It’s that time of year again.
The Goulburn Workers Club Annual Art Prize is back on October 11 to 14 at the Goulburn Workers Club auditorium.
It is the only Art Prize in the region that offers substantial prize money to the winners.
Vice President of the Goulburn and District Art Society Alex Mortensen said this year’s event would be bigger than ever.
“It is bigger and by far the biggest art exhibition that Goulburn has most likely ever had,” Mr Mortensen said.
“It has grown enormously, as this year, an unprecedented 87 artists from interstate entered 323 works.
“We had entries from Victoria and Queensland as well as from all parts of NSW.”
On Thursday, prizes will be awarded to each of the best art works in in eight different categories as well as $1000 to the overall winner. .
“Some $500 will go to the winners of the oils, water colour / pen and wash, acrylics, other media and digital arts category,” he said.
“Also, $250 will go towards the prints, photography and miniature sections.”
There will also be a raffle that day with the proceeds going towards the Mulwaree Goulburn Council’s Mayoral Drought Relief.
The raffle prizes are a work of art painted by Marion Schumacher and a ceramic work donated by Julia Laybutt.
From Friday, the public will be able to purchase any artwork with prices ranging from $40 to $2,500.
Mr Mortensen said The Goulburn and District Art Society thanked all the businesses for sponsoring the Annual Art Prize and for their support during the year.
The opening night starts at 6.30pm and tickets are $10 with wine, cordial and finger foods included.
The exhibition will be open on Friday and Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 10am to 4pm.
The art society always welcomes new members whether they are experienced artists or people who wish to learn to paint.
For more information, visit www.artsociety.goulburn.net.au
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