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Altrincham lawyers put up £5,000 prize fund for best young artists

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(L-R) Bill Clark of Clark Art Hale, FS Legal Partners Kit Sorrell and Julia Norris

Altrincham litigator, FS Legal, has begun the search for the North West’s best young artists with the launch of a prestigious art competition.

The FS Legal Art Prize 2019 invites artists aged 16 – 25 years old, to create a unique piece of work that interprets the theme of ‘five’, in celebration of the firm’s fifth anniversary.

The competition aims to celebrate and highlight the artistic talent and creativity of young people across the region with the winning artist set to win a £3000 cash prize and four runners up awarded £500 each.

The closing date for entries is Monday 17th June and the artwork can be created using any medium, including pastels, watercolour, oil or acrylic paint, and executed to any size.

The competition will be judged by Bill Clark, owner of Clark Art in Hale, a specialist in L.S. Lowry and modern British art, along with two Partners from FS Legal, Julia Norris and Kit Sorrell.

Kit Sorrell, Partner at FS Legal commented: “We’ve launched the FS Legal Art Prize to raise awareness and celebrate the high level of talented young artists from across the North West.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the entrant’s interpretations of this year’s theme of ‘five’ and how this is conveyed through the piece of work.

“As a passionate art enthusiast, I am honoured to be able to help support and give something back to the region’s young talent.”

An exclusive exhibition evening will be held on Thursday 11 July at Clark Art where the winners and runners up will be revealed at a prize giving.

Bill Clark, of Clark Art Hale continued: “The FS Legal Art Prize is a refreshing competition that aims to truly recognise artists in the region.

“I am very much looking forward to judging the entries and hosting a private event for the winners and runners up at Clark Art later in the year.”

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