14th – 25th September 2022
‘What you focus on is what becomes powerful!’
We are delighted to announce our annual feel-good, community event, The Little Things Art Prize 2022! It was established in 2015, with the goal to encourage the honouring and celebration of the small, ordinary things in life that are quite extraordinary, when you stop and think about it. They make us feel good, bring joy, and inspire feelings of gratitude.
The Little Things Art Prize has become much more than just an event in the calendar. It has become an exercise in community ‘mindfulness’; focussing the mind on things in life we are grateful for is powerful. In fact, there’s a serious science behind this type of focus and it’s called, experience-dependent neuroplasticity. Research has found that if you focus on positive feelings and frame situations with a tilt towards the positive, eventually your brain will take on a shape that reflects this, hardwiring and strengthening connections around resilience, optimism, gratitude, positive emotion, and self-esteem.
Last year’s ‘Little Things Art Prize 2021’
Now in its eighth year, LTAP is a competition developed by local artist Marnie Ross. The competition welcomes submissions by artists with varying degrees of experience and motivates the local community to come together creatively.
Artists are invited to respond to the concept of the ‘little things’ in life that make them feel happy or grateful. We are always inspired by the results, and we’re pretty sure that with some help from our wonderful judges, we will unearth and manifest treasure and an abundance of positivity!
Last year, over 400 submissions were received, and this year, the judges will select works from 100 artists, which will be exhibited at Saint Cloche from September 14th – 25th, 2022.
This year there are two categories – wall work and ceramics and entry is open to all ages.
Finalist and Prize winners will be selected by the 2022 judging panel as follows: Helen Earl, Anne Masters, Kitty Clark & Jane Guthleben
SAINT CLOCHE GALLERY OPPORTUNITY
This year Saint Cloche Founder, Kitty Clark will select two lucky finalists to exhibit in a Duo show at Saint Cloche – 1 Wall work artist will be selected to pair with 1 ceramic artist.
More info at www.littlethingsartprize.com