Opportunity: Black Swan Arts Open 2017
Deadline: 8th September 2017
Entry Fee: £12 per work entered. Maximum number of entries is four.
Prizes: Hauser and Wirth Somerset First Prize – £750, Frome Town Council – People’s Choice Award of £250, Mount Art – £150 framing of a piece for artists in full time education or three years out of full time education, Postscript – 3D prize for art materials to the value of £100, Sam’s Kitchen – Prize for local art of a meal and selected work exhibited at Sam’s Kitchen, Black Swan Arts Solo Show in 2018/2019, Babington House Prize of a mentoring lunch/dinner with Kate Bryan, Head of Soho House Group Collections, Friends of Black Swan Arts prize
Details: The prestigious Black Swan Art Open is an annual competition that welcomes original works from both established practitioners and emerging artists of all professions and disciplines. Work can be submitted in any medium and in almost any size – from painting, drawing and printmaking to photography, sculpture and ceramics.
The event offers artists the chance to have their work viewed by a panel of highly respected judges and potentially to be exhibited at a regionally important gallery seen by thousands of visitors. The successful entries will be on show at Black Swan Arts from 2–29 November.
The panel of judges for 2017 includes Mariella Frostrup, journalist and broadcaster; Gary Sangster, trustee from the Arnolfini, Bristol; Stephen Snoddy, director of the New Art Gallery, Walsall; Dea Vanagan, director of Hauser & Wirth Somerset; and Seamus Nicolson, artist and 2015 winner of the Black Swan Arts Solo show prize.
Image credit: Black Swan Arts/Alison Harper