Published 17 October 2017
A range of fine art, jewellery, sculpture, textiles and photography by professional and amateur artists will go on display at the Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery.
The annual Clydeside Open Art Show will open at the gallery within Clydebank Town Hall on Thursday, 2 November and entry is free.
The show has attracted submissions from contemporary Scottish artists working across West Dunbartonshire, the Highlands, East Dunbartonshire, Stirlingshire, Argyll and Bute, Dundee, Ayrshire, Glasgow and Edinburgh.
This year’s exhibition will showcase the work of artists new to the Open Art Show, alongside artists who have supported the event for a number of years. The breadth of artists participating is reflected in the variety of work being exhibited.
This year’s exhibition includes over 100 works by 68 artists including Daniel Fitzpatrick, Hugh Gillan and Robert Richard.
Bailie Denis Agnew, Convener of Communications, Museums and Cultural Development and renowned local artist, Tom McKendrick, will select one artist to receive the Best in the Show prize in recognition of their outstanding art work.
Visitors to the exhibition can also vote for their favourite piece from the displayed works and the artist with the most votes will be awarded The People’s Choice Award and receive afternoon tea for two in the Town Hall Café.
Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery operates the Own Art Scheme, making buying art easy by allowing purchasers to spread the cost of their chosen artwork over 10 monthly instalments at 0% interest. The Clydeside Open Art Show includes art at prices to suit all pockets and is an excellent opportunity to acquire a unique piece of art or festive gift! The exhibition closes this year in time for you to take your purchases home for Christmas.
Bailie Agnew said: “The Council is pleased to once again host this art show and I would encourage people to come along and see the variety of pieces on display. The Clydeside Open Art Show has grown over the years and is a great platform for both established and aspiring artists to showcase their talent and creative skills.”
He continued: “I would like to thank the artists and designers for displaying their excellent work for others to enjoy.”
Visitors can view the annual Clydeside Open Art Show at Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery, Clydebank Town Hall from Thursday, 2 November 2016 until Saturday, 2 December 2017, Monday to Saturday 10am – 4.30pm. Admission is free.