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Influx of young talent for St Helens art show
3:49pm Monday 8th October 2012 in News
The biggest ever influx of first-time entrants promises to make this year’s Open Art competition the biggest and best yet, say organisers.
More than 150 artists have submitted 240 artworks for the event, the best of which will be showcased at the exhibition launch and prize-giving at the World of Glass on Tuesday, October 9 (6pm start).
This year’s competition has also attracted more young artists, with organisers seeing a corresponding increase in the volume of high quality 3D work.
The competition was open to all levels of ability, from amateur artists to art students and professionals, aged 16 upwards.
All art disciplines are represented, including ceramics, digital, drawing, glass, mixed media, painting, photography, needlework and sculpture.
Winners will share cash prizes totalling £2,000.
They will be chosen by judges including Olwen McLaughlin, Director of Editions Limited in Liverpool, Will Simm, from The Rainford Trust and Hannah Longworth Curator at The World of Glass.
Members of the public and St Helens Star readers will also be able to choose their favourite artwork and vote for the winner of a £100 St Helens Star People’s Choice prize.