Instagram is one of those places where I have been able to find lots of local open calls for artwork in the past year. There have been countless opportunities local to my area, as well as open calls for London, online and across the waters in the States.
I decided to keep the majority of my submissions into open calls local this year and signed up to the Calne Music and Arts Festival art exhibition with three of my pieces – Falloch, Reach, and 50 Shades of Blue Mini Me.
With it being a local affair, when queuing with my submissions I bumped into fellow local artist Rhianon Beardsall, of whom I visited during the Marlborough Open Studios earlier this year. During the launch evening of the exhibition, Rhianon’s piece ‘Lobster Party’ was awarded best in show for bringing such bold colour and movement to the room.
It was a pleasure to attend the exhibition launch evening to celebrate the almost 300 artworks that were on display. The volunteers did a fantastic job in curating the exhibition, partnering up works well to display them throughout the building. It was also great to hear from the organisers of the event, and to learn more about the arts festival itself.