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First prize award at the Harrogate Mercer Open Art Competition

Further to my last blog post (Harrogate Mercer 2012 Open Art Show submissions): I’m pleased to announce that, on 16th September 2012, I won first prize (from among 600-700 submissions with my acrylic painting ‘Nithering Almscliffe.’ Its only the second time I’ve entered this local, but prestigious, competition in Harrogate so I am delighted to have won. It was kept entirely secret until the announcement on preview night and so was completely unexpected. I wish I’d done my hair and put some make-up on!

I’ve included some media images, and links, below.  *Entries by other artists have been obscured for copyright reasons.

The original painting can be viewed at the Harrogate Mercer Art Gallery 16 Sept 2012 – 20 Jan 2013.

Harrogate Mercer open art competition winner Julia Odell

First prize winning painting Nithering Almscliffe.

Harrogate Mercer open art competition exhibition.

The winning painting in the distance.

Harrogate open art competition winners - Harrogate Advertiser

Harrogate open art competition winners announced in the Harrogate Advertiser

Links to media articles:
http://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/lifestyle/harrogate-district/winners-unveiled-at-mercer-art-gallery-1-4988266
http://www.harrogate-news.co.uk/2012/10/05/harrogate-open-exhibition-announces-2012-winners/
http://www.wetherbynews.co.uk/lifestyle/local/winners-unveiled-at-mercer-art-gallery-1-4988266