WHAT'S ON

Busselton Art Society gears up for 63rd Art in the Park event

Outdoor painting: Busselton Art Society member Steve Vigors will be involved in the upcoming event. Picture: supplied.

Outdoor painting: Busselton Art Society member Steve Vigors will be involved in the upcoming event. Picture: supplied.

There will be plenty of artwork to admire this year at the 63rd Art in the Park by Busselton Art Society members.

The annual event takes place at Mitchell Park as part of the Festival of Busselton from January 21 for three days.

You can expect to see more than 300 pieces of artwork from about 45 artists including a porcelain group painting.

First day of the event sees the official opening by Jacquie Happ followed by a presentation of the awards.

The Society are grateful for the continued support from sponsors and patrons who include Vasse MLA Libby Mettam, Federal Member for Forrest Nola Marino, Ian and Rhonda Stubbs, Bernie and Carolina Masters and Dee Credaro.

One artist and his work you will notice at the event will be Steve Vigors, who has been part of the society for about 30 years.

Mr Vigors has had several solo exhibitions locally, his work features local stunning ocean and beach scenes.

He paints in all mediums and his work has been sold to overseas visitors from Art in the Park exhibitions.

If there is anything you want to know about painting outdoors, come along and talk to Steve during Art in the Park.

Mr Vigors is involved in the Outdoor Arties Group, a local group who meet once a month at a designated painting spot.

Long standing members, such as Daphne Preston, Gay Scadden, Dolores Lamb, Dee Credaro, Carolyn Pollitt and Margaret Holmes, also award winning artist, have been exhibiting in Art in the Park, for many years.

On January 22 there will be a Quick Draw Paint Off competition which is open to the public children and adults.

From 10am to 12pm people will be able to paint anything they can view from Mitchell Park or from an image.

Registration is required between 9.00am and 9.45am with tickets $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children.

Jacksons vouchers will be awarded to the best adult work and best children's work. Judging will be done by a local reputable artist.

Participant can use any medium or surface, they must supply all their own materials and present their unmarked surface to the registration desk to be stamped. The starting time will be counted down, over the public address system, also the finish time will be counted down.

All the work will be displayed on the participants easle or chair facing outwards, for the judging.

The aim of the competition is to gain interest in the arts, promote the society and have some fun doing something different. For more information contact Dee 0438 721 002 email echofarming@bigpond.com

On January 23 there will be a children's fun workshop from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

Opening times for sale of artwork, from 8.30 am to 5.00pm on Friday and Saturday and from 8.30am to 4pm on Sunday.