The Buxton Spa Art Prize 2021 Exhibition, featuring work by over 100 artists, was launched at an awards event attended by a small invited audience at The Green Man Gallery on Thursday 24th June.
The competition, which was successfully launched in 2014, aims to raise the profile of artists and their work and further enhance Buxton’s national reputation as a centre for arts and culture.
The founder of the competition, Trevor Osborne said, “It seems like only yesterday that I suggested the first art competition which has over the years become an annual event. The Buxton Spa Art Prize has attracted so many talented and wonderful artists in every one of the seven years it has taken place.”
The exhibition is open daily at The Green Man Gallery from 10.30am till 5.30pm and runs from Friday 25th June to Sunday 25th July. It also offers a great opportunity to view and buy unique works of art inspired by Buxton.
Judges for the competition included local and nationally renowned artists Haidee-Jo Summers, Simon Roderick and Ingrid Karlsson, Derbyshire Museums & Galleries Manager Ros Westwood MBE and the High Sheriff of Derbyshire Louise Potter.
1st – Reaching For The Light – Corbar Wood Matthew Phinn
2nd – The Little Train – Buxton Eva Juusula
3rd – Together Again Jenny Aitken
- Picture Post Pam Smart
- The Crescent – Buxton Spa Nick Grove
- From the top of Hall Bank – Buxton Susan Issac
The Buxton Spa Teen Art Prize 2021 winners, sponsored by Bill & Sheila Barratt, Jean Rodger and Adrian Brown are:
1st – Where’s the Rain? Hannah Dunkin, aged 13
2nd – Bar Brasserie Grace Riordan, aged 13
3rd – It was forecast as sunny Camilla Clay, aged 13
The Buxton Spa Children’s Prize 2021 winners, sponsored by No.6 The Square Tearooms & Accommodation are :
1st – The Bluebell Forest in Corbar Woods Prudie Dawson aged 10
2nd – My Favourite Climbing Tree Hector Dawson aged 3
3rd – A Family Walk Verity Dawson aged 8
The Buxton Spa Children’s Prize 2021
The five Buxton International Festival Choice paintings chosen by the Festival team include:
- Picture Post Pam Smart
- Cross Culture Pollinisation Amanda Cirillo
- Crescent Illumination Mark Langley
- The Little Train – Buxton Eva Juusula
- Spring Time on Broad Walk Sam Bailey
Visitors to the exhibition can vote for The People’s Choice award
The People’s Choice winner will be announced on Sunday 18th July. The winning artwork will be hung in the Ensana Buxton Crescent Hotel. The winning artist will receive £500 prize money and a one night stay for two at the Buxton Crescent Hotel & Thermal Spa. The Buxton Spa Prize People’s Choice 2021 is kindly sponsored by Ensana, Bill & Sheila Barratt, Jean Rodger and Adrian Brown.
The organisers of The Buxton Spa Art Prize wish to thank the following people and organisations for their support:
The Trevor Osborne Charitable Trust, The Buxton Spa Company, Ensana Buxton Crescent, Creative Heritage, The Bingham Trust, No 5 Church Street – Buxton Spa, No 6 The Square Tearooms & Accommodation, Adrian Brown & Jean Rodger, Bill & Sheila Barratt, Salman Property Care, Buxton Civic Association, Vision Buxton,Buxton International Festival, Buxton Festival Fringe, Pure Peak, High Peak 360 and Explore Buxton.
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