Surrey Artist of the Year 2018

Surrey Artist of the Year

Denise Jaques Surrey Artist of the Year 2016
Denise Jaques – Surrey Artist of the Year 2016

For the ninth consecutive year, the Surrey Artists’ Open Studios and the New Ashgate Gallery are working in partnership to host the Surrey Artist of the Year competition, supported by the Patricia Baines Trust.

We invite you to vote for your favourite artist during the SAOS Open Studios in June. Only those who visit four or more studios are eligible to vote. You can do this by returning the voting card at the back of the brochure,  or by voting online. One vote per person.

The artists with the most number of votes will be invited to exhibit their work at The New Ashgate Gallery in Farnham. Voting will then re-open to all gallery visitors for the Surrey Artist of the Year. The winning artist will be offered a solo exhibition at the New Ashgate Gallery in 2019.

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The winning artist will receive a cash prize and a solo exhibition at New Ashgate Gallery.

SAOY and Prize Draw 2017
SAOY and Prize Draw 2017
Pullingers graphic and fine at supplies
Pullingers graphic and fine at supplies

How can I vote?

Many artists have come together to produce short trails of studios around their area, these can make it easy to plan a day out and to visit four or more! Once you have voted you will be automatically entered into our free prize draw.

One lucky winner will receive a £150 voucher to spend at a participating artist’s studio and a second prize winner will receive a £50 voucher to spend at Pullingers’ Art Shop.

We hope that you enjoy your visits to this year’s Surrey Artists’ Open Studios.

Su Jameson Surrey Artist Of the Year 2017
Su Jameson – Surrey Artist Of the Year 2017

Last year’s winner

Su Jameson, Surrey Artist of the Year 2017
Last year’s winner was Su Jameson who makes one-off hand built ceramic sculptures that are mostly figurative in form. Each piece comes from personal experience but tries to explore ideas that are both particular and universal

The work aims to be thought provoking and invite reinterpretation. Porcelain, black stoneware and crank clays create textural forms and surfaces; whilst painted on coloured slips, oxides and occasionally glazes are used to accentuate and further evoke.

The work has a strong narrative and at present explores themes around family and the human condition.

“Receiving the prize of Surrey Artist of the Year 2017 has been a fantastic affirmation that my work is connecting with people. I am so grateful for all the support and optimistic about the challenges that lie ahead as I prepare for my solo show at the New Ashgate Gallery in the Autumn.”

Tied by Su Jameson SAOY 2017
Tied by Su Jameson SAOY 2017

New Ashgate Gallery

New Ashgate Gallery is proud to be associated with SAOS and Open Studios, making contemporary art and craft accessible to the widest audience possible.

The New Ashgate Gallery Trust is dedicated to promote and champion the best contemporary art and craft in the market place and to provide an unparalleled resource in Farnham, Surrey and beyond. It raises aspirations and inspires excellence. The gallery delivers exhibitions and projects in the gallery and the community, fostering emerging artists and supporting diverse participation in arts. As a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation, the New Ashgate Gallery relies on sales from exhibitions and donations to further charitable aims.
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