Selected by Sheila MacGregor (CEO Axis), Dan Perfect (painter) and Lina Peterson (jeweller).
With 947 works of art and craft submitted by 304 artists and makers, 127 works were selected which including video, performance, collage, drawing, ceramics, painting, jewellery, installation, sculpture and printmaking.
Mark Robert Beecroft, Jackie Berridge, Mirela Bistran, Mary Brannigan, Marie Brown, Lotti V Closs, Kath Connor, Donya Coward, Paul Crook, Sean Cummins, Ian Cutmore, Thomas Darby, Neil Dixon, Lesley Elliott, Jayne Falconer, Emma Fawcett, Craig Fisher, Lynn Fulton, Sarah Godfrey, Colette Griffin, Kyle Hands, George Hardy, Satta Hasham, Nick Hedderly, Chie Hosaka, David Howat, Steven Ingman, Andrew Jackson, Joseph Kelly, Frank Kent, Janice Kok, Steve Leaning, Geoff Diego Litherland, Danica Maier, John Marsden, Chris Matthews, Laura McCafferty, Tracey McMaster, Maggy Milner, Camilla Moore, Paul Newman, Melanie Page, Alex Pain, Tom Pitt, Yelena Popova, Kerri Pratt, Simon Raven, Christine Reynolds, Calvin Sangster, Serena Smith, Gill Smith, Kirsty Smith, Tim Southalll, Pamina Stewart, Rebecca Strain, Debra Swann, Michael Tansley Thomas, Mike Todd, Inge Tong, Sarah Turner, Rosemary Wells, Jon Williams, David Williams, Thomas M Wright, Trish Evans & Mark Cox.
The winners for The Nottingham Annual Open 2011 prizes
Tarpey Gallery Prize – a solo exhibition at the Tarpey Gallery in Castle Donington.
George Thornton Prize for Recent Graduates (George selected an artist who has graduated in the last 3 years, for an exclusive 6 months representation by his gallery).
The Ian Robinson Prize – a £200 cash prize – awarded by this company who specialise in lettering and graphics for exhibition and display.
The John E Wright Prize – £200 worth of John E Wright goods (fine art and graphic materials or services, printing).
The People’s Panel Prize* – £200 cash award and invitation to meet the panel to talk about their work.
Design Factory Prize – a year’s free membership of Design Factory.
The New Art Exchange Prize – a solo exhibition at NAE
Cllr Dave Trimble, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, awarded the remaining prizes as follows:
The Castle Prize – a solo exhibition at Nottingham Castle
Main cash prizes – 5 artists were selected by the selection panel on the exhibition selection day. Then at the preview, all the exhibiting artists were invited to vote for the one (of the 5 on the short list) they felt should receive the grand cash prize.
The 4 runner-up prizes of £250 went to:
And the grand cash prize of £1,500 went to: