We advertised the call for entry on artinliverpool.com and it appears quite a few local artists are appearing.
Local Liverpool Talent Hits National Television
This spring, BBC2 is bringing ‘Show Me the Monet’, a new ten part art series to your screen.
Artists from across the nation were invited to submit a piece of work to a ‘hanging committee’ (a panel of three renowned art experts) who were searching for great art from both amateurs and professionals alike.
From an initial application of over 1000, just 35 artists were then invited to exhibit at the Royal College of Art, London, where members of the art establishment, together with members of the public, could critique and buy the selected work.
In an exciting twist the work at the exhibition was for sale by ‘blind bid’ and potential buyers were allowed to bid higher or indeed lower than the reserve price.
Will any of the following short listed artists make it to the Royal College of Art show?
Painter and multi-media artist Ashwan, Photographer Tabitha Jussa, semi urban landscape painter Josie Jenkins, visual artist Barbara-Ann Swann and photographic printmaker Darn Thorn.
“It was an incredible experience”, explained Josie Jenkins, who is also a member of Liverpool’s Arena Studios, “It is not easy to choose just one painting to be judged by art specialists, but it was more than worth it for the opportunity of national TV exposure.” Ashwan added “It’s important artists embrace different media to communicate with their audience, ‘Show Me The Monet’ was a great opportunity to do that”.
Tabitha Jussa said: “It was nerve-wracking to go in front of the panel and for them to judge my work, but with an opportunity to walk into the Royal College of Art and see my photograph of The Albert, it was worth taking a chance.”
‘Show Me the Monet’ will be broadcast on Monday 9th May 5.15pm – 6pm BBC2 and Monday to Friday for the following two weeks.
More information can be found at www.showmethemonet.tv and http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0117kt8