Derbyshire Open Art Competition 2017

Pavilion Reflection by Mark Langley

The Derbyshire Open is an annual competition, now in its 35th year, and is open to both amateur and professional artists.


People who had submitted entries to the competition were invited to attend a preview evening on Friday 23 June 2017 at the Buxton Museum and Art Gallery to hear the winners and commended entries announced.

Artists were asked to submit entries inspired by what Derbyshire means to them, with suggested subjects ranging from county landscapes, a town or streetscape, local people, still life or representations of local stories.

Entrants were allowed to submit up to two works and could use most materials including oils, acrylics, watercolours, drawing, print, collage, manipulated digital imagery or three dimensional work.

The winners and commended entries were selected by an independent panel of four judges.

Prizes totalling £2,150 − including a first prize of £750 − were on offer, and the judges' selection, including the winning pieces, will be displayed at our newly refurbished Buxton Museum and Art Gallery in Terrace Road from now until Friday 1 September 2017.

The competition is supported by Tarmac and the Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery.

The winners and commended:

The Derbyshire Trophy

No 170 Pavilion Reflection
by Mark Langley from Belper, Derbyshire.

Derbyshire County Council Young Artist Award

No 111 Traveller's Rest
by Katherine Marrow, 17, from King Sterndale, Buxton, Derbyshire.

The Friends of Buxton Museum and Art Gallery Trophy

No 14 What We Leave Behind Us
by Jenny Bowden from Litton Mill, Buxton, Derbyshire.

Derbyshire County Council Award

No 11 Squeeze Stile near Sheldon
by Leri Kinder from Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Derbyshire County Council Award

No 69 Sunday
by Sue Lewis-Blake from Stanton in Peak, Derbyshire.

Derbyshire County Council Award

No 142 Finding Errwood Hall
by Patrick Jones from Knutsford, Cheshire

Derbyshire County Council Award

No 187 Derbyshire Slice
by Helen Cunliffe from South Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire.

Derbyshire County Council Award

No 214 Walking the Edge
by Katherine Rhodes from Sheffield.

Commended

No 6 Buxton Opera House
by Shakira Abbs-Brown, 10, from Hayfield, High Peak.

Commended

No 20 The Dove Valley from Cold Eaton
by Roger Allen from Brassington, Derbyshire.

Commended

No 47 Cromford Waterwheel
by Andy Mayers from Belper, Derbyshire.

Commended

No 56 Chatsworth Estate - Winter Twilight
by Kirstie Adamson from Derby.

Commended

No 77 Denby Ware Still Life
by Laura Critchlow from Buxton, Derbyshire.

Commended

No 93 Kinder Hags and Groughs
by Howard Young from Ellenhall, Staffordshire.

Commended

No 131 Night at the Opera House
by Annabel Pitts, 17, from Buxton, Derbyshire.

Commended

No 180 Friden Brickworks, Newhaven
by Kathryn Morton from Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.

Commended

No 185 Winter's Light, Kinder
by Philip Cunliffe from South Reddish, Stockport, Cheshire.

Commended

No 247 I Dream of Sheep
by Iona Parkin, 14, from Hope Valley College.

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