Meet The Judges.
We have assembled a superb cross section of Judges for this years competition, that will provide a balanced selection process and the opportunity for artists to showcase their art directly to these influential national and city gallery owners.
Stacy Bodkin Manager of Castle Fine Art Cambridge. As the UK's leading art retailer, we are committed to our motto, 'Your world, our art'. In our journey to make art accessible for all, we have worked alongside our collectors, staff and local communities to discover the new generation of artistic talent.
Spread over two spacious floors, this modern art space is our largest gallery to date and boasts a VIP lounge, cutting-edge viewing room and even a bar area! Located within the Grand Arcade shopping centre on Cambridge's historic St Andrew's Street, it boasts our biggest display of artworks in the country.
Ros Cleevely Owner of Byard Art, an independent contemporary art gallery on King's Parade, directly opposite King's College. The gallery, with its friendly and knowledgeable staff, encompasses 2 floors of exhibition space and hosts not only a rolling exhibition programme but also a permanent collection of gallery artists. Byard has recently taken on the well established and experienced framing business from the Lawson Gallery
Nathalie Staples, owner of Cambridge Contemporary Art. The gallery opened in 1990 and specialises in handmade prints, paintings, sculptures and crafts. All the work on display is made in the UK with a new exhibition every month. The gallery prides itself on being a friendly and welcoming place for all. In 2009 Nathalie opened a sister craft gallery, Cambridge Contemporary Crafts on Bene’t Street. Both spaces are conveniently located in the city centre in beautiful, historic streets.
Felicity Topp Makers Gallery owner and a designer-maker with an extensive commercial history. She has led projects, exhibited and been commissioned for works in a huge variety of media including bead work, embroidery, weaving, water colour, jewellery for stage and wearable art. She has led a successful giftware design & production company, worked in interior design and in stop-frame animation for television.