Artists offered an early bite at festival success

Jane Jackson with her winning poster for the 2013 Alnmouth Arts Festival.
Jane Jackson with her winning poster for the 2013 Alnmouth Arts Festival.

ARTISTS across Northumberland are being invited to show their flair in a festival competition.

Organisers of the Alnmouth Arts Festival have launched a contest to find an image to publicise next year’s event.

The festival, which is now in its tenth year, attracts more than 3,000 visitors to the village as more than 100 artists, craft workers and photographers display their work.

This year’s event included Ellington artist Peter Davison, Stannington’s Sandy Sanderson and Kate Jakubovics, and Margaret Moon from Espley.

The winner of the 2013 image competition was Jane Jackson, who is also known for creating a rag rug to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, which was displayed in Morpeth Chantry.

The competition is open to anyone aged 16 or over, using any medium. Entries should have a portrait orientation and be readily identifiable with Alnmouth.

The winning entry will be used on posters, flyers, guides and the festival website and the artist will be able to exhibit at the festival without charge.

Entries should be submitted by Thursday, October 24. Download an application form at www.alnmouthartsfestival.com