Winners of the Cambridge Invitational Art Contest revealed
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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