Last year an online version of the Macclesfield Open Art Exhibition was held to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.
The exhibition was free to enter but instead of the usual entry fee, artists were asked to make a donation to the hospice if they possibly could.
There was a great response with 236 artists submitting a total of 651 works. The standard of the work was extremely high and a substantial amount of money was raised for the hospice.
Last year’s Visitor's Choice picture - ‘Ed’ by Tony Needham
The exhibition was intended as a one-off as it was assumed that by 2021 there would no longer be a need for online exhibitions. But with both ‘real’ exhibitions and fund raising activities still being cancelled or postponed, and in particular following the postponement of Art Fair Cheshire – which raises a considerable amount of money for the hospice – it was decided to revive the online Open.
The aim is not only to put on a good show and provide artists with a platform for their work, but to raise as much money as possible for the hospice.
This year’s Open will be the same as last year’s and will run on the www.maccopen.org.uk website from the beginning of September until the end of October.
As before, there is no entry fee but we are again asking all artists submitting work to make a donation to East Cheshire Hospice if they possibly can, with a link provided on the website.
All of the work submitted will be shown.
Any artist wishing to take part should visit the website – www.maccopen.org.uk – where they will find full details of how to apply.