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Artists of all ages and abilities can now get their entries in for the 14th South Holland Open Arts Exhibition.

The coveted event is one of the highlights of the East Midlands arts calendar – and the standard is sure to be as high as ever.

Exhibition organiser Rachel Rowett, the district council’s Arts and Culture Development Officer, said: “The aim is to showcase the best work created by professional and amateur artists.

“We’d particularly like to see younger artists’ work feature prominently in the exhibition and would encourage them to submit their entries into the young persons’ category.”

Entrants are not just confined to the South Holland district – anyone aged 14 or over who lives or works in Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire, Norfolk or Leicestershire is encouraged to enter.

There is no entry fee and the scope of artwork is large with many forms of media eligible including photography, digital, oil, pencil, pastel, watercolour, acrylic, gouache and 3D work.

Cllr Nick Worth, portfolio holder for Community, said: “The South Holland Open Arts Exhibition is always such a popular event – both in terms of entries and visitors.

“There are not too many opportunities in our region for artists to have their work exhibited in this way so it is a really good event.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the breadth and quality of entries.”

Up to three entries per person is allowed. An independent panel of judges will choose the artwork to be exhibited at the South Holland Centre in Spalding from February 26 to March 6.

Entry forms are available at many outlets including galleries, libraries and the district council offices in Priory Road, Spalding. They are also available online under the Leisure and culture section at