Tuesday, 29 June 2010
Mr Thomas's Art Fair
Illustration BA(hons) graduates from this year have found success in a new regional event:
Mr Thomas’s Art Fair at Mr Thomas’s The Chop House 52 Cross St Manchester: 24 June – 1 July
This event is run in conjunction with co-founder and Creative Director of The Chase, Ben Casey. It is an affordable Art Sale & Auction in support of the North West Air Ambulance featuring the best in striking new illustration- shown in Manchester’s oldest and most atmospheric bar. There were over 160 entries of a very high standard submitted from eight northern colleges, which were judged by a panel made up of professional illustrators including Ian Pollock, agents, gallery owners and designers.
Original artwork and limited edition prints will be sold at the week-long event followed by website sales. ALL revenue from the student work is to be split 50/50 between the charity and the student. There will also be cash prizes for the best in show, media exposure and opportunities for networking and placements.
The event culminates in an auction on the 1st July of the shortlisted top twenty pieces, and the invited audience are leading figures from the region’s legal, corporate, property, media and design companies as well as artists’ agents and Art College lecturers.
Carrie-Anne Brown, Chris Madden, Natalie Wood, Libby Vickers & Alan Dalby all submitted work.
Carrie-Anne Brown, Chris Madden & Natalie Wood have all made it to the Top 20. With 2 pieces of work each being selected!
Chris Madden and Natalie Wood have been whittled down to the Top 6! We will find out the winner on 1st July.
Visit www.chophouseart.co.uk for more information.