SUFFOLK SHOWCASE – deadline 23 June 2007 (in person)

This from my home town… sadly only open to those who still live or work in Suffolk!

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Open Submission Art Exhibition – CALL FOR ENTRIES

Following the success of last year’s SUFFOLK SHOWCASE, the now established annual open submission exhibition returns to Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery. Presented in association with Bury St Edmunds Art Society, Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery provides SUFFOLK SHOWCASE as an opportunity open to all Suffolk-based artists and makers aged 16 years and over, the opportunity to submit work to be shown in a public exhibition of the highest quality.

This year’s exhibition will be selected by a panel of distinguished judges. They are: Rebecca Weaver, Arts Development Officer for visual arts at the Town Hall Galleries in Ipswich; Townley and Bradby, an exciting and emerging artist collaborative based in Norwich and currently participating in the Escalator programme for visual artists in the Eastern region; and Lillias August, an established and highly regarded artist from Bury St Edmunds and representative for Bury St Edmunds Art Society.

The judges will also select one artist from the exhibition for the SUFFOLK SHOWCASE ARTIST AWARD – this award will enable the recipient to create new work through a close working relationship with, and professional support from, the Art Gallery. Equivalent to £1000, the award will provide artist fees of £175 per day and a small budget for materials and expenses. The award will be announced at the exhibition preview on the evening of Friday 29 June. The exhibition will run from Saturday 30 June to Saturday 28 July.

For further details on how to submit work for the SUFFOLK SHOWCASE exhibition, artists should contact the Art Gallery on 01284 762081 or download information and an Entry Form from the website www.burystedmundsartgallery.org .