Cumbrian Artist of the Year

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Open to all artists living in, working in, or from Cumbria. The exhibition has seen over 40,000 visitors over the last two years and sales of over £23,000.

The joint winners of the Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2017 were Brian Shields and Celia Burbush pictured above. The shortlisted artists were Annie Coxey, Rachel Gibson, Jan Huntley Peace, Malcolm Wilson and Phil Dutton. The winner of the People’s Choice 2017 was Malcolm Wilson.

The artists selected and featured in the 2017 exhibition were;

Alan Stones, Annie Coxey, Ben Fosker, Carolyn Marr, Catherine MacDiarmid, Celia Burbush, Craig Harding, Daniel Ibbotson, Emma Wigginton, Frances Winder, Glenn Tomkinson, Hamish McLain, Irene Sanderson, Jan Huntley Peace, Jocelyn  McGregor, Kate Timney, Vasey McKeown, Lily Greenwood, Lydia Leith, Lucy Barnfather, Maggie Learmonth, Malcolm Wilson, Marion Kuit, Rachel Gibson, Mark Gibbs, Martin Connolly, Phil Dutton, Ray Ogden, Richard Hughes, Rosie Wates, Suzanne Stuart Davies, Tom Harforth, Tracy Levine, Brian Shields, Jan Marshall

‘I think it is one of the most inclusive and ambitious exhibitions of Cumbrian work that I’ve seen. From the traditional to the contemporary, it really showcases the breadth and diversity of artistic practice here in Cumbria’. Monica Metsers

The Gallery at Rheged, Redhills, Penrith CA11 0DQ



The C-Art Cumbrian Artist of the Year Exhibition and Awards showcases some of the best contemporary Cumbrian artists.

The exhibition and awards took place at Rheged from 9th September - 5th November 2017.
The selection panel was made up of two arts professionals and a team of young curators, by application, who selected the exhibition and shortlist, with guest artists selecting the winner of the award. The Peoples Choice was selected by visitors to the exhibition.