Fine Arts Exhibition

ARTISTS AND THE SPIRIT OF THE LAND FESTIVAL

In 2006, when the Spirit of the Land Festival began, farmers were encouraged to use their skills to enter a farm art sculpture competition.   The Festival has grown over this time and other exhibitions were added, to now include Fine Arts Painting and Photography.

SECTIONS

FINE ARTS PAINTING

SPIRIT OF THE LAND AND ITS PEOPLE
We are looking for art works that celebrate the spirit of the land, its people, flora, fauna, and lifestyle of living on the land, and their important connection to each other.

OPEN SECTION
This is an open section and may depict subject matter of the artist’s choice.

INDIGENOUS ARTIST
This section is open to indigenous artists whose work celebrates the spirit of the land, its people, flora and fauna.

PHOTOGRAPHY

SPIRIT OF THE LAND PHOTOGRAPHY, AUSTRALIAN SPIRIT OF THE LAND
We are looking for striking photographic prints encompassing landscape, portrait, and people in our landscape, and image that best captures ‘Australian Spirit of the Land’.

AWARDS 2017

Fine Arts Awards  (any medium excluding photography)
Spirit of the Land and its People Award – $1,000
Open Section Award – $500
Indigenous Artwork – $500

Fine Arts Photography
Australian Spirit of the Land – $1,000
Australian Spirit of the Land, Highly Commended – $500
Youth Award Australian Spirit of the Land – $500

People’s Choice Award Fine Arts or Photography – $1,000

REGISTRATION

Registration is open to all emerging and established artists.  Artists may exhibit in any or all categories.  There is no limitation on the number of entries.  Early registration is encouraged, and an ‘Intention to Exhibit’ can be emailed to Margie Schirmer (see details below) by  Friday 22 September 2017.
Entries close on Friday 29 September 2017.
A brief resume and personal photograph is requested for promotion purposes and to use with displays during the Festival.

INSTALLATION OF ARTWORKS

Installation of artworks will be on Thursday 5 October 2017.  The Festival officially opens on Friday 6 October 2017 and will close on Sunday 8 October 2017.  Artwork can be collected on Sunday 8 October 2017 from 4pm.

AWARDS PRESENTATIONS

Prize winners will be announced on Friday evening 6 October 2017 at the Spirit of the Land Awards Night.

INFORMATION PACK

The Fine Arts and Photography Information Pack includes registation fees, terms and conditions, awards and prizes, and event schedules.
If you wish to make an enquiry or enter your art in this year’s competition, please follow the link below or contact the Committee who will be able to deal with your request in the correct manner.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SOL Fine Arts & Photography Exhibitor Information 2017

 

For further information on FINE ARTS PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY please contact:

Margie Schirmer
Ph:  0427 261 591
margieschirmer@gmail.com