So­ci­ety of Arts seek en­tries

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The Mata­mata So­ci­ety of Arts Inc is hold­ing its an­nual art ex­hi­bi­tion in Oc­to­ber and are seek­ing en­tries for their pop­u­lar art com­pe­ti­tion.

This years theme ‘Seen On A Jour­ney’ is a multi me­dia art com­pe­ti­tion, with a prize of $100 awarded to the win­ner. The com­pe­ti­tion is part of the big So­ci­ety of Arts Inc An­nual Ex­hi­bi­tion held from Oc­to­ber 14-16 at the Mata­mata Me­mo­rial Cen­tre.

Mata­mata So­ci­ety of Arts Inc pres­i­dent Mar­garet Dwyer says about 50 en­tries have been re­ceived in pre­vi­ous years com­pe­ti­tions, with 80 to 100 peo­ple vis­it­ing the ex­hi­bi­tions over it’s two days.

She says in the past the com­pe­ti­tion has at­tracted artists from as far away as KatiKati and Opotiki, with en­tries re­ceived from teenagers and adults.

Dwyer says this will be the last year the ex­hi­bi­tion will be held at the Mata­mata Me­mo­rial Cen­tre, as by this time next year con­struc­tion will have be­gun on the new civic cen­tre. It is un­known at this stage where the event will be held next year.

‘‘It’s been a very good venue and we have en­joyed hav­ing our ex­hi­bi­tion there,’’ she says.

En­tries for the art com­pe­ti­tion must be re­ceived by Septem­ber 30.

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