Ogier launches art award

Offshore law firm Ogier is
partnering with the National Gallery of the Cayman Islands to launch the Ogier
Art Award.

 The annual competition award will recognise
the best in the Caymanian visual arts scene and is open to all locally based
artists (emerging and established) older than 18 years old.

Ogier Partner Peter Cockhill said:“The Ogier art competition offers a
unique opportunity for… artists to highlight their achievements, while providing
them with exposure within the local art community. 

 “We are very much looking forward to partnering
with the National Gallery for our first award and I am hopeful that we
will encourage enough local talent to make this an annual event.”

The deadline for submission of the
application form is 5pm, Saturday, 15 May. Original artwork must be dropped off
at the exhibition location at Camana Bay between noon and 6pm on Friday, 11

Winners of the Ogier Art Award will
receive $5,000 (1st), $3,000 (2nd) and $1,000 (3rd).

Selected works will later form an
exhibit at Camana Bay for two weeks in June.

All 2-D and 3-D fine art media can
be submitted including photography and computer generated work.

 Submissions must be original and to have been
completed in the last two years. Only work that has not been seen publically
will be eligible.

For a full list of eligibility
criteria and an application form, contact Kerri-Anne at the National Gallery,
at 945-8111.

To enter, applicants must submit by
mail or via email their entries to PO BOX 10197 or [email protected]. Applications must
include a registration form and an artist biography.

The winning works will form the
basis of the Ogier Corporate Art Collection for display at Ogier’s local
corporate headquarters in Grand Cayman.