Applications for the inaugural Paint Out Norwich 2014 competition closed at midnight on 1 September.
We had an overwhelmingly positive response from artists near and far. Some 60 applications, about 60% from the broader East Anglia region and others from the rest of the UK and Europe, were received. International interest from farther afield, such as the United States, was also received and as the competition grows in future years we expect further artists to apply and expand the reach of the vision.
We now await the headaches and heartaches of the selection process by the panel of experts including Will Buckley, Rachel Campbell-Johnston, James Colman, Rev Dr Peter Doll, Mike King, and Stephanie Sinclair. Good luck to one and all!
The final artists are due to be announced on or about 22 September.