Painting Padiham

The first ever Painting Padiham event will take place on Saturday 13 May 2017.

Artists will be able to compete for cash prizes by creating an original piece of art, depicting Padiham and its people, over the course of one day in May.

This exciting event is open to artists, both professional and amateur, using any style or media (except photography).  Participants will be asked to select a location within a 1mile radius of Padiham Town Hall, and can paint inside or outside.  Visitors to the event will be able to see artists at work and enjoy seeing original art created before their eyes.

On the day artists will register at the newly opened StormArt Gallery with a blank canvas before moving out to their chosen location.  Their completed work will be submitted at the end of the day and judged over the course of the following week.

An exhibition of all event artists’ submitted work will be on display at the Picture House Gallery for 4 weeks commencing on 20 May 2017.  There will be two cash prize winners announced at the Launch of the Exhibition event on 20 May  and a People’s Choice Award decided by visitors to the Exhibition and announced at the end. First prize will win £1000 kindly donated by A1 Motor Stores of Burnley Road Padiham, supplying the UK’s motoring and leisure needs locally.  Winning submissions will be framed by the Picture House Gallery.  Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase the original artwork during the exhibition.

Artists taking part in the event will also be invited to submit up to two pieces of their original work to be exhibited at StormArt Gallery and other town centre venues in the week prior to the event.  These works will also be available to buy.

On the Day

The newly opened StormArt Gallery, 101-105 Burnley Rd, Padiham, will be the event hub for the Painting Padiham event.

Artists will be asked to register from 8am on Saturday 13 May at the StormArt Gallery, where they will have their canvas, paper, board (or other media capable of being stamped) stamped to confirm that it is blank.  Artists will then be able to move out to their chosen painting location.

Artists can submit their work at StormArt Gallery anytime that day up to 6pm.  Judging will take place over the course of the following week and first and second place winners announced at the Launch of an Exhibition of participating artists work on Saturday 20 May 2017 at the Picture House Gallery, 4-8 Burnley Rd, Padiham.

Maps of the event will be available for visitors to see where the artists will be located for the event.  Visitors will be able to take in the great shops and eateries in Padiham town centre as well has visiting as many artists around the town as they can.  For more information see our Directory pages.

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