Showcase best art
ARTISTS are vying for a share in $9,500 in prize money, with 40 finalists set to unveil their creations as part of the 2017 Local Artist Local Content Art Prize exhibition being held at the Caloundra Regional Gallery this month.
Marie Pigott, President of Friends of the Gallery Caloundra – the organisation curating the exhibition – said each of the works reflected the Sunshine Coast’s identity, showcasing everything from coastal and hinterland landscapes, right through to native wildlife, buildings and prominent community members.
“This art prize pays homage to the incredible region we call home through the eyes of those who know it best: its residents,” Mrs Pigott said.
“A range of artworks will be on display between Wednesday, 11 October to Sunday, 5 November, including two-dimensional paintings, hand-coloured collagraph prints, ceramics and clay sculptures just to name a few.” The official exhibition opening is free and will take place on Wednesday, 11 October. The free artist talk will also take place at the Caloundra Regional Gallery, 22 Omrah Avenue, Caloundra from 10am on Thursday, 12 October. To find out more or reserve a space, please email friendsofthegallery @gmail.com, visit gallery.sunshinecoast .qld.gov.au or call 0754208296.