BEAUTIFUL PAINTING: Moonrise over Southside Evans Head by Ivonne Mace.
BEAUTIFUL PAINTING: Moonrise over Southside Evans Head by Ivonne Mace. Contributed

Put your art on show for the prize

THE Coraki Art Prize is back, albeit in a scaled down version especially for the Australia Day Celebrations in Coraki.

Artists are invited to submit their works from the past 12 months to the Prize which is being sponsored by the Coraki Art Prize committee with a $1000 first prize.

"There are no categories and no entry fee for artists," coordinator Melva Thompson said.

"We won't be taking any commission from artists on any sales made either.

"The prize is to contribute to the Australia Day celebrations which will be held in Coraki this year."

Since suffering a stroke over a year ago, Melva feels like she is getting 'back into the swing of things' organising the two day art show.

"The Coraki Art Prize will be back to its full scale event in October," she said.

"There will be a panel of three judges which include me, Tony Nankervis, retired head of the Visual Art Department at SCU and John Smith, senior lecturer in painting at SCU."

The Art Show is on both Saturday and Sunday at Brandon Hall, Queen Elizabeth Dr, Coraki from 10-4pm and refreshments will be available in the form of Devonshire teas and light lunches for sale.

Entries close January 18 and entry forms are available online at corakiartprize.org.au or at various art supply, framing outlets and galleries in Lismore, Platypus Gallery in Casino, Caltex service station and the Spar Supermarket in Coraki or contact Melva at info@corakiartprize.org.au.



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