Local artist wins open submission

The Dunamaise Arts Centre is currently hosting its open art exhibition 2013 which was officially opened earlier this month.

The Dunamaise Arts Centre is currently hosting its open art exhibition 2013 which was officially opened earlier this month.

Having received almost 100 impressive submissions from both established and emerging artists; 21 pieces by 15 artists, including the overall winner Maria O’Brien, were selected by Noel Kelly, President of AICA Ireland and CEO/Director of Visual Artists Ireland. The 21 pieces exhibited are in various media by artists from across the four midlands Counties of Laois, Longford, Offaly and Westmeath.

The selected artists are Carol Booth, Carol Breen, Aisling Conroy, Rebecca Deegan, David Fox, Sean Guinan, Bernadette Keating, Tim Mann, Maria O’Brien, Ciara O’Hara, Lawrence O’Neill, Catherine Rock, Mary Slevin, Anne Van Dorpe and Ann Wingfield.

A fantastic prize of a month long residency at The Arthouse in Stradbally was presented to the overall winner Maria O’Brien which will provide a rare opportunity to focus on creating new work in state of the art studio facilities and a supportive environment.

All are welcome to come along and see the exhibition at the Dunamaise.