Still time to enter Sandwell's 'Hidden Treasures' competition

There's still plenty of time for local artists to enter Sandwell's Hidden Treasures competition.

Hidden Treasures is open to all amateur artists, schools and community groups, with 31 May as the deadline for entries. Artists are being urged to submit a themed piece of work to feature in the borough's summer arts trail.

They can select a favourite building, open space, walk, view or local attraction as an inspiration their Hidden Treasures entry.

Art work will be shortlisted to a collection of pieces which will then be exhibited across the borough, allowing members of the public to vote for the best piece of art work. Councillor Syeda Khatun, deputy leader of Sandwell Council, said:

"This is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to get inspired and showcase their artistic talents. It will also shine a light on the many 'hidden treasures' across Sandwell's six towns."

The work, which must be two-dimensional, can be submitted as either a painting (oils, acrylics or watercolours), drawing (pencils, charcoals, inks or pastels), photographs or mixed media. If a piece is selected, each work must be framed and mirror plated and can be no larger than 61cm (24”) by 46cm (18”).

Each entry must be original in concept and design, and in the original medium (not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing).

Once artists have completed their piece, they need to send a photograph of it to by no later than Thursday 31 May 2018.
More information can be found at


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