The Exhibition team is sending out invitations today to NEA members to enter works in the '$50' Christmas exhibition. If you are thinking of entering, or find yourself talking to a member who may be interested, the work entered doesn't need to be new work, can be concepts you are currently developing.
Entries are due in next Tuesday 3rd December, although there will be some grace as the opening isn't until Friday 6 December.
Please check out the web post below, the Conditions and Application form, and the poster developed by Tim Bowtell in response to an invitation by Simon Klose, Exhibitions team leader. It's already causing lots of discussion... which is what art's all about! (If you are aware of rapper 50 Cents...or Fiddycents you'll understand the connection!)
IN YOUR FACE PORTRAIT PRIZE FINALISTS
Anthony James Faulkner (Gammy)
Stefani Helena Mierzwa
MariJana van Zanten
'In Your Face' - NEA's Biennial Portrait Prize Exhibition can be viewed in the Exhibition Gallery (Gallery 2) from Tuesday to Friday 10 to 4 pm and Saturdays 10 to 2 pm from August 3 to August 31st..
The winner will be announced by judge Deborah Halpern at the exhibition opening on Friday 2 August.
While you are viewing the exhibition, fill out your choice for the People's Choice Award!
NEA Exhibitions Team
NEA;s Exhibitions Team would like to acknowledge the financial contribution to the holding of the In Your Face Exhibition by the Rural City of Benalla (Community Sponsorship Grant) and V-Line Benalla Station staff.
'Lessen the Pollution, Better their lives' Photography Exhibition at NEA - Exhibition Gallery April 26 - May 10
'The exhibition "lessen the pollution, better their lives' addresses environmental protection. The aim of this exhibition is to raise public awareness of soil and water safety and in turn inspire viewers to take action to protect our Mother Earth. Photos in this exhibition were taken on a community service trip in rural China. Local customs and water situations are included in the works.' Linzy Zhao and Lynne Zhao.
NEA members are encouraged to draw upon the special places and spaces in our community they love (or perhaps want others to think about) and enter this inhouse exhibition to be held during the Benalla's 'Our Back Yard' themed Festival in November. There will be a People's Choice award of $250 - this will be awarded on Friday November 16 at a party to celebrate the work of all the members who contribute to North East Artisans in so many different ways. (If you would like to enter and have been thinking of becoming a member, membership forms are available at NEA or in the footer on our webpage.)
Preparations are in full swing for the opening of NEA's 'In Your Face' Portrait Exhibition on Saturday July 1st at 6 pm. Mark this date on your calendar to see some wonderful portraits by local artists. Your first drink will be complimentary, further drinks at bar prices.
"In Your Face' has also become a celebration of Poster Art. Exhibition curator Cornelia Selover's posters featuring portraits by a number of the exhibiting artists have been a highlight in the lead up to the opening.
A selection of limited edition posters will be available for purchase by order during the exhibition. The price will be $5 for an A3 size poster on quality paper; with two limited edition posters also available in size A0 at a price of $150 each.
Benalla Art Gallery
Shepparton Art Museum
Wangaratta Art Gallery
Benalla Camera Club
Broken River Potters
Broken River Painters
Broken River Writers
Wots4Me Benalla Youth
Art Gallery on Ovens
Bush Gatherings -Violet Town
GANEAA (Goulburn and North East Arts Alliance)
Address: 28 B & C, Carrier Street, Benalla, VIC 3672
Open: Tuesday - Friday 10, - 4; Saturday 10 - 2
Phone: M 0401 511 482