The Buxton Spa Prize 2017 'Open for Entry' from 1 April
The Buxton Spa Prize is an open art competition to celebrate the town’s culture, natural beauty and heritage. Over 150 artists entered the third year in 2016. The aim of the Buxton Spa Prize is to make the town an internationally recognised centre for visual arts. The Prize is for artists working in any 2D media (except photography) who are over the age of 17 on 1st April 2016. The winning artist will receive a grand prize of £5000. The Buxton Spa Prize 2016 is proudly sponsored by ‘The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust’.
The Buxton Spa Prize 2017 will be open for entry from 12 Noon Saturday 1st April 2017. From this date people can enter directly online, via a paper-based application form or at the Buxton Office from the 5th May 2016.
The Buxton Spa Prize is also the home of The Harold Riley Sketchbook Prize. Also in it's third year, this Prize is an open competition for artists to submit a single sketchbook finished in the last year.
Winners will be judged by a panel of experts from the town and art world. The exhibition includes sale of work and runs from Saturday 1st July until Monday 31st July at The Green Man Gallery – Hardwick Hall, Hardwick Square South, Buxton Spa, Derbyshire. SK17 6PY.