Three Faces art plus photography
THE biennial Three Faces Portrait Competition and Exhibition is back again in 2020 and includes a new photography section.
The Arts Mansfield committee hope that this initiative will be well supported.
Expressions of Interest from adult and youth artists and photographers is open this month with submissions due in early April.
Three successful artists from the three categories will be notified in time for the first event, ‘The Reveal’, on Friday, May 1.
During a cocktail party artists and guests will be introduced to the mystery subject who has been selected from past Mansfield ‘Citizens of the Year’.
At this event the public can also observe how an artist goes about starting a portrait with photographs and sketches in pencil or paint.
In 2018 Michelle Padbury proved to be a very interesting subject with Pam Moore’s winning portrait now hanging in the Mansfield Shire offices.
Arts Mansfield has again committed to support the youth with their endeavours by organising a one day workshop where they will be mentored by a local artist in the art of portrait painting.
The second event, ‘The Unveiling’, is on Thursday, June 4 when the winning adult and youth portraits will be chosen jointly by shire mayor Marg Attley and curator of the Benalla Art Gallery, Meredith Paez.
As in the past, this evening includes a dinner and a range of madcap games and activities to entertain guests.
The total prize money of $3200 for the original major awards will again be sponsored by the Mansfield Shire Council.
Co-convenor Liz Bannister said she was pleased to announce that Arts Mansfield will sponsor the $1000 Portrait Photography Award.
Regardless of whether artists and photographers have entered the Three Faces competition, Arts Mansfield is looking forward to an exhibition presentation of drawing, painting and photography to showcase the work of 2D artists.
Instead of a junior portrait competition this year Arts Mansfield will invite younger artists to display their portraits in the ‘Mansfield Portrait Exhibition’ which runs concurrently with the Three Faces competition.
To assist them with this endeavour Arts Mansfield is also offering a ‘portrait’ workshop for youth when a local artist will mentor participants to create portraits of a member of their family or a friend.
Arts Mansfield is again looking forward to presenting a popular community event that celebrates the artistic talent abounding in our local community and encourages a strong response to the request for Expressions of Interest, applications for the junior portrait workshops and entries for the Portrait Exhibition.
Entry forms for all sections will be available online at www.artsmansfield.com.
WINNING SMILE: 2018 Three Faces Award winning artist, Pam Moore (right), with her portrait of the 2015 Citizen of the Year Michelle Padbury.