Calderdale Open 2018- opening event

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Join us for the opening of 2018's Calderdale Open exhibition on Saturday 10th November at 2pm. Vote for your favourite in the £100 People’s Prize and buy an original work of art from talented local artists.

Prize giving will be at 2.30pm with this year's judges Tom Wood, Jake Attree and Curator Elinor Camille-Wood.

Jake Attree is a figurative artist in the sense that everything he paints is based on something he has observed and almost certainly drawn. No matter how far the paintings may depart from the subject that inspired them, they nevertheless are rooted in and dependent upon these initial observations. Born in York in 1950, he now lives and works in West Yorkshire and has a studio at Dean Clough, Halifax. Attree is represented in London by Messum's of Cork Street. He has shown widely in the UK over the past 25 years and has also exhibited work in America, Holland and Germany.

Tom Wood graduated from Sheffield School of Art in 1978, since then his work has been exhibited worldwide. Amongst his many portrait commissions he has painted Professor Lord Robert Winston and Alan Bennett for the National Portrait Gallery, London. Other notable commissions have included portraits for HRH Prince of Wales, The National Trust, Yale University and Cambridge University. His work has been exhibited in numerous exhibitions both in the UK and abroad and he has works in many public and private collections. He currently works from his studio at Redbrick Mill, Batley.