Art takes centre stage in Spalding

From left: Coun Christine Lawton, Karen Harvey from Shutter Hub, Coun Liz Sneath, Wendy Dabrowska, John Gray and Helen Webber from Riverbank Studios and Alison Loakes. ANL-160703-092515001
From left: Coun Christine Lawton, Karen Harvey from Shutter Hub, Coun Liz Sneath, Wendy Dabrowska, John Gray and Helen Webber from Riverbank Studios and Alison Loakes. ANL-160703-092515001

Two artists are celebrating after winning awards at this year’s South Holland Open Arts exhibition.

The winner of Best Newcomer chosen by the judges was Wendy Jones Dabrowska for her painting ‘Room With a View’.

Arts and Culture Development Officer Rachel Rowett views Head Strong by Dina Perejogina.

Arts and Culture Development Officer Rachel Rowett views Head Strong by Dina Perejogina.

The winner of the Best Photography prize was Alison Loakes for ‘Ketton Quarry’.

Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite artwork by filling out voting slips and posting them in a box at the venue.

The winner will be 
announced after the exhibition has closed and they will be awarded the prestigious Public Vote trophy.

South Holland Open Arts 2016 is being held in the function hall at the South Holland Centre in Market Place, Spalding until Thursday.

Community Development Officer Jessica Horne admires some of the works.

Community Development Officer Jessica Horne admires some of the works.

The popular annual event, which has been running since 1999, aims to showcase the best work by professional and amateur artists from across the region.

All sorts of art is on display including paintings, drawings, photography and sculptures.

The Open Arts exhibition is free to visit and is open at the following times: Today (Tuesday) 10am-3.30pm; Wednesday 10am – 7.30pm; Thursday 10am – 4.30pm.

Visitors were also able to see artists at work in Spalding Market Place on Friday during a special event organised by Spalding’s town centre manager.

As well as artists at work, there were food stalls and musical entertainment from folk rocker Jonny Walker.