Art show entries from far and wide

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Cathy Van E, above, is a feature artist at the next Mornington Art Show. Below, some of the artworks in the 2018 art show held by Mornington Rotary Club. Pictures: Supplied

Entries from interstate will be among the 850 works exhibited at next year’s Mornington Art Show.

One of the feature artists at the show will be Kathy Van E and the art show judge is Lyn Mellady, who will also exhibit some of her work.

One of the show’s organisers, John Renowden, said the Mornington Art Show “remains 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 and submitting artists”.

Being held by Mornington Rotary Club for the 47th year, the show will open on the evening of Thursday 17 January and then 10am-5 pm for eight days from Friday 18 January until Saturday 26 January. Profits go towards Rotary’s community and international projects.

The art show is at the Mornington Peninsula Community Theatre, corner Nepean Highway and Wilsons Road, Mornington. Sponsors include the Mornington Peninsula News Group (publisher of The News), Australian Unity, Beleura House and Garden and Watsons.

“Like previous years, opening night will be again on Thursday and the show will end on Australia Day weekend,” Mr Renowden said.

“Opening night will have a gala party atmosphere with a Rotary theme. Gourmet finger food will be served and refreshments will be available from our bar area.

“Music will punctuate the evening and our feature artists will mingle with guests.”

Mr Renowden said the 850 exhibited paintings would be on sale.

“We are sure we will again attract artwork from several Australian states and are planning to include some quality glassware or pottery. This year, we will also feature a gallery of photographs for viewing and purchase,” he said.

“The great attraction of the Mornington Art Show is the variety of art genre from local and interstate artists employing a wide range of media. The range of original art pieces available at prices from a couple of hundred dollars to several thousand dollars is most extensive.”

Opening night tickets will be available at www.morningtonartshow.com.au or from Farrell’s Bookstore, Main Street, Mornington from November.

Artists and photographers can submit their work at Gallery 247 from 1 November until Sunday16 December.

New sponsors can call John Parkinson on 0412 110 804.

First published in the Mornington News – 16 October 2018

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