Open art exhibition set to draw in visitors to centre
Work by artists from across the region and beyond is set to go on display at an exhibition in Scunthorpe.
The 12th annual Open Art and Sculpture Exhibition will begin on Saturday, September 15.
Held at the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre in Church Square, the display marks the culmination of an annual competition.
Artists from across the region were given the chance to display their work as part of the contest.
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Painters, photographers, sculptors and other artists from all backgrounds were invited to submit work into the competition.
A total of more than 200 entries depicting a wide range of subjects were received.
The top prize of £300 and a solo exhibition at the centre went to Dale Mackie, of Grimsby.
The part-time artist scooped the prize for his painting Father Bluebird, a picture painted from an old photograph.
He said: "I will be putting the money into creating more artwork.
"I am a part-time artist and work mostly on a Friday afternoon and a Saturday in the workshop.
"I entered a few pieces and couldn't believe it when I won."
After the deadline for entries, artwork submitted for the competition was independently judged.
Sarah Hammond, of the Treasure House cultural centre in Beverley, joined David Plumtree of Voluntary Action North Lincolnshire on the judging panel.
Mr Mackie will receive his award, along with six other prizewinners, at a ceremony to be held at the centre on Sunday, September 16.
All entries, including paintings, photographic prints and sculptures, will be displayed until Saturday, December 1. The centre is open from 10am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is free and more information is available on 01724 297070.