Young Birmingham artists in line for prestigious award.
Washington Green, the UK’s leading fine art publishers, has announced the launch of its Summer Exhibition 2016.
Now in its third year, the month-long exhibition will take place from Saturday 30th July–Sunday 28th August at Castle Fine Art in Birmingham’s International Convention Centre. The exhibition will feature work from 16 contemporary artists – including several aspiring artists from Birmingham – who were chosen to feature in the show following a call for innovative visual artists to submit their work to a panel of art reviewers.
The shortlisted submissions have now been brought together into one beautifully curated display of more than eighty artworks where work by established names sit alongside those by emerging and aspiring artists in a range of mediums, genres and subject matter. From Irish artist Ian Pollock’s bronze sculptures to New Yorker David Welker’s new surrealism and Korean artist Kim Byungkwan’s abstract portraiture, the shortlisted artists hail from all four corners of the globe and cover the entire artistic spectrum.
Artist Collective Plume, who specialise in abstract photography, and Tom Bird – a photographer who at 25, is the youngest to take part – are several of the artists to be profiled in the Summer Exhibition 2016. Those featured in the exhibition are in with the chance of securing a publishing contract with Washington Green. If successful, they will join the ranks of the art scene elite with Ronnie Wood, Bob Dylan and Raphael Mazzucco just some of the names represented in the company’s portfolio.
Glyn Washington, Founder and Creative Director of Washington Green Fine Art, said: “In an increasingly competitive industry, it can be hard for artists to get noticed. Our Summer Exhibition offers a platform for artists to get their work seen by a critical audience.”
Last year, three aspiring artists went on to launch publishing careers with the company – abstract artist Robert Oxley, landscape painter Elaine Mather and figurative artist Nigel Mason, 63, all joined Washington Green’s diverse portfolio following the Summer Exhibition 2015.
Robert Oxley, who is now one of the company’s most successful limited edition selling artists, said: “Taking part in the Summer Exhibition was an incredible experience for me. Seeing my work in a beautiful exhibition catalogue and my name in print, was just magic. I’m so relieved that I took part and would urge anyone else looking to pursue their art career to do likewise.”
Washington Green’s Summer Exhibition 2016 will take place from at Castle Fine Art, ICC, Broad Street, B1 2EA from Saturday 30th July–Sunday 28th August. For more information visit www.castlegalleries.com.