Call to artists - The Grosvenor Museum's Open Art Exhibition

20 February 2019

Chester’s Grosvenor Museum announces its 13th Open Art Exhibition.  This will present the best in contemporary art from the region, giving artists in the area a chance to show their work and providing a diverse and stimulating exhibition for the public.

A total of £1,850 will be awarded in prizes.  The First Prize is £1,000, with a Second Prize of £500 and a Third Prize of £250.  Visitors to the exhibition will also be able to vote for their favourite work, and the Visitors’ Choice will win £100. 

The exhibition will be opened by Helen Legg, Director, Tate Liverpool.  It will be selected by Associate Professor Bernadine Murray, Head of Art & Design, University of Chester; John Whitehill, artist; and Peter Boughton, Keeper of Art, West Cheshire Museums. 

Councillor Louise Gittins, Cabinet Member for Communities and Wellbeing, said:  “The Grosvenor Museum’s Open Art Exhibitions are always very popular.  Last time 285 artists submitted work, and the exhibition was seen by 25,000 visitors.  We greatly look forward to another successful exhibition.” Bringing in days are 26 and 27 April 2019.   The exhibition will run from 10 May to 18 September.

Entry forms can be down-loaded from the Grosvenor Museum’s website:  They are also available from Samantha Belsham at the Grosvenor Museum, telephone: 01244 972197 or e-mail:

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