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Jul 042013

artworkLocal artists will be showcased at the inaugural Belmont Art Show this month. The exhibition is seeking more artists and a sponsor. It promises to be a great night for local residents to come together to enjoy and purchase quality original art.

The event is being organised by artist and art teacher Fiona Felix. Previous shows coordinated by Fiona have attracted entries from prize winning artists and members of professional art guilds. She is an active member of the Artists’ Guild of Australia as well as the Pastel Society.

Entry of artwork to exhibition

Section 1: Gibson Family ART PRIZE – Works on Canvas or Board
1st $500 (Acq) 2nd $100 3rd $50. (Sponsored by the Gibson family)
Section 2: ACQUISITIVE ART PRIZE – Works on Paper (Seeking sponsorship)
1st $500 (Acq) 2nd $100 3rd $50

It is only $10 to enter up to three pieces. Paintings must be for sale.
View the entry form and terms & conditions (PDF).

Deadline: 12th July for submission of entry forms. 17th July for delivery of artwork.

Sponsorship of Belmont Art Show 2013

A local sponsor is also being sought. For $650 sponsorship you get:

  • The first prize winning original artwork
  • Certificate of authenticity to the painting’s value for insurance purposes
  • A place on the judging panel
  • The section named after your business
  • To award the prizes to the winning artists at the Award Ceremony

The sponsor will also be supporting Belmont State School. Carindale Connect will also be promoting the sponsors and artists on our website.

Exhibition details

Opening Night

Friday July 19th, 6-9pm at the Old Library, Belmont State School, Cnr Old Cleveland Rd and Scrub Rd, Carindale. Gold coin donation.
Local residents and artists are invited to attend a social evening of wine and nibbles at the show.
6.30pm Children’s art prize, 7pm official opening speeches, 7.10pm Open Art Prize ceremony.

Exhibition Hours

Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st July, 10am – 3pm.

The open art section is being run alongside the Belmont State School student art section which features a silent auction and prizes. The event also coincides with the Belmont State School Fete which is on Sunday 21st July 10am-3pm.

Fiona was based at Wondall Heights State School from 2002 to 2011 and during that time she ran four art shows in conjunction with the school’s biannual fetes. The Carindale region is lucky to have her helping to celebrate and showcase art, by young and old, within the community.

Enquiries from artists, sponsors and others
Fiona Felix or 0418 136 661

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Gen is the Founder of Carindale Connect (started in 2007). She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Queensland University of Technology and an internship from ABC Online. She's involved in a number of web projects, was the Website Manager for Chamber of Commerce and Industry QLD and the Editor of Wotnews (Australian news aggregator and search engine start-up). She also spent some time as a volunteer Community Correspondent for 612 ABC Brisbane. Born in Hobart, Tasmania, Gen now lives in Carindale. She loves her bicycle (but doesn't do lycra), the environment and art.
Genevieve Robey

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