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Cank Street Gallery, 44-46 Cank Street, Leicester LE1 5GW

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10 July 2017

LSA members Peter Clayton and Louise Ellerington have won prizes at the Cank Street Gallery Open exhibition in 2017. . Cash Prizes of £300, £200 and £100 for each of the three works judged 'best in show' were awarded. "It was a truly difficult task, says Gallery owner Dayle Flude, “as we are delighted and enthralled by the diversity of works submitted and have many favourites.”

Painting by Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton, 'Signpost at Burnham Deepdale', mixed media

First Prize was won by LSA member Peter Clayton, for his mixed media painting, 'Signpost at Burnham Deepdale', based on the artist's memories of a day walking in the sunshine in Norfolk. The work is painted in acrylic on a panel, incorporating collaged hand-printed elements.

Painting by Louise Ellerington

Louise Ellerington, 'Equine Study in Red'

Second Prize was won by LSA member Louise Ellerington for 'Equine Head in Red', a delicate pencil study with painted abstract elements.

The Cank Street Gallery Leicester's city centre opens its walls every summer to the local artistic community, giving established and emerging artists an opportunity to 'show off' their talent.  In 2017 over two hundred artists entered almost 400 works for the competition.  The gallery walls are hung salon style, aiming to show as many works as possible. The gallery have sold over 50 pieces and the exhibition continues to 15th July 2017