Mayor Tracy Dobie and prize winner John Lich.
Mayor Tracy Dobie and prize winner John Lich. Contributed

Support enables art expansion at show

FINE arts shares the art pavilion at show time with the pottery section and, because of the generosity of artist Julie Brown, they have six brand new plinths to display 3D items.

Julie, a Stanthorpe Artists' Group member, had the plinths constructed and painted in time for this year's show.

The generosity of local artists and businesses is one of the lovely things about the annual show which makes this a great community.

Stanthorpe artists form the backbone of the volunteer team which make the fine arts competition happen for the show and their love of the district led them to sponsor a new prize, entitled Why I love Stanthorpe. All artists are encouraged to enter with their depiction of the theme.

Junior classes have been expanded to give a greater range of age groups for young people and this was made possible because of sponsorship from Scallywaggery Design. Youngsters from kindergarten to high school are encourage to enter with the theme for this year being Natural Wonders.

There will be lots to see and do at the art pavilion during the show with artist demonstrations and art activities for all ages.

Entries will be accepted on January 20 from 9am-noon during the regular showgrounds markets. Entry forms are now online at stanthorpe-

Contact chief steward Mary Rofe on 0427 617 679.

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