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Support for Arts Awards

Arts Awards Logo 2015 finalWith the Marshwood Arts Awards reaching out to an ever broader range of artists, makers, art lovers and buyers throughout the South West, it is good to see such a unique initiative supported by local businesses. Along with the assistance of the Bridport Arts Centre, Batten’s Solicitors of Yeovil, Artwave West Art Gallery from Morecombelake, And So to Bed (London) from outside Bridport, The BridgeHouse Hotel in Beaminster, Hawksmoor Investment Management of Exeter and the Brewery Square Development in Dorchester have all chosen to support the Marshwood Arts Awards and to help offer finiancial incentives to the artists that are chosen to exhibit alongside the judges in the Bridport Arts Centre in October and November.
This year a winning artist will be chosen from each category and that winner will receive a cheque for £300.
The Marshwood Arts Awards is the third in a series that began in 2008. Designed to highlight and promote the wealth of creativity in the South West, the Awards are divided into six categories. This year the categories and their respective judges are:

Painting & Drawing selected by Philip Sutton RA
Sculpture & 3D selected by David Worthington
Fashion & Textiles selected by Harriet Wallace-Jones
Photography & Digital Media selected by Matilda Temperley
Furniture & Works in Wood selected by Rupert Senior
Ceramics & Glass selected by Christopher Taylor
Artists are invited to submit work to any one (or more) of the categories and the relevant judge will select three artists from that category to exhibit in a high-profile mixed exhibition at the Bridport Arts Centre from 24th October – 21st November 2015.
Along with the three artists chosen from each category, there will also be an online public vote to choose another entrant to display their work in the exhibition.
Two collectors, Lord Bath of Longleat and Sarah Wild of Puncknowle Manor Estate, will each choose a work from the selected exhibition to receive a ‘Collector’s Award’.
The judges are also invited to exhibit a piece of their work alongside those whose work they have chosen.
Past judges have included John Hubbard, Kate Malone, John Makepeace, Caroline Broadhead, Tim McPherson, Emily Young and Roger Mayne.
The Marshwood Arts Awards exhibition, combining work from the judges with that of the selected entries, is a unique and much admired bi-annual exhibition.
The deadline for entry is August 28th 2015. For more information and an opportunity to enter the 2015 Awards visit or phone 01308 423031.

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