The Rutland Open Exhibition 2017 has been postponed to Autumn/Winter this year because of the work being undertaken at the library which has meant the museum is housing many books and IT equipment. The dates for the Rutland Open 2017 are Friday 18th November to 5th January 2018. The Open evening will be on Friday november 17th and work will be taken into the museum on Monday 13th November.
The Rutland Open Exhibition 2016 is organised by a sub-group of Arts for Rutland, and takes place between Saturday 12 March and Friday 22 April at Rutland County Museum, Catmose Street, Oakham, LE15 6HW.
At the Open Evening on Friday 11 March, as well as previewing an excellent selection of art, we were also privileged to hear performances from some of the holders of awards from our project fund.
Artists and Designer-makers (painting, sculpture, printmaking, drawing, photography (including digital), ceramic, glass, textiles and jewellery) from Rutland, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire are eligible to enter.
Prize winners were as follows:
Arts for Rutland Prize
Stella Benford – Living in a Box (Mixed Media)
Andrea Naylor – Old Man Blue (Pastel)
Alan Oliver – Aldeburgh Beach (Oil)
Creative Leicestershire Prize
Jill Hailes – White Orchid (Acrylic)
Jim Barnes – Arrow Head Bowl (Ash)
Jane Gill – Floral Column (Ink & Watercolour)
Anne Goold – View to Harringworth (Oil)
Jill Hailes – Salema, Portugal (Watercolour)
John Holloway – Two Dolphins in a Wave (Ancaster Stone)
Maggie Lewis – Ray (Digital Photography)
Terry Raybould – Ridlington Gardens (Oil)
Download the exhibitiion flyer as pdf
In addition to the established Open Exhibition, we have a Youth Exhibition which had its second run during February 2016.