Rutland artists showcase work at exhibition opening

Sarah Watson receiving the Creative Leicestershire prize from Rutland County Council leader Coun Roger Begy. Photo by Michael Moralee
Sarah Watson receiving the Creative Leicestershire prize from Rutland County Council leader Coun Roger Begy. Photo by Michael Moralee
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Artists were showcasing their work at the opening of an annual art exhibition in Oakham.

Arts for Rutland hosted the private view of the 10th Rutland Open Art Exhibition at Rutland County Museum on Friday evening.

Stephen Holmes receiving The Swans Prize from Peter Jones. Photo by Michael Moralee.

Stephen Holmes receiving The Swans Prize from Peter Jones. Photo by Michael Moralee.

The event was opened by Rutland County Council leader coun Roger Begy and more than 100 guests attended.

Coun Begy is a member of the East Midlands Arts Council and he praised the work of the artists from around the county. He also presented the prizes to the winning artists, including Arts for Rutland prize winner Finola Delamere and Sarah Watson who claimed the Creative Leicestershire prize.

Other winners included Stephen Holmes who scooped the Swans prize and Mo Gardner who won the Goldmark prize for her three dimensional work.

The exhibition runs at the museum until April 20.