Friday, December 25, 2009

Open Art Competition

Deadline: 30th April 2010 (RECEIVE)

Open Art Competition
Broadway Arts Festival 2010

Little Buckland Gallery
Broadway, Worcestershire, UK
Saturday 12th June - Sunday 20th June

The Competition is open to any artist based in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire or Warwickshire. The closing date for registration is Friday 30th April 2010.

We are looking for original work in any medium based on either a broad view of life in the North Cotswolds or reflecting the work of John Singer Sargent, to tie in with the rest of the Broadway Arts Festival in 2010.

Up to three pictures may be submitted. £8.00 per submission. The work should be delivered to Little Buckland Gallery, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7JH . Details and directions at .
Handing in days: Friday 14th May 1pm – 7pm, Saturday 15th May 10am – 4pm, Sunday 16th May 10am – 4pm.

If you are unable to do any of the above please contact Arabella Kiszely at 40 selected works will be hung in John Noott Galleries (in Cotswold Court) during the Festival.

We will also guarantee to hang at least one picture from each entrant at another exhibition at Little Buckland Gallery just outside Broadway.

All the work exhibited will be for sale with 60% going to the artist and 40% going to the BAF Charity to defray expenses. Please price your work with this in mind. Images of those hung at the John Noott Gallery may be used on the Festival website and other Festival publicity material. The judging panel will be chaired by Peter Wileman (President of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters)

Open Art Competition Registration Form

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John Singer Sargent RA 1856 – 1925 was the most celebrated portrait painter of the Edwardian age. (In 1885, Sargent caused a scandal when he painted Madame X, a sensual portrait of Mme Gautreau, a noted society beauty.) It was whilst Sargent was staying with Francis D Millet at Farnham House on Broadway’s village green, that he embarked upon his most celebrated painting, Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose, the title lifted from the light-hearted lyrics of a popular song. The painting is a triumph of Sargent’s use of light which would never be equalled in quite the same way. It is a true example of Impressionist en plein air painting, which took numerous sunsets to complete and even during its conception provoked much discussion, amusement, involvement and encouragement from his circle of friends. Once completed it was very quickly acquired for the nation by the Tate, where it has been celebrated and revered ever since. Sargent was elected a full member of the Royal Academy in 1897. During his lifetime he was a prolific painter in both oils and watercolours and his work hangs in major collections throughout the world.