Hidden Treasures

Calling all artists… Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures competition is now open

Local artists are being encouraged to enter Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures competition, which is open to all amateur artists, schools and community groups.

They are being urged to submit a themed piece of work to feature in the borough’s summer arts trail.

Arts officer Alex Howell said: “The theme is Hidden Treasures and we are asking artists to select a favourite building, open space, walk, view or local attraction as an inspiration.

“Art work will be shortlisted to a collection of pieces which will then be exhibited across the borough, allowing members of the public to vote for the best piece of art work.”

The work, which must be two-dimensional, can be submitted on:

  • Painting – oils, acrylics, watercolours
  • Drawing – pencils, charcoals, inks, pastels
  • Photographs – colour/black and white
  • Mixed media – mixture of the above

If a piece is selected, each art work must be framed and mirror plated and can be no larger than 61cm (24”) by 46cm (18”).

Each entry must be original in concept and design, and in the original medium (not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

Once artists have completed their piece, they need to send a photograph of the piece to alex_howell@sandwell.gov.uk by no later than Thursday 31 May 2018.

Information also available at our Hidden Treasures webpage

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