Calling all artists to take part in art competition
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.