A call to artists for Devon: A Contemporary View

Harbour House in Kingsbridge is challenging local artists to produce new work for an Open Art Exhibition in the spring. The title of the show is Devon: A Contemporary View.

Harbour House Arts co-ordinator Alison Veazey said: “Our county offers endless scope for artistic interpretation, with its varied landscapes and rugged coastline, its cities, towns and villages, its history, tradition and folklore, its industry and farming.

“We’re all familiar with traditional paintings of landscape and seascape, so our selectors are hoping that artists will find a way to portray a more contemporary view of Devon. This might involve a creative interpretation, a process of abstraction, sculpture and three-dimensional work. We’re hoping to be surprised!

“Artists can enter up to four pieces of work, which will be assessed by a small panel of invited artists. Works must be original, not reproductions, and may be in any medium.

“This is the first of two Open Art Exhibitions at Harbour House this year. It’s always so encouraging to see new artists taking their first steps in exhibiting, and of course it’s exciting when established artists use our Open Art Exhibitions as an opportunity to take their work in a new direction. In the autumn our theme will be Green.”

Works of art are to be handed in at Harbour House on the morning of Monday, March 16, for an exhibition which runs over the busy Easter holiday period from March 28 to 11 April 11, 2015.

For full details of entry requirements, call in to Harbour House for a brochure, or see the exhibition website.