North Lincolnshire International Print Open 2010

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The second North Lincolnshire International Print Open 2010 exhibition has opened at Barton upon Humber’s Ropewalk Contemporary Art & Craft to critical acclaim.

The biennial printmaking competition, held in GalleryOne and Artspace at the Maltkiln Road gallery, features artists from throughout the country and beyond.

Around 300 entries were initially entered for the competition with 93 entries being selected for the exhibition by Melvyn Petterson of London’s Artichoke Printmaking Studio and artist and printmaker Meg Dutton, a Fellow and Vice-President of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers.

“Both Melvyn and Meg are involved with the Royal Society of Painters-Printmakers and were very impressed with the high standard of work submitted,” said The Ropewalk’s Exhibition Officer, Richard Hatfield.

“We were very pleased with the range of work and the geographical spread of the submissions,” he continued. “The job was a very difficult one – if we had another gallery I am sure we could have filled it with no real discernable drop in quality.”

“Comments from early visitors to the exhibition have been very positive with many remarking on the excellent quality on display.”

The £400 selectors’ prize was awarded to Catherine Sutcliffe-Fuller of York with her print, Managed Woodlands, with other prizes awarded to London printmakers Colin Gale and Camilla Clutterbuck,, Sherriff Hutton printmaker Timothy Morrison, Glasshouses’ Emerson Mayes and Piers Browne of Askrigg near Leybun.

The Ropewalk Contemporary Art and Craft Gallery is open Mondays to Saturdays 10am until 5pm and on Sundays from 10am until 4pm

For further information contact Richard Hatfield 01652 660380

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