Three Faces art plus pho­tog­ra­phy

Mansfield Courier - - News -

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.

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