Call­ing all artists to take part in art com­pe­ti­tion

Alpine Observer - - News -

ARTISTS across the Alpine Shire are be­ing en­cour­aged to un­leash their cre­ative li­cence on a 20cmx20cm can­vas as part of the Myrtleford Fes­ti­val Art Prize.

The Art Prize is open to all artists whether they be hobby, pro­fes­sional, stu­dents, lo­cals or non-lo­cals. All en­tries will be put on show with prizes of $500 for first, $200 for sec­ond and $100 third.

The David Draper Land­scape Tro­phy and five $20 Art store vouch­ers are also up for grabs.

Melanie Dy­mond, who is new to Myrtleford has or­gan­ised the com­pe­ti­tion in the hope of show­ing off the many tal­ents in the re­gion.

“We just think it will look amaz­ing hav­ing all these small pieces of art next to each other. It’s cheap and easy, saleable and man­age­able.”

All en­tries will be up for pur­chase with no comis­sion to be taken.

A sim­i­lar show has been run in town by David Draper in the past but this time there is more of a free reign for non-pro­fes­sion­als.

In­ter­ested lo­cals can sim­ply pick up a can­vas from Art-Is-Anne and de­sign their piece that is to be handed in be­fore the March 8 ex­hi­bi­tion.

The en­try fee is just $5 which in­cludes the cost of the can­vas.

The art show is loosely based on a Mel­bourne Post­card Ex­hi­bi­tion where all work is sub­mit­ted on a same sized stretched can­vas and view­able to the pub­lic.

Anne Dug­dale from Art-IsAnne also re­cently ex­hib­ited work in a sim­i­lar show in Mi­lan.

“I am so ex­cited to be run­ning this event and can­not wait to see the amaz­ing dis­play of mini mas­ter­pieces,” Ms Dy­mond added.

Clos­ing date for en­tries is Fe­bru­ary 15.

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