Indie Mae from Falmouth, Cornwall is 2017’s ‘Young Artists’ category winner for the Visual Art Open Awards. Her oil on canvas artwork, ‘Theo’, wowed the judges and visitors to the Chester Arts Fair. As the young artist category winner Indie was awarded £250.00 to be used towards creating more artwork.
On top of her category win, Indie Mae also won the ‘People’s Choice Award 2017’. The VAO invited the public to vote online and during a preview event for their favourite artwork among the 30 finalist pieces. Although the other competition entries were strong contenders, Indies piece was a firm favourite and she was voted the people's choice!
Indie commented: ‘I’m so happy! Thank you so much for the feedback I received, and the opportunity overall. It was such an exciting experience, thank you!’
If you would like to see all of our 2017 art competition finalists, please click here to visit our gallery. Any artists looking to enter this year’s art competition you still have the chance to apply click here! The deadline for applications is the 28th of February.
We look forward to seeing what's next for last year's finalists and winners as well as wish this year's applicants good luck!