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Charman Prize to open in October

Bermuda's residents are encouraged to come out and support the 9th Biennial Charman Prize, opening to the general public on Saturday October 12, 10am-4pm.

The Charman Prize is a unique art competition and exhibition inspired by Bermuda. Established to honor and support local and resident artists, it is sponsored by patron, Mr. John Charman, a prominent figure in local and international business, and avid art collector. The exhibition is held biennially at the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda.

Bermuda is most fortunate to have Mr. John Charman's patronage and commitment to the visual arts. Every other year the community of residential artists, their friends, family and supporters have the opportunity to engage in this unique forum. The creativity, energy, and spontaneity in a population of 60,000 is simply staggering.

Tom Butterfield, Director, stated, “Added to the quality of artwork is the enormous benefit of social interaction. The Prize draws out an array of the island's human mosaic unlike any other event cultural or sporting. The atmosphere on opening night always electric, always filled with delight.

This year should be the same with 110 artists bringing admiring fans. We can expect a marvelous atmosphere once again.”

There are 5 categories with the total prize monies at $18,000. Categories are: Design and Composition, Use of Material, Distinctive and Convincing Style, Inspiration and the overall Charman Prize valued at $10,000.

Press release from Masterworks Museum of Bermuda

Richard Sutton with piece La Pieta in the Charman Prize exhibition at Masterworks two years ago (File photograph by Blaire Simmons)

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Published September 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm (Updated September 27, 2019 at 4:30 pm)

Charman Prize to open in October

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