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Surrey Artist of the Year 2021

25 September to 6 November 2021

Surrey Artist of the Year 2021

Come and vote for your favourite Surrey artist and support the local talent with us.

The Surrey Artist of the Year competition is a partnership between the New Ashgate and the Surrey Artists Open Studios to celebrate the wealth of creative talent in Surrey. Starting in 2009; this aspirational exhibition offers a collective of local quality arts and craft as voted for by the public during open studio visits. The top scoring artists come together for a programme of events. There is a wide variety of artworks on show, including different materials and techniques such as painting, glass, textiles, ceramics, collage / assemblage book and paper art.

Again, during the exhibition, until 22th October, 12noon, members of the public are encouraged to vote for an artist; and the artist with the most votes from public and judging panel, is named Surrey Artist of the Year 2021 on 22nd at 7pm. The winner receives a bursary of £1,500, a solo show at the New Ashgate Gallery and a complementary Winner's Stand at the Surrey Contemporary Art Fair.

The shortlisted artists in 2021 are: Sophie Artemis, Monique Birley, Sarah Cox, Penny Fleet, Keira Graham, Penny Green, Hilary Jones, Yeside Linney, Alison Orchard, Stephen Pitchforth, Sue Ransley, Louise Rowe, Jo Shepherd, Jessica Stroud, Dawn Thornhill and Jean Tolkovsky.

The season includes workshops for adults, families and artists - please contact us for information.

The competition is organised by New Ashgate Gallery in partnership with the Surrey Open Studios. It is supported by the Patricia Baines Trust and Contemporary Art Fairs. The Surrey Life magazine, which has a monthly section dedicated to the local art scene, is the official media partner of the competition.

Jessica Stroud

Little Birds

Stained Glass

Ref: 111189

53.5 x 53.5 x 6 cms

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Jessica Stroud

Jessica Stroud is a stained-glass artist who works from her garden studio in Haslemere. She has a passion for the transmitted light and colours of mouth blown glass and uses it when creating her own work. The natural world, especially her garden and the wildlife that visits, and our rich heritage of stained-glass windows, are an enduring inspiration.

Jessica uses traditional techniques to make her panels, the origins of which go back as early as the 7th Century. She restores stained glass windows as part of her practice; works include the renovation of Arthur Conan-Doyle's windows at Undershaw and the restoration of the Victorian windows in Haslemere Museum. Jessica is a member of the British Society of Master Glass Painters.

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