36th Annual Open Exhibition

This year’s Open Art Exhibition at Castle Park Arts Centre in Frodsham is once again displaying an exciting range of artwork entered by amateur and professional artists of all ages from across the region.

A variety of 2D and 3D artwork in different mediums are on display , all of which are for sale.

All the work is original or limited prints, ideal for gifts at Christmas.  The exhibition is free to enter so why not come along and enjoy the artwork in this unique and historic settings.

Overall Winner

Fields of Chicory by Sophie Parr

The judges all felt that this was a really beautiful painting, true depth is achieved.  The artist has obvious technical skill, the rendering of shape and form and all the individual details are excellent.  They all liked the scale of the painting.

Highly Commended 

Up on Bream Down 2 by Malcolm Powell

This painting has depth, energy and movement to the composition.  The judges really liked he subject matter, the surface treatment and the colour palette especially the blue of the sky.

Hatchmere by Ali Kippax

The Judges felt that this painting had real energy, they loved the scale.  It has depth, is not easily 'read' and is nicely ambiguous

Orange Light by Val Kosh

The judges liked both the submissions from this artist, but especially 'Orange Light'.  The limited palette, the suggestion of detail and the symmetrical composition all create an extremely pleasing painting that is technically very good.

The Lake District by Kevin Sparrow

Rusted by the seawater by Sue Marsden

Chopsticks Rests by Sarah Silve

A Shady Spot by George Davies

Lone Walker by Wynford Evans