Cranleigh Arts Centre annual open exhibition

The Cranleigh Art Centre annual exhibition will be in the gallery from today (June 21) until July 26.

Participating in this year’s competition - which is now closed for submissions - are 54 local artists, with a grand total of 106 artworks entered including photography, sculpture, mosaic, painting and textiles.

The competition presents an opportunity for artists of all disciplines and abilities to exhibit their work in the gallery for critique by a guest panel of experienced arts professionals including Artist and Tutor Mary Branson and Art Critic and Editor Carol Cordrey.

“This year’s theme ‘Resistance’ has been interpreted on so many different levels, from serious to comical. Once again we have had a wonderful response from artists and are pleased to see lots of new faces as well as returning exhibitors,” said Ruth Eastelow, Programme and Planning Coordinator.

Last year’s winner Adam Mellor will announce their winner on Thursday 28 June.

Visitors to the gallery will also get the chance to have their say in ‘Open Vote’ from Friday 29 June, which will provide an opportunity for the public to express their views on the judges’ choices and select their favourite artwork from the gallery.

This year Ochre Print Studio (based in Guildford) will be offering the Open Vote winner a place on their Introduction to Printmaking course with one year’s free membership for use with their open access facilities.

The deadline for Open Vote is Sat 7 July, 4.30pm and the winner will be announced by email shortly after.

Visit www.cranleighartscentre.org for more information or call the box office on 01483 278000.

Contributed by Cranleigh Arts Centre