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Derbyshire Open Art Competition

The Derbyshire Open is an annual competition, now in its 37th year, and is open to both amateur and professional artists.


No 37, Nocturne, St Mary's Gate, Derby by Ross Sallaway from Belper, Derbyshire
Winner of the Derbyshire Trophy - No 37, Nocturne, St Mary's Gate, Derby by Ross Sallaway from Belper, Derbyshire.

Competition entrants are asked to submit a work illustrating what is special about Derbyshire. The subject could be a landscape, a view of the artist's home town, local people, representations of local legends or still life. Entrants can use most mediums, including oils, acrylics, watercolours, drawing, print, collage, manipulated digital imagery or 3-dimensional work.

The entry form is attached to this page.

Artists can submit up to 2 works which must be handed in between 10.30am and 4pm on Friday 21 June or Saturday 22 June 2019, to the Museum and Art Gallery on Terrace Road in Buxton.

An independent panel of 4 judges will select the winners. Prizes are on offer - including a £750 first prize - along with the opportunity to display work at our Museum and Art Gallery in Buxton.

Prizes will be announced at the preview evening and awards ceremony on Friday 5 July 2019.

For more information email: buxton.museum@derbyshire.gov.uk or tel: 01629 533540.

The judges' selection, including the winning pieces, will go on display at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery from Saturday 6 July until Friday 13 September 2019.