The 57th Essex Open Exhibition

Selected by Polly Morgan

Submissions close Monday 31st October 12pm

Polly Morgan is currently selecting the many hundreds of entries and we will be notifying all those who entered work this year of her selections as soon as we know and we appreciate your patience. Selected artists will be asked to deliver work to the gallery between November 12th – 19th. The private view for the 57th Essex Open will take place on Friday 25th November.

The Beecroft Art Gallery’s Open Exhibition is the largest and most prestigious open art exhibition in Essex, drawing together a varied selection of new work by professional and amateur artists from around the county.

The exhibition is open to any artist, amateur or professional, over the age of 16 and either resident or working as an artist in Essex (including those London boroughs formerly part of Essex).

Selected work will be displayed in the Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Avenue,  Southend-on-Sea from Friday 25th November 2016 to Saturday 4th February 2017.

Image: Portrait of Giulia by Alexander Debenham

Open art competition and exhibition

selected by:
Polly Morgan
Artist and Curator

£7 one entry, £11 two entries, £15 three entries.

£500for Best Work in the Exhibition sponsored by Beecroft Art Gallery
£150for Best Oil or Acrylic sponsored by Brera
£100for Best Print or Drawing sponsored by The Pouch of Douglas
£100for Best Photograph sponsored by KeyMed Olympus
£100in framing vouchers and the Shirley Robson Bowl for Best Watercolour
£100for best 3 Dimensional Work sponsored by The Hive