ARTISTS from across the area will be able to showcase their art work in a museum next year.
The Rutland Open Exhibition will open at Rutland County Museum in Catmos Street, Oakham, on March 24 and will feature the cream of art from Rutland, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Lincolnshire.
The event has been running at Catmose Gallery at Catmose College in Oakham for the last eight years but the college’s decision to close the gallery to the public put the future of the competition in jeopardy.
Arts for Rutland, which runs the competition, has managed to secure space at the museum for the competition, which will be judged by professional art critics, museum directors and art consultants.
Chairman Peter Lawson said: “I’m delighted that Arts for Rutland and the county museum are joining forces for the Rutland Open Exhibition.
“This will showcase the immense artistic talent we have both in Rutland and in the surrounding area.”
Artists will be able to submit up to three pieces of 2D or 3D work into the competition for selection to the final round, which will cost £5 each piece.
For information visit www.artsforrutland.co.uk