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ACEarts and Somerset Wildlife Trust Launch Open Wildlife Art Exhibition

 16th Jan 2018

ACEarts is working in partnership with the Somerset Wildlife Trust on an Open Wildlife Art Exhibition, and is seeking submissions from artists and creators.

15th Jan 2018 - The submissions open in January and will be judged in May by a panel which includes Wildlife Broadcaster and Patron of Somerset Wildlife Trust Simon King OBE; Stewart Geddes, President of the Royal West of England Academy; Katie Arber, Director of Fundraising and Marketing, Somerset Wildlife Trust; Nina Gronw-Lewis, Curator of ACEarts; and Frank Martin, Trustee of ACEarts. The exhibition will take place at ACEarts between 6th October and 3rd November 2018.

Nina Gronw-Lewis, Curator of ACEarts, said, “This is a really exciting opportunity for local creators of every discipline to be part of an exhibition of wildlife art. We’re really looking forward to seeing the artwork which is submitted, and are grateful to Simon King OBE and Stewart Geddes for agreeing to be part of the judging panel.”

Launch by Kaye Parmenter

Painting: Launch by Kaye Parmenter 

Katie Arber, Somerset Wildlife Trust comments, “Britain’s wildlife inspires many artists. Working in partnership with ACEarts we hope many more people will become aware of just how special Somerset is for wildlife and understand how important it is to safeguard our local wildlife and wild landscapes.  It will also help us and ACEarts raise the critical funds needed to continue to carry out our work.”

Interested artists can find out more details by visiting ACEarts’ website here, email  or visit their Facebook page.

ACEarts moved into the Old Town Hall permanently in September 2016, and it is being used as a gallery and workshop venue with exhibitions sponsored by The Stepping Stone Group. It was a finalist in the Muddy Stilettos Awards 2017 and the Somerset Business Awards 2017 in the categories of ‘New Business of The Year’ and ‘Charity of The Year’. For more information telephone ACEarts on 01458 273008, e-mail  or visit their Facebook page.

Somerset Wildlife Trust has been protecting vulnerable wildlife and preserving Somerset’s wild places for over 50 years and, with over 18,000 members it is the largest conservation charity in the county.  Alongside our members and volunteers we work year round to protect wildlife, transform landscapes and put nature back into people’s lives.  By working together with our members and supporters we really can make a difference.