Over 100 artists of all ages and abilities have entered the The Buxton Spa Prize 2015 to paint the town in the open air (en plein air) during May and June.
The prize which was successfully launched in 2014 aims to raise the profile of artists and their work and further enhance Buxton’s national reputation as a centre for arts and culture.
The exhibition of the artist’s work which can be purchased, will take place at The Green Man Gallery, Hardwick Hall behind Buxton Museum from the 17 July till the 31 August.
Inspired by similar competitions in Bath and Bristol, The Buxton Spa Prize has Children’s Prize, 11 – 17 year old Buxton Spa Teen Prize, The Buxton Spa Young Persons Prize for those aged 18 – 25 and an open category with a first prize of £5,000 from the Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust.
The Harold Riley Sketchbook Prize which generated great interest in 2014 and will be repeated this year with a prize of £2000.
The Prize judges include renowned Salford artist Harold Riley, leading UK ‘en plein air’ artists Ken Howard RA OBE and Pete ‘The Street ‘ Brown and Chairman of Visit England, Penelope, Viscountess Cobham CBE.
Sponsors of the prize include the Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust, Riley Archive, Buxton and Leek College the University of Derby and Vision Buxton.
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