The Louisa Waterford Art Prize has been set up to celebrate the life of this artist and philanthropist, who was a woman ahead of her time. (Find our more about Lady Waterford and the event here).

This inaugural exhibition at Lady Waterford Hall at Ford Village in Northumberland, features the work of 24 artists and makers, who are the Prize's first finalists.

The theme of this year's event is New Beginnings, A Dialogue with Nature.

Each submission reflects the artist's interpretation and inspiration of this.

The judging panel is Dr Peter Burman, a director from The Guild of St George, an organisation to help the arts set up by John Ruskin, who was a friend of Louisa, in the late 1800's; Kate Mason, CEO of The Big Draw; Lady Joicey, Chair of the Lady Waterford Hall Trust; Vicky Smith-Lacy, curator of Lady Waterford Hall.

They will be at the hall to judge the work, meet the finalists and announce the winner between noon-1.30pm on Monday May 2.

There will be one overall winner who will be awarded a cash prize of £350, which is being supported by The Guild of St George and Ford and Etal Estate.

The exhibition is part of a three-day Art Trail at Ford and Etal, which includes an art fair, art exhibition and demonstrations at Etal Village Hall, a garden labyrinth behind Lady Waterford Hall; mini workshops and exhibition at Ravnclay Pottery and Paper-cut art demonstrations and exhibition at John Speight's art studio, both at Heatherslaw which lies between Ford and Etal; exhibition at Madcap Gallery Etal by husband and wife artists Peter and Julie Blood.