Saturday 30 April 2016

Open 16 Awards

OPEN 16 Results announced

(Kettering art Gallery: Awards night at the Open 16)
Three prize winners were chosen from 253 entries, by a panel of local arts professionals. The winners each received a cash award, kindly supported by Kettering Borough Council, Taxassist and Portland Print.
Award of £500 for the Soft Pastel drawing of a horse, ‘Serenity’ presented to Amanda Drage
Award of £250 for the Textile piece, ‘Hanson Bay, Kangaroo Island’ presented to Karen Wyeth
Award of £150 for the Screen Print, ‘Rotherhithe Wakehouse’ presented to John McGowan
This year saw the fourth year of the Youthopen16 where young artists showcase their talents and face a gruelling panel of judges themselves. An outstanding display from the young artists has entered 27 pieces into the exhibition and several winners in three age categories. The prizes were sponsored by the Friends of Kettering Art Gallery and Museum, Kettering and District Art Society (KDAS), and Youthworks.
Overall Winner - Lorna Lowrie for her piece ‘Gato Cinzento’
Highly Commended - Ruby Spedding for her ink drawing ‘Chappie’
Commended - Lili Howe for her watercolour ‘My Dream’
Joint Overall Winners - Henry Rivett for his untitled work in graphite, and Jacob Moreton for his sculpture in limestone ‘Daisy Dog’
Highly Commended - Nicole Cifola for her pastel and ink ‘Life in Disguise’
Commended - Craig Richardson for his computer image ‘Recreation’
Overall Winner - Jacob Mawby for his oil and acrylic artwork OAB mix
Highly Commended - Savanna Maye for her pencil sketch ‘Amore’
Commended - Charlie Wright for his light and dark photograph
(a happy winner - photo with permission)
The KDAS prize for most promising newcomer in any media or category went to Lorna Lowrie, aged 8, for her piece ‘Gato Cinzento’.

Wednesday 20 April 2016