Open Door Berkhamsted is calling for submissions of artwork that will make you smile


A community artistic space in Berkhamsted is calling for applications for its next exhibition.

Open door, on The High Street, is on the hunt for works of art that will make you smile for their exhibition, which begins Tuesday, January 11.

The exhibition, titled ‘Laughs! It’s the best medicine, ”aims to help everyone in Berkhamsted and beyond launch 2022 with a smile on their face and a small laugh.

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Open Door Berkhamsted calls for art that will make you smile

Artworks can be submitted by anyone from the local community, regardless of age, and in all media, from painting, drawing, sculpture or photography to writing, poetry or the music.

The deadline for submissions is Monday January 3, for more details visit The site of the open door.

Lily Donlan, Open Door Project Manager for Audience Engagement in Art, said: “January tends to be a pretty flat month with the post-Christmas and winter blues plus all that. happening, but with your help, this exhibit can provide a brief antidote and an opportunity to have a good laugh, or at least a smile!

“So please start creating and together we can provide a boost that we all need.

“You don’t have to be an artist – anyone of any age, amateur or professional, can submit as long as it’s funny, entertaining, or encouraging.

“We look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing everyone at Open Door in January for tea and cake as you browse and chuckle! ”

The exhibit is the latest element of the Open Door National Lottery-funded public engagement project, which took place last year.

The project aimed to bring the benefits of engaging in art to a wider audience, especially those in the community who generally do not have the opportunity to access artistic activities or enjoy the benefits that they can. bring in terms of well-being.

Alongside public laughter! submissions, there will be a collection of artwork from different streams of the project, including beautiful hand-embroidered community artwork created at an event at Rectory Lane Cemetery in the summer.

Laughter has been scientifically proven to boost immunity and improve mood, so organizers hope this initiative will promote well-being and spread happiness throughout the region in January, to help kick-start the year on a good foot !.

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