Call for Artists

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Artists wanting to take part in the open studio event which celebrates the artistic talents of North and North East Lincolnshire have until May 7 to book their place.

Insight 2010 is the annual celebration of the arts in northern Lincolnshire which takes place this year over the weekends of September 18 and 19 and September 25 and 26 when artists throughout the area will open their studio doors to the public.

However, Pete Mitchell of The Ropewalk in Barton upon Humber who is project managing the event would like all artists who are taking part and require the services of a professional photographer, Andrew MacNaughton, to let him know as soon as possible.

“Photography sessions have been booked for April 10 at The Ropewalk in Bartonand  April 17 at Abbey Walk Gallery in Grimsby and to be included in these sessions work must be in by 10am on these dates at either venue,” he said.

Otherwise photographs supplied by the artist must be of a similar professional standard at a minimum 300dpi.

“Insight 2010 is now in its 10 th year and not only celebrates the artistic talents of North and North East Lincolnshire but also gives artists the opportunity to demonstrate the processes involved in developing their work as well as give the public the opportunity to view and perhaps purchase or commission original paintings, prints, textiles, sculpture, jewellery and glass,” Pete added.

All studios and venues, unless otherwise stated, will be open from 10.30am to 5pm on each of the four days.

Artists can contact Mr Mitchell by emailing insight@the-ropewalk.co.uk or by telephoning him on 01652 660380.

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