14 Feb 2012
Entry forms for the popular Zonta Youth Art Awards are now available at the Ashburton Art Gallery. This year marks the 14th annual exhibition of artworks from the youth of Mid and South Canterbury, and staff at the Gallery are looking forward to seeing the entries;
"The standard of work from last year's exhibition was extremely high, so it's exciting to see what this year's entrants have to offer"- Lucy Sharp.
The exhibition provides a great opportunity of the creative youth within our community to experience what it is like to enter an exhibition, to have the chance to win awards, recognition and be encouraged for their artistic achievements. It is also a fantastic opportunity for those students who wish to pursue art after college to work on their professional practices. Students are required to liaise with the Gallery and Zonta regarding their work, and this year extra attention will be given to meeting criteria's of presentation, hanging requirements and attentiveness to pick up and drop off deadlines.
The award is open to all 16-19 year olds normally living in Mid or South Canterbury. Each entrant may submit up to two works in any medium. All entries should be delivered to the Ashburton Art Gallery, Baring Square East, Ashburton by Friday 9 March 4:00pm and be accompanied by a copy of the completed and signed entry form. Entry forms are available from the Ashburton Art Gallery or via email. This year Karen Smith of Methven has been selected to be the judge of the works, and the awards will be presented at the opening function on Friday 23rd March 2012.