Surrey Artist Of The Year 2014:
Surrey Artists have again opened their doors to the public for the Surrey Artists Open Studios Summer event. You have the chance to meet the artists and see their work in their creative workspaces. Many of the artists hold workshops and demonstrations throughout the event. It is a great opportunity to buy original art commission free and let’s face it who wouldn’t enjoy a snoop around an artist’s studio?
Surrey Artist of the Year, in partnership with the New Ashgate Gallery, is now in its sixth year. The competition asks that you vote for your favourite artists during the Open Studios event. By taking part you will be helping an artist to continue with their professional development and to receive support from one of Surrey’s leading art galleries.
How Do I Vote For The Surrey Artist Of The Year?
You have to visit at least four artists during the Open Studios event and vote for your favourite artist (one vote per person). At the end of the Open Studios event the top ten artists will exhibit in the Surrey Artist of the Year Exhibition held at the New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham. After a final vote from the public and judging panel the Surrey Artist of the Year will be chosen and announced during the Exhibition.
What Does The Surrey Artist Of The Year Win?
The Surrey Artist of the Year will win a solo show at the New Ashgate Gallery in 2015. The New Ashgate Gallery will support the artist in achieving this. This is a great opportunity for emerging artists.
The New Ashgate Gallery is a registered charity aiming to make contemporary art and craft accessible to all. The Gallery delivers a year round programme of Exhibitions and projects within the Gallery and in the community. They support emerging artists and participation in the arts.
The Surrey Artist of the Year Exhibition will run from the 2nd October until the 14th November 2014.
And Something For You:
If you do decide to take part in voting for the Surrey Artist of the Year you will go into a free prize draw and have the chance to win a voucher worth £150 to spend with a Surrey Artist of your choice!
Support your local artists and get round as many studios as you can. The Open Studios event runs until the 22nd June 2014.
Feeling creative? Get your Art Supplies from Pullingers Art Shop or visit one of our stores in Farnham, Epsom and Kingston.