The Guest Selector’s Prizes & congratulations to Piotr Gargas

We are delighted to announce that in addition to our annual Young Artist Competition, this year we will be awarding The Guest Selector’s Prize of £100 of Broad Canvas online vouchers to three artists from our 2020 Open Exhibition. 

OAS asked guest selector Esther Lafferty, director of Oxford Artweeks, to select three artworks for the prize of £100 in vouchers. Our congratulations to each of the three winners (in no particular order) and thanks to Esther for her generous and continued engagement with our 2020 Open Exhibition.

Congratulations to Piotr Gargas on being awarded the Guest Selector’s prize for Rademenes. Esther Lafferty said: ‘I loved the nobility of Piotr’s Rademenes: its shape is both classical and yet contemporary, and its haughty feline beauty is timeless’ It is sculpted from French Limestone and is 55cm X 15cm x 18cm.

Piotr is thrilled and when asked what his thoughts were behind this sculpture, he said: Cats are often seen as playful and fluffy. I wanted to restore their feline dignity and character by sculpting Rademenes in a style reminiscent of Ancient Egyptian sculpture. 

It is for sale and may be viewed in our online exhibition  at @sculpturegargas

Keep an eye out for the announcement of the other two winners on our Instagram account and website in the coming week during the course of the exhibition, along with Esther’s thoughts on her choices.