Artists from around Australia have submitted entries for the coming Rotary Club of Numurkah 38th Annual Art and Craft Exhibition.
Entries have been received in the art, photographic and craft sections, ensuring the exhibition will be an outstanding success.
The exhibition will be on in the Numurkah Town Hall from Friday, March 9, to Monday, March 12.
Now in its 38th year, the exhibition has raised more than $247000 for local charities with support from exhibitors, sponsors and the community.
This year’s show features 20 awards with prize money totalling $10000.
Judges will select a ‘Best in Show’ entry plus a runner-up, best in oil, watercolour, pastel and regional artist.
Art judge Ted Dansey says the secret to creating award-winning artwork is to keep it simple.
‘‘My message is always the same: see the image, paint the feeling, keep it simple,’’ he said.
‘‘My philosophy for painting is no different than my philosophy in life.’’
In conjunction with the exhibition, the Rotary Club is raffling a painting by Rhonda Willoughby, called Colours of Autumn, valued at $400.
State Member for Shepparton Suzanna Sheed will officially open the exhibition on Friday at 8.30pm.
The evening will feature wine and cheese-tasting, courtesy of Monichino Wines, along with musical entertainment provided by singer-songwriter Jessica Lorraine.
Following the official opening, the judges will announce the winners of each section.
Patrons are invited to be a judge and cast their vote for the art or craftwork of their choice for the People’s Choice Award, with $100 awarded to the winning artist.
The exhibition will be open for viewing from 7pm to 10pm on Friday, 10am to 6pm on Saturday, 10am to 6pm on Sunday and 10am to 4pm on Monday. Admission for the opening night will be $8, including supper, and $5 for the other days. Admission price includes a copy of the catalogue of works on display.