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“Being a part of New Light is a rewarding way of realising my long-held dream of creating a centre of excellence for art in the region.”
Our patron Valeria Sykes has generously supported New Light from its conception.Â A self-taught artist herself, it was Valeriaâ€™s love of art and belief in Annetteâ€™s vision that helped make New Light a reality.
Valeria financially supports the charity in all its work. The Â£10,000 Valeria Sykes Award is the main prize at the New Light Prize Exhibition and Valeria alsoÂ selects the winner ofÂ the Patron’s Choice Award.
Yorkshire-born and still resident in the county, Valeria is committed to supporting practising artists in the North of England and supporting them in their work.
Annetteâ€¯PetcheyÂ is a lover of art and, in a small way, a collector. When she moved to the North of England, Annette was delighted by the quantity of very high quality art being produced by artists in and from the region; and astounded by the absence of an arena for people to access the work. Annette set up New Light to become a central point of focus for art in the North of England.
“At its most basic level, art has no social or economic boundaries: everyone can describe a picture they have liked, or disliked; express an opinion on whether something has been created with skill; or draw something they didn’t think they could.”
Jonathan Warner-Reed (Director)Â was born and bred in Yorkshire. He is passionate about the North of England, particularly the artists it inspires and the work they produce – New Light provides him with the perfect opportunity to nurture and support that talent.
Jonathan is a director and member of a commercial law firm inÂ Leeds andÂ is involved in local charity work and business associations near to his home in Ripon.
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If you are interested in joining New Light as a Trustee and believe you have the skills to help us expand and reach our potential, please get in touch with us by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you!