Largest entry pool for the 2017 Goulburn Workers Club Annual Art Prize

Goulburn and District Art Society president Helen De Jonge is "happy and excited" for the large amount of entries into the Goulburn Workers Club Annual Art Prize.

Goulburn and District Art Society president Helen De Jonge is "happy and excited" for the large amount of entries into the Goulburn Workers Club Annual Art Prize.

Goulburn and District Art Society (GDAS) has welcomed the highest number of entries for the Goulburn Workers Club Annual Art Prize. 

A total of 315 paintings will be on display over the weekend in the auditorium of the Workers Club, showcasing oil, watercolor, acrylic, printmaking and photography. 

This year there will be a total of eight categories available for artists. 

“This is the most we’ve ever had,” GDAS president Helen De Jonge said citing participants from Queensland, Victoria, ACT and all over NSW. 

“We’re very happy and excited about the whole thing.” 

The competition, which is organised in conjunction with the Workers Club, is one of the oldest and largest art competitions in the district, beginning in 1904. 

The prize money ranges from $1000 for the first acquisitive winner, $500 for painting winners and $250 for prints, photography and the miniature sections. 

GDAS held their official opening last night, with Canberra Grammar School visual arts department head judging the majority of the categories. Goulburn Post journalist Darryl Fernance judged the photography category. 

Ms De Jonge encouraged the public to visit the open exhibition as all pieces on display will be available for purchase. 

The exhibition will run until October 15. Those attending can make a gold coin donation at the door.

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