Artists vying for $3500 in Easter Art Exhibition

Flashback: Trudee Ball and Elizabeth Keene catching up at the 2017 Easter Art Exhibition. Photo: Peter Daniels

Flashback: Trudee Ball and Elizabeth Keene catching up at the 2017 Easter Art Exhibition. Photo: Peter Daniels

Artists have until Saturday March 10 to lodge entries in the 43rd Port Macquarie Art Society’s annual Easter Art Exhibition.

The annual exhibition is on from Wednesday March 28 to Thursday April 12 at the society’s home at Hamilton Green on Hastings River Drive.

There are $3500 in prizes for artists. There will be over 200 art works on display.

Organiser Maureen Cooke said opening night is on March 28 and the public is invited to attend ‘this marvelous event’.

”There will be wine and finger food available with public admission at $15 and exhibiting artists’ entry set at $10,” Mrs Cooke said.

“This year we have extended the exhibition time while artists are reminded that they have until March 10 to lodge their entry forms.

“It is just a matter of days away,” Mrs Cooke said.

The annual Easter Art Exhibition has a proven record of attracting work by leading artists, not only from Port Macquarie and the Hastings but far beyond.

All art works in the exhibition – and there will be over 200 pieces – are available for purchase.

Following the official opening night, the exhibition will be open each Sunday and will coincide with the opening hours of the popular Hamilton Green markets. The exhibition is also open by appointment.

This year’s exhibition features six sections – Section 1, Open cartegory; section 2 watercolours; section 3 pastels; section 4, contemporary; section 5, drawing; and, section 6 non-competitive section.

Along with major sponsor, Port Macquarie News, other sponsors include Northcorp, adenbrook homes, Lighthouse Beach Holiday Village and Priest Legal.

The Port Macquarie Art Society was established in 1894 and has been continually part of the Port Macquarie community at itsheritage-listed home base on Hastings River Drive.

For information on the Easter art exhibition contact Maureen Cooke on 0409 820 694.