Open Art Results 2020

 

120 artworks by 62 artists were selected to form this exhibition. 

Judging Panel:

David Chamberlain - Arts Development Officer, Caerphilly CBC

Louise Collis - Artist

Michael Goode - Director, Inc-Creative Wales

Judges comments:

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. 

 

Conclusion:

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.

Click on the buttons to see the artwork.

Kim Colebrook: Strata

Sid Head: Cardiff Bay

Graham Vincent: The Last Word

Ian MacKenzie: Upon A Time in the West II

Highly Commended:

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

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