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Entries OPEN for annual Arts Prize in Leeton

Entries OPEN for annual Arts Prize in Leeton

Entries for the 2019 Penny Paniz Acquisitive Arts Competition and Exhibition are now open. The competition is open to people living in Leeton, or who have spent a substantial amount of time living in Leeton and the Leeton Shire Area, and members of the Leeton Art Society Inc.

Entrants are encouraged to obtain an Entry Form for guidelines, category information, and conditions of entry. Forms are available at the Leeton Visitors Centre, Yanco Avenue Leeton and are due by 4pm on Friday 15th March 2019 either online or delivered in person to the Leeton Visitors Centre. (No late entries will be accepted).

Cost is $10.00 per adult entry, $5 for youth entries for artists aged 14-18 years. Artworks need to be delivered, ready for hanging to the Leeton Multipurpose Community Centre reception (3-5 Wade Ave Leeton) by 4pm on Monday 15 th April 2019. 

Entry categories include: 

  • Penny Paniz Acquisitive Award – this year’s theme, “Leeton’s Art Deco” (45cm x 45cm, not including the frame - $1000 prize)

  • Botanical/Flora – eg. Trees, shrubs, flowers, ferns, any plants

  • Fauna (animals) – eg any animal and/or birdlife

  • Still life – eg objects such as fruit, flowers, glassware, bowls, toys

  • Landcapes – eg seascapes, urban, rural and the sky

  • Portrait – eg a person/people

  • Abstract – a representation of external reality, using shapes, colour and textures. Fantasy art

  • Youth (aged 14-18) – eg dedicated to entries by those aged between 14-18 years of age

  • People’s Choice award – chosen by the most number of votes from visitors to the exhibition

  • Champion award – highest quality of artistic ability

  • Encouragement awards – for developing artistic talent

The Official Opening and Award Presentation will be held on Thursday 18 April from 6pm at the Leeton Multipurpose Community Centre, Wade Avenue Leeton. Exhibition hours will be 10am - 4pm, Friday 19 April until Monday 22 April 2019 (Easter weekend). Gold coin entry, includes vote in People’s Choice award.

Contact the Leeton Art Society for more information via leetonartsociety@gmail.com or President Jacqui Herrmann on 0427 552369.

Image: Anthony Cafferfy, Penny Paniz Art Prize 2014

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