Annual Competition

In 2015, Stiwdio Maelor started an annual competition, the aim of which is to enable an artist to win an opportunity to complete a residency at Maelor. Each year a different technique/medium is chosen. 2015’s winners were David Begley (artist film) and Sue Mara (photography).

2017 will open in April, email to be put on the mailing list.

2016’s two competitions were Works on Paper and Poetry.

The judge for Works on Paper was Printmaker and Illustrator  Gini Wade. The prize for was a two week residency at Stiwdio Maelor with gift vouchers. The vouchers were donated by Great Art (£200 voucher), Nicely Hung (framing job), Pen’rallt Bookstore (gift voucher), The Deco Shop (gift voucher), Dylanwad (wine tasting), Centre for Alternative Technology (one year membership), Aberystwyth Printmakers (one year membership). Great Art also donated a £50 voucher for second prize.

The judge for the Poetry was Poet and writer Earl Livings. The prize was a two week residency with vouchers. The vouchers were donated by Centre for Alternative Technology (one year membership), Tafarn Dwynant (2 course meal),  Andy and Adam (afternoon tea).

Works on Paper Winners:

First: Barry Idris Jackson England Time’s glory
Second: Melanie Johnson USA study for “Maps”
Highly recommended: Tatiana Potts USA Glass Bridge
People’s Choice: Sadie Renwick England Concrete Hands
Staff Pick: Michele Loa Kum Cheung USA All my yesterdays

Poetry Winners:

First: John Gallas England How to make a Chough
Second Prize: Nancy Louise Cook USA Elemental Music
Highly recommended: Sharon Black France The Forest
Staff Pick: Virginia Astley England Absence

Short listed: Charles Evans, All the World, Amanda Cox England In Absentia, Elizabeth Meaney USA To a Fire Who Burned All Night, Elizabeth Meaney USA Tickle Spa, Elizabeth Meaney USA At the Bodies Exhibit: Central Nervous System, Sharon Black France Painting, Paul Turley Australia The Day I went to look for Dylan Thomas, Mara Adamitz Scrupe USA Lineman (Tap The Pure Blue), Maura Way USA He Asks, Stewart Carwell England Night shift, Jonathan Richards Cymru Löwenmensch figurine of the Hohlenstein Stadel, Ciarán Parkes Ireland Lascaux Horse, Barnaby Tydeman Greece Migrations, Virginia Astley England The horses are wrapped in their blankets, steaming, Virginia Astley England Adagio un poco mosso, Max Youngman England Palm

If you are interested in 2017’s competition email stiwdiomaelor@gmail.com for information.

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