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Open Art Exhibition, the votes are in…

Earlier this year, Cleethorpes Library hosted the Adult Open Art Exhibition, calling for creatives to submit their work for displaying to the public. We were overwhelmed with the high standard and throughout August and September the Albert Room was transformed with colour and creativity.

Two cash prizes were up for grabs as part of the competition – £50 for winner of the panel vote and £25 for the winner of the public vote.

Panel Vote Winner - Ingrid Slater

Congratulations to Ingrid Slater, winner of the panel vote with her watercolour titled ‘Washing One’s Boots’.

Ingrid said: “I was chuffed to be accepted, let alone win! The idea for the artwork came from a trip to Bolton Abbey in Derbyshire, where I saw the sign and thought it would make for a funny painting”.

View ‘Washing One’s Boots’ below.

Public Vote Winner - Marilyn Blume

Congratulations to Marilyn Blume, winner of the public vote with her acrylic canvas painting titled ‘Coal Tit’.

Marilyn said: “I’ve drawn since I was a child, but I was able to reconnect with it again during lockdown. I enjoy capturing nature and the inspiration for my canvas painting came from a wildlife magazine. I’m delighted to win, thanks to everyone who voted!”

View ‘Coal Tit’ below.

Thank you to all the artists who submitted work and to the public who viewed the exhibition and voted for their favourite.

We hope to see the open art exhibition return in the future, so watch this space!

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