The Bristol Art Prize 2013 Preview night was last night. The event was opened by the Lord Mayor of Bristol and prizes were awarded to various artists who had submitted paintings inspired by the City of Bristol.
The organisers of the event had previously run the Bath Prize, a competition which had been held the previous 4 years. I had come runner up in 2010 with my painting of the Royal Crescent and I won the Circus Prize in 2011.
I was hoping that I was in with a chance of a prize this year, particularly when I saw that my watercolour “Clifton Suspension Bridge in the Mist” was used on the front of the invitation. I didn’t win a prize but my painting of the magnificent bridge designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel was “Highly Commended” by the judges.
The exhibition at the Guildhall Arts Centre in Bristol will be open today and tomorrow and throughout October – Tuesdays and Wednesdays 2pm to 5pm. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 5pm. Bristol is a fascinating city with lots to see and do, so if you’re in the area it’s well worth a visit.