A current exhibition at Banbury Museum which features work by homegrown artists has been supported by local businesses.
All artwork displayed in the North Oxfordshire Open 2014, which opened to the public on March 8, was selected by a panel of judges with professional art backgrounds.
Banbury art shop The Artery, based at The Old Town Deli and Café in Parsons Street, is one of the sponsors of the display, which is running until April 21.
The shop also sponsored the People’s Prize award which has seen museum goers voting for their favourite piece during the past weeks.
The winner has now been revealed as Don MacDougall’s painting ‘Lines and Squares’ and he won £100.
The Artery’s owner Barry Whitehouse said: “It’s an honour to sponsor the People’s Prize! To see people appreciating art in its many forms is what I have spent my career in art retail and education hoping to help achieve.
“The People’s Prize is a very prestigious award as it shows what the public – the buyers and lovers of art enjoy to look at; so being chosen as the favourite by the general populous is quite an accolade for any artist.”
Banbury accountancy firm Whitley Stimpson is also a supporter of the event and sponsored the prize for the overall winner of the North Oxfordshire Open.