Blackfriars Open Competition comes to an end this weekend

Thursday 27th April

The Blackfriars Open Art competition attracted a high standard of entries, with 21 artists entering 52 very varied works of art. All were of a very high standard and the judges, Mike and Lynn Lovitt from Lincoln, had a difficult job in choosing from the submissions. However, they finally judged Ann Harris’s abstract acrylic “Vista” as the best work, with Joy Layton’s Charcoal drawing “Portrait of a Hare” as second, and Zoe James’s “Brushstrokes in Purple” as worthy of third prize. The winner was presented with a cheque for £100, and the runners-up received £50 and £25 respectively.

All paintings are on sale and can be seen in the foyer gallery at Blackfriars Theatre Boston, until 28th April. There is also the opportunity to see Rohan Goonawardena’s marvellous oil painting of South Street, Boston, and perhaps make a bid to purchase the original. The highest sealed bid opened at 5pm on April 28th, becomes the proud owner of this beautiful painting by a popular locally born artist.

Blackfriars undoubtedly plays a very important role as Boston's centre for entertainment and the arts. It is home to two very successful local amateur dramatic and operatic groups, as well as hosting a varied program of professional stage productions.