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Artists invited to enter the 2017 Lichfield Prize competition

Visual artists are being invited to enter the 2017 Lichfield Prize.

Organised by emporium, in association with the Lichfield Festival, the competition is aimed at both emerging and established artists.

First prize is £500 and a solo exhibition, while the entrant with most votes from visitors to an exhibition of entrants will also win £200.

A spokesperson said: “Under the exhibition title Dreams and Extremes, artists are invited to creatively interpret this year’s competition theme which focuses on America – a land of hopes and dreams, and extremes of terrain and temperature, of colour, creed, culture and colonisation.

“This very topical subject, as well as a wide historical or geographical brief, invites interpretation and artistic expression with paintings, drawings, printmaking, sculpture, textiles, mixed media, film or photography.”

Competition finalists will be exhibited at Lichfield Cathedral and more selected entries exhibited at emporium for the duration of the Lichfield Festival, which runs from July 7 to 15.

Entry forms can be downloaded from The closing date is June 6.


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