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THE News Mornington Art Show has established itself as the biggest and best quality art show on the Mornington Peninsula and one of the best in Victoria, according to the comments of various show judges.

Next year’s 44th annual Mornington Art show will run for six days, Thursday 21 January-Tuesday 26 January.

In a change from recent years, opening night will be on the Thursday before the Australia Day weekend and will have a party atmosphere. Gourmet finger food will be served by waitresses and waiters and refreshments will be available from the bar.

There will be music and the show’s feature artists will mingle with guests.

Feature artists for this year will be Jayne Henderson and Eric Shepherd, whose work Sun Flowers is pictured above.

Art show judge is pastel artist Lyn Mellady, who will also exhibit some of her work

There will be more than 800 paintings for sale in a variety of media.

“The great attraction of the Mornington Art Show is the wide variety of art genre from local and interstate artists employing a wide range of media,” art show director Rotarian John Renowden said.

“There will be an extensive range of original art pieces available at prices from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousand dollars.”

Tickets for opening night at www.morningtonartshow.com.au or Farrells Bookstore, Mornington.

Artists should submit their work through Gallery 247 from 1 November to 18 December.

“We aim to maintain the tradition of presenting a high quality art show with a wide range of exhibits from local and interstate artists at a range of prices to suit all purchasers,” Mr Renowden said.

All profits from the art show go towards Mornington Rotary Club’s community and international projects.

First published in the Mornington News – 3 November 2015

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