Wexford Arts Centre in partnership with the Wexford Lions Club, are delighted to present the twenty fifth annual open submission exhibition. Wexford Lions Club has always strived to support community spirit and co-operation, and this display of local artistic talent has since become a long standing and much loved tradition, reflecting the diverse artistic skills and talents of Wexford and the surrounding area.
As one of the most popular events at Wexford Arts Centre, the response to the open call for work has been remarkable again this year, with over two hundred applications received. The open brief truly grants participants the freedom to create exciting and original artwork, allowing them to tell their own stories. This can be seen through a varied range of subjects such as urban and rural narratives, personal experiences, abstraction and even pure imagination.
The aim of the exhibition is to capture and support the range of talent to be found in the area, and to open art to everyone with a passion or an interest to share. It is also an opportunity for artists at various stages of their careers, to present and realise their work in a formal gallery setting. As such, the exhibition is more than just a show of art; it’s a community which welcomes artists of every age, skill and interest level. As an ‘open show’, all are welcome and free to create and display their work. Once again, the upper gallery will be dedicated to the work of the ‘young lions’, a very promising group of budding artists who amaze us with their creativity every year.
The Lions Club annual exhibition encourages a sense of support and community, an ethos mirrored by Wexford Arts Centre; arts for all, arts for life. For all these reasons, it is an incredibly important show within the Wexford Arts Centre programme.
The exhibition will run in the lower and upper galleries of Wexford Arts Centre from Monday 16 March to Saturday 4 April 2015, and gallery hours are Monday to Saturday, from 10am-5pm. For further information on the exhibition please contact Catherine Bowe, Visual Arts Manager on +353 (0)53 9123764 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wexford Arts Centre and Wexford Lions Club would like to thank Spectrum Art Supply Shop for their ongoing and generous support of this exhibition.
Damian Carroll, Soft Day, acrylic on canvas, 2014
Middle of page (from left to right):
Marian Campbell, Chewing the Cud, acrylic on canvas, 2014
Jeanne Ffrench, Bridget, acrylic on canvas, 2014
Sheila Burton, Moorhen, oil on canvas, 2014
Bottom of page (from left to right):
Shonagh McCourt, Lily in the Field, acrylic on canvas, 2014
Ciara Scullion, Tranquil, pen on board, 2014
Jacob Corrigan, Eye of the Tiger, acrylic on Canvas, 2014