Open Art Results 2020
120 artworks by 62 artists were selected to form this exhibition.
David Chamberlain - Arts Development Officer, Caerphilly CBC
Louise Collis - Artist
Michael Goode - Director, Inc-Creative Wales
The judges felt the exhibition was very varied with an interesting mix of work. They felt the overall standard of work was strong which made judging both difficult and also enjoyable. They were impressed by the broad range of ideas and exploration of themes and said it was good to see work by well established artists displayed alongside emerging artists.
Judges were influenced by the technical skill and intricacy of work by both the runner up and the winner.
Comments re runner up:
The panel were impressed with the level of skill and creative use of media to capture a familiar scene. They thought this artwork was created with a fresh eye and a fresh perspective and felt that the artist had demonstrated an excellent technical ability.
Comments re Winner:
The winning artwork was subtle and understated but stood out for being a thought provoking piece. They said it was well executed and a worthy winner up against a really high bar.
The judges concluded by saying this exhibition is now a must see fixture on the exhibition calendar for anyone interested in the visual arts as it continues to support and showcase some of the best emerging and existing artists in Wales.
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Kim Colebrook: Strata
Sid Head: Cardiff Bay
Graham Vincent: The Last Word
Ian MacKenzie: Upon A Time in the West II
Geoff Dawson Bryngarw Stream
Dawn Harries Horses at Sunset
David Hopkins Ponty Bridge
Louise John At home with Catherine
Jamie Jones Esker
Michelle Jones Distant Mountains
Anita Raymond Aberglasney Gardens
Gail Roberts Mighty Oak
Jackie Shackson Ynys Lochtyn
Haf Weighton Penarth Yacht Club
Robert Wells Llangynidr to Brecon
Sandra Wintle Winter Storms II