Holt Festival is again delighted to announce a prize of £1,500 for the winner of this years’ Holt Festival - Sir John Hurt Art Prize. In addition, the winning work will go on to be exhibited in the autumn at the prestigious Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich.
Alongside his amazing acting career the late Sir John Hurt was a painter, at the age of 17 he attended The Grimsby Art School (now the East Coast School of Art and Design) and in 1959, he won a scholarship to Saint Martin's School of Art (now Central St. Martin’s in London). He continued to paint throughout much of his life, until late last year. He was passionately interested in encouraging others, in recent years becoming Chancellor of Norwich University of The Arts. He supported the Holt Festival Art Prize, either awarding or judging or both, almost every year since its inception.
The winner will be announced by Lady Hurt at a private view of the Exhibition of Shortlisted Works on the evening of Sunday 23rd July at the Auden Foyer, Auden Theatre, Gresham's School, Cromer Road, Holt.
In the foyer of The Auden Theatre, Gresham's School, Cromer Road, Holt - 11.00am – 5.00pm Saturday 22nd –Sunday 30th July and evenings when there are Festival events on in The Auden Theatre.
The exhibition of shortlisted works forms part of the Holt Festival Art Trail & Open Studios which will feature 19 exhibitions and open studios around Holt, including the Festival Loan Exhibitions which this year will feature original works by some of Britain’s greatest 20th century artists including Lucian Freud, Christopher Wood, Jacob Epstein and many other important figures.
Below are the thirty two works selected by the judges….almost all of them are for sale, so do please support the artists and the festival by buying them!.....
They are available to buy now…..so avoid disappointment and email Artprize@holtfestival.org or telephone James Glennie on 01263 713340 (or during the festival on 07799307437) to register your interest….purchases should be collected at the end of the exhibition by arrangement.
8. Ian West - Avocet
Acrylic & Collage 46 x 56cm NFS
11. Laura White - The MG
Etching 30 x 40cm. Edition of 50 £230 framed (one) £195 unframed
36. Anna-Lise Horsley - Squid (Anthropomorphia)
Acrylic on canvas 90 x 70cm £1,000
46. Steve Baker - Landscape with Background Noise
Giclée Print 1/5 56 x 84cm £420
52. Bruer Tidman - Remembering
Mixed media on paper on board 84 x 65cm £6,000
57. Michael Horsley - Untitled
Acrylic & charcoal on paper 57 x 77cm £1,000
64. Georgia Jennings Moors - Hall Garden Artichoke
Graphite on paper 59 x 42cm £4,400
89. Jessica Burgess - Martini
Oil and acrylic on canvas 100 x 100cm £1,400
90. Mark Richardson - Cromer Lighthouse
Acrylic & graphite crayon on board 54 x 37cm £275
92. Maxine Byron - Grey Skies
Oil on canvas 90 x 90cm £950
97. Natalie Lang - Grey Day
Oil on ply 30 x 21cm £375
106. Elizabeth Merriman - Tangled up in Blue
Oil on canvas 107 x122cm £2,250
107. Malca Shotten - Winter Sun, Cromer
Pastel & charcoal on paper 70 x 100cm £875
109. Katarzyna Coleman - South Denes Road Looking South
Acrylic & charcoal on canvas 93 x 125cm unframed £3,500
145. Rosie Greenhalgh - Falling Water
Acrylic on canvas 100 x 120cm £1750
146. James Colman - Loungers
Gouache 30 x 30cm NFS
150. Vanessa Lubach - Wiindswept Trees at Cley-next-the-Sea
Linocut 49 x 49cm (framed size). Edition of 100 £220 framed (1) £190 unframed (5)
157. Christine Elliot Grey - Between the Trees
Oil on board 39 x 39cm £800
158. Susan Isaac - Towards the Harbour at Wells-next-the-Sea
Oil on canvas 51 x 51cm £800
165. Gerard Stamp - Steps to the Spire (Norwich)
Oil 51 x 40cm £7,250
179. Guy Allen - Dragonfly Study
Etching, aquatint and hand finished gold leaf. Edition of 75 8 x 8cm £175 framed £95 unframed
180. Guy Allen - Libby
Etching, aquatint & hand finished gold leaf. Edition of 35 40 x 30cm £490 framed £395 unframed
186. Marilyn Mann - Always Together
Oil on canvas 90 x 90cm £450
187. Marilyn Mann - Going Home
Oil on canvas 90 x 90cm £450
199. Ruth Bunnewell - Overstrand to Cromer (view from the cliff top path)
Oil on canvas 60 x 80cm £895
208. Nick Powell - Lonsdale Cinema
Oil on board 21 x 27cm £426
209. Nick Powell - Apartment (Continent View)
Oil on MDF 94 x 55cm £1,278
222. Lara Cobden - Returned
Oil on wood panel 20 x 30cm £550
225. Emily Crookshank - Like Rubber & Glue
Monoprint 30 x 26cm £450
230. Chloe Steele - Beginnings End
Pencil on board 70 x 90cm £2,500
234. Will Teather - Mr P Milne's Antiques & Curios
Acrylic paint on sphere, on motorised steel armature 60cm diameter £12,000
Please read these carefully and keep a copy for your records.
Entrants acknowledge their acceptance by registering. Holt Festival Art Prize is open to anyone aged 16 or older.
All work submitted must be available for inclusion in the Holt Festival Art Prize Exhibition, Saturday 22nd July – Sunday 30th July 2017. Work must not exceed 1.25 metres in any direction and must be wall-mounted and appropriately framed. Submitted images should be sent as jpgs no larger than 2MB. The judges will view them both on screen and printed.
When the shortlist is announced the successful artists will receive instructions about delivery to Holt over the weekend of 15/16th July. Artists are responsible for wrapping and arranging transport.
Collection of unsold shortlisted works will be from the Auden Theatre on Sunday 30th July between 4.30pm and 6pm, otherwise by appointment.
Artists may opt to sell their work. The festival will charge 22%+VAT commission on all sales.
The judge's decisions are final and binding; no correspondence can be entered into.
Once an entry form has been submitted, no refunds of entry fees, part or whole, will be given.
Holt Festival adhere to standard copyright practice.
Holt Festival will retain entrants' personal data for use solely in conjunction with Holt Festival and this information will not be made available to other organisations. Your email address will be added to our mailing database and you will be given the option to unsubscribe at any time.
Holt Festival is a Registered Charity no 1087652
Entry to the competition is now closed.