On September 19th, I attended the Artist Preview and Award announcement for the SCAF Emerging Artist Award that I entered last November. While the 10 finalists' entries were so varied in media, story, and inspiration, all belonged in the room. Having never gone through this exact sort of process before, I didn't know what to expect. I chatted with some of the other artists and a few of the judges, and made my way around the exhibition, pausing to look up each artist in the exhibition catalogue and read what they said about their piece.
I didn't win the top prize in the competition, but the Foundation will be hosting the exhibition 21 September until 7 December at Ornham's Hall in Boroughbridge, then it will travel to Rural Arts in Thirsk from the 2nd to the 14th of March, 2019. They will also be promoting our work through social media, the traditional press, and events, to broaden the audience that will see our work. Who knows what this can lead to next?
Check out this link for a list of all the finalists. When you click on an artist name, it will take you to a page that has photos of the artwork and also a little bit about the artist.
© 2019 Kimberli Werner, “Just Around the Corner”, acrylic, encaustic wax, pastel, collage, embossing foil, marble dust, watercolours, on gypsum board, 60cm x 60cm size.