15th annual North Devon Museum Open Art Show highlights local talent

Posted on: 20 January 2017

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is holding its 15th annual Open Art Show from 14 January to 18 February, showcasing the best new work from 10 local artists.

The show, which promotes the work of amateur and professional artists working in North Devon, was officially opened by Peter Heaton-Jones MP.

Judges from White Moose Gallery, PETROC and Quay Drawing helped to choose the selected artists, who are either local residents, or their work has been inspired by northern Devon, Exmoor and Lundy Island.

Pete Newell, one of the judges involved, says “It has been a challenge and pleasure to help assemble this exhibition. There was a wide range of artists, artworks, style and subject matter to select from and I hope that the chosen works reflect the quality and diversity of art practice currently underway in North Devon.”
Visitors to the show can enjoy work by:
• Gerrard Lindley
• Roger Cockram
• Louise Thompson
• Luna North
• Lesley Anne Cornish
• Debbie Lee
• Gill Jones
• Tony Williams
• Penny Armitage
• Roger Humphries

Executive Member responsible for leisure and culture, Councillor Dick Jones, says: “The standard of entry for this year’s  Open Art Show was extremely high as always.  The artists who live and work in, or are inspired by, northern Devon are extremely talented. Why not come along to the museum and see for yourself?  Especially as entry is free.”

The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon is open from 10am to 4pm on Monday to Saturday, admission is free. Check out the museum’s Facebook page to keep up to date with all the latest news and events.

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