Local art show

Lynn Hyland brings her art to the Tin Can Bay Country Club for a previous show

Lynn Hyland brings her art to the Tin Can Bay Country Club for a previous show

It is time for all artists to show off their skills July 30 to August 1! The Cooloola Coast Art Group’s Annual Art Show will be held at the Tin Can Bay Country Club.

President Kerri Southern said, “We want to encourage novices – if there is something you really like, you should enter it. Everyone thinks they aren’t good enough. And they are!”

Rather than a competition, this year’s show will be an opportunity for artists to exhibit their work and offer their work for sale.

“Category 1 is quite interesting – it is open, any medium, and it‘s actually for local residents – Rainbow Beach, Cooloola Cove, Tin Can Bay and Wallu. The subject is ‘My Cooloola’ with a People’s Choice Award.

Category 8 (Children) is the only other section with a People’s Choice Award. These prizes will be based on who has the most votes from the public.

“We thought this would be interesting for the kids,” said Kerry. “Locals and visitors, please come and vote for your favourite artwork!”

People’s Choice winners will be announced at 2pm Sunday at the Country Club, along with raffles and a money board – all fundraisers for the group.

The Cooloola Coast Art Group subsidises members with workshops from visiting artists, “We’ll supply some of the gear that cuts the cost down. We try to give back to the members and tee up more workshops.”

The weekend before the show, the group hosts a Master Pastellist, and the workshop is open to the public. Please contact Kerri if you are interested.

The group is growing! “We have about 35 members. Every Tuesday, we offer beginners drawing lessons at our group meeting. So many people are now buying on the coast – I’ve had six new members just this year. Every week I have someone ringing wanting to come along.”

Hopefully, this means there is lots of new talent on display!

It is only $6 for non members ($5 members) – entry forms and details are available for pick up from Tin Can Country Club and via email.

Unfortunately, there is no photography in this art show as space was an issue. (Hint: Tin Can Bay Camera Club members – you have beautiful captures – how about a weekend of photography in the future?)

All enquiries and bookings to Kerri on 0438 803 990 or email: cooloolacoastartgroup@gmail.com

Section 1 People’s Choice Award

Section 2 Acrylic/Mixed Painting Media

Section 3 Oil

Section 4 Watercolour

Section 5 Pastel

Section 6 Drawing

Section 7 Works on Paper – mixed painting and drawing medium

Section 8 Children under 13

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