Call to Artists - The Grosvenor Museum Open Art Exhibition

6 January 2017

Chester’s Grosvenor Museum announces its 12th Open Art Exhibition.  This will present the best in contemporary art from the region, giving artists in the area a chance to show their work and providing a diverse and stimulating exhibition for the public.

A total of £1,850 will be awarded in prizes.  The First Prize is £1,000, with a Second Prize of £500 and a Third Prize of £250.  Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to vote for their favourite work, and the Visitors’ Choice will win £100. 

The exhibition will be opened by Sarah Maxfield, Area Director North, Arts Council England.  It will be selected by Maxine Bristow, Programme Leader MA Fine Art, University of Chester; John Renshaw, Emeritus Professor of Fine Art, University of Chester; and Peter Boughton, Keeper of Art, West Cheshire Museums. 

Bringing in days are 24 and 25 February 2017. The exhibition will run from 9 March – 21 June.

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing, said:  “The Grosvenor Museum’s Open Art Exhibitions are always very popular.  Last time 270 artists submitted work, and the exhibition was seen by more than 24,000 visitors.  We look forward to another successful exhibition.” Entry forms can be down-loaded from the Grosvenor Museum’s website They are also available from Samantha Belsham at the Grosvenor Museum, telephone 01244 972197 or email

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