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Galeria Moderna and Castle Fine Art Cambridge hosted an awards evening, where they announced the winners of the Cambridge Invitational Art Contest, last Sunday (August 15). The selected works are now on display at Castle Fine Art in the Grand Arcade until 5pm this Sunday (August 22).

Andy Dakin presented with the Mayor's Choice Award by Cllr Robert Dryden at the Cambridge Invitational Art Contest & Exhibition 2021 at Castle Fine Art, Cambridge
Andy Dakin presented with the Mayor's Choice Award by Cllr Robert Dryden at the Cambridge Invitational Art Contest & Exhibition 2021 at Castle Fine Art, Cambridge

All 12 artists collected their awards in a night full of art and fun.The 2021 winners are Michael Norcross, Karen Chard, Sarah Walton, Barbra Marshfield, Cristine Calow, Clare Millen, Samuel Benjamin Harris, Andy Dakin, Max Morawski, Ann Goddard, Martin Southwood and Geoffrey Harrison.

Ann Goddard collecting the John Doubleday Award at the 2021 Cambridge Invitational Art Contest
Ann Goddard collecting the John Doubleday Award at the 2021 Cambridge Invitational Art Contest
Geoffrey Harrison collecting the Cass Art Award at the 2021 Cambridge Invitational Art Contest
Geoffrey Harrison collecting the Cass Art Award at the 2021 Cambridge Invitational Art Contest
Martin Southwood, the Graduate Hotel Award winner at the 2021 Cambridge Invitational Art Contest
Martin Southwood, the Graduate Hotel Award winner at the 2021 Cambridge Invitational Art Contest
Max Morawski, winner of the Scudamores Art Award at the 2021 Cambridge Invitational Art Contest
Max Morawski, winner of the Scudamores Art Award at the 2021 Cambridge Invitational Art Contest

Andy Dakin was the winner of this year’s Mayor's Choice Award, selected by the Mayor of Cambridge, Cllr Russ McPherson. Unfortunately, the Mayor was called away but three-time mayor, Cllr Robert Dryden, stepped in to present the awards.

Samuel Benjamin Harris, winner of the Oak Bistro Award at the 2021 Cambridge Invitational Art Contest
Samuel Benjamin Harris, winner of the Oak Bistro Award at the 2021 Cambridge Invitational Art Contest

The inaugural Oak Bistro Award was won by Samuel Benjamin Harris, with Martin Southwood collecting the inaugural Graduate Hotel Award. Photographer Max Morawski collected the Scudamores Art Award, while Ann Goddard received the John Doubleday Award, and Geoffrey Harrison the Cass Art Award.

The Cambridge Invitational Art Contest and Exhibition runs until Sunday, August 22
The Cambridge Invitational Art Contest and Exhibition runs until Sunday, August 22

Local charity, Arts and Minds, and national charity, Arts 4 Dementia, were selected as the contest's beneficiary charities - with 20 per cent of each sale split between both charities.

The Cambridge Invitational Art Contest & Exhibition 2021 awards evening
The Cambridge Invitational Art Contest & Exhibition 2021 awards evening

Stacy Bodkin, gallery manager at Castle Fine Art Cambridge, said: “It was an absolute pleasure to host the Cambridge Invitational Art competition 2021; the joy of the winners' faces and the opportunities that arise even after the exhibition make this competition very special.

"It was our first event since lockdown, so it felt brilliant for everyone to celebrate and enjoy the awards and exhibition.”

For more on Castle Fine Art, visit castlefineart.com.

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