In exciting news for all art societies and groups based in or around Exeter, a competition has been launched offering an opportunity to see your work hanging in The Royal Albert Memorial Museum alongside the other fine art displays as the grand prize.
The Queen Street, Exeter museum will display the work of one lucky group, winners of the Express & Echo Local Art Show, 2017. This is an annual competition, and this year’s theme is “Dartmoor”. This topic has been chosen to complement the main winter exhibition display at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, “Dartmoor: A Wild and Wondrous Region”. The subject aims to examine the different views of various artists surrounding 19th-century tourism within Dartmoor and its development at that time. The Express & Echo will feature the shortlisted entries and will invite readers to vote for their top choice.
In 2016, a Bishopsteignton and Darlington-based art society, Flying Colours, were the winners. Clare Jenkinson, a member of the Flying Colours art group, explained how winning the competition has boosted the confidence of all its members. Exhibiting at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum motivated the group to source a permanent space in Ashburton, where they now display their work.
All of the entries for the Express & Echo Local Art Show 2017 will need to be submitted before 5:00 pm on September 8th, 2017. The September and October Express and Echo editions will feature the shortlisted entries, and readers will be given the chance to cast their votes for their favourite works. The winning entrants will be declared on October 26th, 2017. Following the announcement, the RAMM will exhibit the work from December 13th, 2017, until January 17th, 2018. In order to enter the competition, groups will need to submit around 50 separate works, which will be placed in Gallery 22. Fine art printers specialising in fine art Giclee printing and other styles, such as http://www.river-studio.com/fine-art-printing/fine-art-giclee-printing.php can help artists prepare their work for display.
All entry conditions must be agreed and adhered to. Entrants must complete an entry form along with a DVD containing 10 images with captions representing the work of the group or society. They must also submit 200 words explaining why they believe their particular society or group should win.