public display and must be robust enough for this.
When making a piece please consider how you will display it in an exhibition. If it is to hang on the wall, please present it in such a way that it can be hung. If it is free standing, make sure that it will stand up. In all cases make sure that bits will not fall off (we cannot be responsible for running repairs) and it is not dangerous to the public.
All pieces entered and accepted will be exhibited in an exhibition to be held at Farnham Maltings in July 2017 (dates to be announced). You will be able to offer your work for sale at the exhibition and if sold a commission of 20% of the sale price will be payable to Blooming Art.
Who can enter?
Anyone over the age of 5 living in the Farnham area can enter. Entry is free.
Entries can be by an individual or by a group.
One piece per entry.
One entry per person or group
Submissions must be delivered in July 2017. Details to be announced but if you are interested in entering please give notice of your interest, together with a picture of your piece and a short description of it, to Jo Aylwin at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you can be kept informed as to details.