The Gallery Upstairs at Upton Country Park is putting out a call to all local artists within a 15 mile radius of Poole for new and original entries for the Upton Country Park Open 2021. This year’s OPEN will have the theme ‘Wild’- we are inviting all local visual artists to submit work.
All entries will all be made online this year. Closing date for entries: 20th November 2021. The project is open to any visual artist living within a 15 mile radius of Poole and art in any medium is welcome: painting, drawing, sculpture, handcrafted prints, digital and textile art. Sorry no photography or video, due to space constraints.
To enter please visit www.pedas.org.uk or www.thegalleryupstairs.org.uk. There is a non-returnable fee of £5 per piece entered. Selection will be made digitally by our Selector Helen Talbot. The exhibition will be held at The Gallery Upstairs at Upton Country Park running from 3rd – 21st December 2021.
A spokesman for the organisers said: “The theme this year is ‘WILD’ – so a wonderful opportunity to create something astonishing! We are excited to invite local artists of all styles and genres and look forward to seeing their interpretations of such a broad theme.”
The selector, Helen Talbot MA has taught subjects including drawing, painting, graphic design and illustration since 1989 working in adult, further and higher education in Dorset and Hampshire. She works with most drawing and painting media, printmaking and stitched textiles, and has exhibited her own work widely.
Prize money of £300 will be awarded.
The Gallery Upstairs is located above the tearooms in the lovely surroundings of Upton Country Park. The exhibition is organised by the Gallery managers, Poole and East Dorset Art Society. For more information, rules and how to submit your entries visit www.thegalleryupstairs.org.uk; email email@example.com
Currently showing at The Gallery Upstairs: 'Optic Nerve'
Colourful and contrasting, paintings by three members of PEDAS: Heather MacGregor, Pam Marshall & Sally Holland, plus guest artist Rob Adams, who is especially well-known for his en plein air work. We are having a little gathering with drinks and nibbles at the gallery this afternoon... Saturday 18th from around 2 pm. Please come and see the paintings and chat with the artists.