Two exciting art exhibitions at Ferry Park
"EVERY child is an artist."
This is the message Jenny Thomas and Beverley Scofield hope to convey during their visits to primary and secondary schools in the Clarence Valley.
President of the Lower Clarence Arts and Crafts Association, Jenny Thomas, and 2016 winner of the 8x8 Small Works Exhibition, Beverley Scofield, will personally invite students to enter two exciting exhibitions to be held this year.
The 8x8 Small Works Exhibition will be held March 27-April 28. This year's theme is Messages. Entry fee is $5 (includes 8x8 canvas) - work must stay within the frame size, but may be 3D emerging from the canvas.
Any medium is accepted - painting, drawing, collage, photography, sewing. Works can be for sale and prize money totals $220.
There is also an adults open section. Entry form with canvas can be purchased from Ferry Park Gallery, Maclean. Entries close 5pm Friday, March 17.
The Clarence River Arts Festival, held at Maclean Showgrounds, July 7-9, offers students a great opportunity to participate in the 52nd Annual Arts and Crafts Exhibition. Students can showcase their work in numerous categories, such as painting, drawing, photography, fine needlework, quilt making, and wearable art.
Junior (3-13 years) and Youth (14-18 years) entry fee is $2 per artwork, which can be of any subject matter and be for sale.
Artwork will be judged, with prize money for youth and junior art alone totalling over $400. Entry forms can be obtained from Ferry Park Gallery or online: clarence riverartsfestival.com.au.
Please note entry forms and fee must be received by 5pm, June 30.
This promises to be a wonderful, fun-filled event for the community, with numerous art and craft theme activities, demonstrations, market stalls, yummy food and beautiful exhibits for all the family to enjoy.