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Winners of fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest revealed





The fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest, supported by the Cambridge Independent, celebrated the original work and talent of 12 artists.

Organised by The Galeria Moderna art gallery in the Grand Arcade, the winners were revealed at a private view and awards evening on Sunday (December 17).

The winners in the fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest. Picture: Galeria Moderna
The winners in the fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest. Picture: Galeria Moderna

The gallery is now showcasing the award-winning artworks until this Saturday (December 23). Each of them is for sale, with 20 per cent of the proceeds going to local charity Arts and Minds, which supports positive mental health and wellbeing through creativity.

The winning artists are: Dinah Case, Elizabeth Hay Brown, Elizabeth Cooke, Emma Mayoux-Andrews, Carol Whitehouse, Theofilos Seintis, Simona Ivanova Nedeva, Egle Stabuzyte-Brazdzioniene, Sam Kelly, Susan Law, Troy Stuart and Julia Fernández Rebollo.

The artworks from the 12 finalists of the fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest. Picture: Galeria Moderna
The artworks from the 12 finalists of the fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest. Picture: Galeria Moderna
'Paul II and Sonal' by artist Sue Law, winner of the Mayor's Choice Award at the fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest. Picture: Galeria Moderna
'Paul II and Sonal' by artist Sue Law, winner of the Mayor's Choice Award at the fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest. Picture: Galeria Moderna

As well as the Cambridge Independent, support came from Scudamore’s Punting, the Gonville Hotel and Cass Art, while special guest judge, sculptor John Doubleday, was also in attendance.

'I Feel Safe' by Emma Mayoux-Andrews, winner of the Cambridge Independent Award at the fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest. Picture: Galeria Moderna
'I Feel Safe' by Emma Mayoux-Andrews, winner of the Cambridge Independent Award at the fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest. Picture: Galeria Moderna
‘When It Calms Down’ (above) and ‘Coming Back’ by Egle Stabuzyte-Brazdzioniene, winner of the Gonville Hotel Art Award at the fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest. Picture: Galeria Moderna
‘When It Calms Down’ (above) and ‘Coming Back’ by Egle Stabuzyte-Brazdzioniene, winner of the Gonville Hotel Art Award at the fourth Cambridge Invitational Art Contest. Picture: Galeria Moderna

Each patron selected an artist for a special award – the winner of the inaugural Cambridge Independent Award was Emma Mayoux-Andrews, for her unique artwork ‘I Feel Safe’ – a wooden ‘book of doors’ created in collaboration with homeless people in Cambridge.

Emma Mayoux-Andrews collecting her Cambridge Invitational Award from the mayor, Cllr Jenny Gawthrope Wood. Picture: Galeria Moderna
Emma Mayoux-Andrews collecting her Cambridge Invitational Award from the mayor, Cllr Jenny Gawthrope Wood. Picture: Galeria Moderna
Local artist and Cambridge Drawing Society member Carol Whitehouse collecting her award from the mayor, Cllr Jenny Gawthrope Wood. Picture: Galeria Moderna
Local artist and Cambridge Drawing Society member Carol Whitehouse collecting her award from the mayor, Cllr Jenny Gawthrope Wood. Picture: Galeria Moderna

The Mayor’s Choice Award was presented to local artist Sue Law. J Leone, the event organiser and an artist himself, thanked supporters and said: “It was a wonderful night to witness the joy on the artists’ faces, celebrating their success and acknowledging their hard work is a privilege and pleasure.”

[Read more: Art competition finalists’ works to go on display at Galeria Moderna, Cambridge]

For more information, visit galeria-moderna.com.



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