Discover Bucks Museum is delighted with the response it has had from both amateur and professional artists and craftspeople from across Buckinghamshire for their Open Art Exhibition.
In all 140 artists submitted almost 400 pieces of work for selection from which 200 pieces are on show in the exhibition. The show is a rich and varied feast of art which showcases the great creative talent in the county and includes paintings, prints, ceramics, photography, sculpture and glass. Many artists on show are taking part in Bucks Art Weeks so a visit to the exhibition is a great opportunity to get a taste of a variety of artists’ work before visiting them in their studios. There is also work on display from artists who are exhibiting for the very first time.
Three prizes were awarded by a judging panel and the winners were announced at the exhibition launch on 28 April.
🏆 First prize of £250 was awarded to Karen Martin for her stunning painting in acrylic and mixed media called ‘Promise of Summer’ (below).
🏆 Second prize of £100 was won by Richard Ballantyne for his original sculpture of a raven sitting on a garden sprayer (below).
🏆 Third prize of £75 went to Marie Jones for her beautifully intricate embroidery called ‘Salt Water Calm’ (below).
There is also a fourth prize where visitors can vote for their favourite artwork when they visit the exhibition and the artist with the most votes will win the Visitors Choice Award of £100. Voting closes on 28 June 2023 so have fun choosing your favourite.
The exhibition is open now and runs until Saturday 8 July 2023 in the Museum’s beautiful art gallery. Many pieces of art are for sale. Admission to the Museum is £5.50 which gives 12 months free entry and children are free. Discover more here.