Chester Art Centre Open Exhibition Celebration Party

Dear artists and friends of Chester Art Centre,

Thank you for participating in Chester Art Centre’s Open Exhibition this year! Our apologies for not being in touch – we have had a busy year, filled with many creative projects, but now all of the votes for the competition have been counted and we are pleased to announce the winners!

The ceremony will take place on the 23rd November, 2017 at 6.30pm – 8.30pm.
The party – to which all are invited – will start at 6.30pm, with the awards presented to the winners at 7.30pm.

The prints that were on display, but have not sold, are available to purchase by the artists at a discounted price of:
£5 per print, unframed or £12 per print, framed. (This is to cover some of our costs involved in organising and running the exhibition.) Alternatively, We are happy to keep displaying the work on rotation as and when possible. However, We cannot guarantee that the work will regularly be on display, as we have a lot of exhibition bookings.  

Here are our winners for the Watercolour category:

*First Prize*
Sarah Adams – ‘Don’t Look Back’ 

*Second Prize*
Lisa Jayne Holmes – Stag

*Third Prize*
Susan Welsby – Bromeliad

The winners for the Oils/Acrylics category are:

*First Prize*
Mark Funge – Koi

*Second Prize*
Christopher Furminger – Two Men Kissing

*Third Prize*
Kathrine Geoghegan – Rosebay Willowherb

The winners for our Photography category are:

*First Prize*
John Cockshaw – York Minster Interior

*Second Prize*
Kim Keogh – Yellow

*Third Prize*
Matthew Martin – Paradise

Here are our winners for the Digital Art category:

*First Prize*
Philip McKay – Time That Never Was

*Second Prize*
Jenny Meehan – Leap of Faith 

*Third Prize*
Jacob Skeldon – Scan 1

A huge congratulations to all of the winners, and another massive thank you to everyone who participated. We are planning to run another open exhibition like this next year, but on a smaller scale and only with proven venues, in order to achieve the best experience for everyone involved.

We are looking forward to seeing everybody at Chester Art Centre to celebrate the success of our Open Exhibition and meet the winners and all of the participating artists!


Nov 23 2017


18:30 - 20:30
Chester Art Centre


Chester Art Centre
132 Northgate St, Chester CH1 2HT
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