The Gallery Box in Felixstowe has launched a brand-new competition to inspire people to pick up their paintbrushes and canvases.
The competition and exhibition, running from the 7-31 January, is themed ‘My Window’ and is just £10 per submission with prizes to be won.
Whether you’re an artist, a photographer or ‘maker and shaker’, all are welcome to submit their art, but be quick as there are only limited spaces available.
The Gallery Box explained that they started this competition as a way to help people in East Anglia acclimatise to this ‘new normal’ and that, for some, gazing out of the window during this time has become a form of escapism. They hope this exhibition will make the people of East Anglia remember the happy times and reflect on what we have.
To enter the exhibition you simply have to create an image of a view from your window, or create an image of what you would like to see through the window, and entitle it ‘My Window’.
The artwork submitted must fit within an A4 space and it can be landscape or portrait. Submissions can be anything artistic, including paintings, prints, drawings, textiles, ceramics and sculptures to give a few ideas.
There are plenty of prizes to win, such as having an exhibit at The Gallery Box for one month free of charge and a £50 cash prize which would be incredible for those just beginning to dip their brush in the world of art.
The Gallery Box was a space curated by local artist Victoria Petchey, who created the gallery out of renovated shipping containers.
Victoria told Felixstowe Radio: “It’s important for artists to have an outlet and somewhere to go to showcase their amazing work.”
Applications cannot be pre-booked as The Gallery Box is operating on a first-come first-serve basis for the delivery of artwork. The exhibition will be announced via social media channels and The Gallery Box website.
When you submit your artwork, you must also attach to the back of the submitted work your name, telephone number, hometown, title of work, medium and price if it is for sale.
The best of luck to all of our local artists!
To find out more about The Gallery Box’s open call, be sure to head to their website or email them at: email@example.com