Lichfield Prize 2017
The Lichfield Prize 2017 Dreams and Extremes Exhibition 7-15July This exhibition of thought provoking work by the competition finalists can be viewed at Lichfield Cathedral and Emporium gallery. The competition theme this year focused on America; a land of hopes and dreams, and extremes of terrain and temperature, of colour, creed, culture and colonisation. Artists from around the country have interpreted and expressed this wide and very topical subject with an exciting variety of media from paint and photography to sculpture and printmaking. The overall winner selected by an experienced judging panel receives prize money of £500 sponsored by Lichfield BID together with a two week solo exhibition at Emporium. The prize giving will take place in the Cathedral at the opening of the exhibition. An addition prize - The People’s Choice has been introduced this year, sponsored by Keelys LLP. Visitors to the exhibition can vote for their favourite piece and a prize of £200 will be awarded to the artist with most votes. Ballot slips and boxes are available at both venues and votes can also be cast by emailing the gallery. Voting will close at midday Saturday15thJuly and the winner announced at 3pm at the Cathedral.