Pop­u­lar art show

North East Tourist News - - Wangaratta -

ABUMPER har­vest is now over and the King Val­ley com­mu­nity turn their minds to the re­gion’s an­nual cul­tural zenith; the King Val­ley Art Show (KVAS).

The weather cools, the footy cranks up and artists from War­rnam­bool to Un­der­bool and Camp­bell­field to Whit­field are burn­ing the mid­night oil cre­at­ing won­der­ful works of art for the 2015 King Val­ley Art Show.

Over 350 en­tries are ex­pected to fill the King Val­ley Cucina func­tion room to burst­ing point from 10am on Satur­day, June 6 to 5pm on Mon­day, June 8.

They will be com­pet­ing for $15,000 of prizes.

This is the high­est prize money ever of­fered by the KVAS, a sig­nif­i­cant achieve­ment by the or­gan­is­ers and spon­sors as the event ap­proaches its 20th year in 2017.

These awards are well sought af­ter by artists how­ever they are cer­tainly not the only way for artists to im­press the 1000 or so pa­trons that at­tend over the Queen’s Birth­day weekend.

Sales at the KVAS have been very solid for sev­eral years now. This year’s judge is Tony Flint. Tony is a North East artist with an en­vi­able track record.

Born in 1950 in Ren­mark, South Aus­tralia Tony has lived his en­tire life in the ru­ral re­gions of Vic­to­ria and South Aus­tralia.

His work con­cen­trates on the Aus­tralian land­scape, its his­tory and is­sues.

For over 35 years Tony has been ex­hibit­ing his work around Aus­tralia.

His paint­ings are sought af­ter by in­di­vid­u­als and cor­po­ra­tions and ap­pear in col­lec­tions in­clud­ing the Na­tional Gallery of Vic­to­ria.

The ma­jor spon­sor, Dal Zotto Wines, is again fund­ing the Grand Win­ner prize of $3000.

Many spon­sors are long time sup­port­ers of the King Val­ley Art Show.

Spon­sors in­clude Har­graves Se­cured In­vest­ments, King River Es­tate, RBA Fi­nan­cial Group, Em­i­nence Wines, Boon­deroo Farm, King Val­ley Tourism As­so­ci­a­tion and Casa Luna Gourmet Ac­com­mo­da­tion.

Spon­sor num­bers con­tinue to grow with more re­cent ad­di­tions be­ing Ovens & King Builders, Fly­ing Duck Wines, Brown Broth­ers and Domaine Chan­don.

Both Pizzini Wines and Chris­mont have re­turned to the sta­ble of spon­sors in 2015.

They of­fer two new awards - a $750 Print­mak­ing prize and a Still Life in pas­tel or water­colour, both ac­quis­i­tive.

The ‘Friends of the Art Show’ have also in­creased in num­ber, en­abling KVAS to of­fer three sig­nif­i­cant non ac­quis­i­tive prizes which at­tract even more high qual­ity en­tries.

For more in­for­ma­tion and book­ings visit www.king­val­le­yartshow.com.au or search for “king­val­le­yartshow” to get to their Face­book page.

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