Oban Open Art Exhibition goes online

Val Hamilton is one of the artists who will be taking part in Oban Open Art Exhibition going online for this year.

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Oban’s 5th Open Art Exhibition is going online.

Organisers at The Rockfield Centre (TRC) said although the COVID-19 crisis  changed  plans, the  virtual exhibition means there is plenty of room for more entries than ever before.

Previously the exhibition has been housed in the temporary huts but going on-line means there is no limit to how many artists can submit their work.

And instead of the usual cap on three items per artist, that has now gone up to five, says Fee Shaw.

The exhibition will appear on TRC’s website on Friday June 12 bringing art direct into people’s homes.

Painters, sculptors, photographers, applied artists of any kind wanting to see their work included this year should email Fee at  arts@therockfieldcentre.org.uk to get a form and more information.

‘There are no limits or boundaries with the on-line exhibition, we’re hoping that artists  from the islands will also submit work so it’s really opening up the whole exhibition to more people than ever,’ said Fee.

As well the main Open Art Exhibition Online, the TRC is running a Mini Picasso’s Exhibition alongside it for under 18s.

‘So many young people have been busy drawing in lockdown, it’s been a great way for them to express how they are feeling. We thought it would be a great idea to give them the chance to exhibit their work as well, we’re hoping seeing it online will give them a boost – especially if someone wants to buy their work!’ said Fee.

All the artists can choose if they like to offer their work for sale. There will be a button next to each exhibit for anyone interested to click and get more details.

Any payment through Paypal will go straight to the artists and safe collection of purchased artwork will be arranged via Rockfield.

Budding young artists also need to e-mail Fee at arts@therockfieldcentre.org.ukto get an entry form.

The deadline for submissions is Tuesday June 9.