Lewes FC appeals for local artists to take part in exhibition

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LEWES Football Club is searching for local artists once again for its annual Artists United exhibition.

The show takes place at the Foundry on North Street in Lewes between Friday, July 6, and Sunday, July 8.

And two key figures from the Sussex Arts community are giving their full support.

The highly-respected Sarah O’Kane, of St Anne’s Gallery in Lewes, will chair the selection panel for ‘emerging’ artists.

And in a further coup, renowned local artist Tom Homewood will be donating a piece created especially for the exhibition. Tom commented: “Artists United is a great opportunity to see one or two affordable works by both new and established local artists – all in one place. By supporting Lewes FC we are strengthening our community and helping a club that does a great deal to nurture and encourage young people in this area.”

This year, the format of the exhibition, in the best traditions of football, is a show ‘of two halves’.

Half of the Foundry space will be for established artists whose work has been exhibited in a gallery in the last two years – these artists are guaranteed a space. The other half is for emerging up and coming artists who have not shown their work in a recognized gallery before. Pieces in the ‘emerging artist’ category will be judged for inclusion by an expert selection panel chaired by Sarah O’Kane.

Here’s how to enter:

Artists may enter up to two pieces. Ideally, maximum sale price of £500 each. Maximum dimensions 1m width/height. Send a photo (jpeg etc, min filesize 100KB, max 500KB) of the work(s) to artists@lewesfc.com

Put ‘ Artists United’, your name and ‘Established’ or ‘Emerging’ in the subject line.

In the email, state your name, title of piece(s), medium used, dimensions, sale price (and name of gallery if entering as an ‘established’ artist). As in previous years, 45 per cent of the sale price of every piece sold goes to support Lewes Community Football club. The rest goes to the artist.

The closing date for applications is week commencing Monday, June 18.