Still time to vote at Meffan exhibition

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THE Winter Exhibition at The Meffan in Forfar is now open - and there is still time to vote for your favourite amateur exhibit.

This popular open exhibition attracts entries from talented artists from all over Scotland and is a firm favourite with visitors.

This is the 20th annual exhibition at The Meffan since it opened its doors in 1992 as an art gallery and museum. The large number of submissions and finite gallery space means a selection process is inevitable, but the selection committee endeavour to make the exhibition as inclusive as possible whilst ensuring the highest quality artwork is put on show.

The winners in the professional category were split three ways. The judging panel, which included local artists Rebecca Westguard and Penelope Anstice, selected ‘Magic Garden’, an etching by June Carey, Bel McCoig’s ceramic ‘Another Zebra Crossing’ and Jennifer Robson’s pencil drawing ‘The Blue Hare’. Due to a new initiative this year, the prize in the professional category has become a purchase prize, which means the winners have the additional accolade of having their works in a public art collection.

The judges found choosing the winners extremely difficult and so decided to give commendations to 12 other pieces of work. There is a wide variety of artworks on show in a variety of media, including fine art prints, paintings, drawings and sculpture, so there is something to suit every taste. The exhibition is open Monday to Saturday from 10 to 5 pm and runs until Saturday, December 31. All the art on display is for sale.