Wednesday, January 04, 2012

8th Annual Heritage Art Competition





The Town of Grimsby’s Heritage Advisory Committee, in cooperation with the Grimsby Public Art Gallery, is pleased to present the 8th Annual Heritage Art Competition. The goal of this community art event is to inspire Grimsby residents to embrace and enjoy local heritage from architecture and the landscape to events, personalities and artifacts. The contest encourages participants to look at everyday places from a different perspective and to better understand the characters and events that have shaped our town and our people. It is an opportunity for everyone to discover and reflect on the importance of heritage in our day-to-day lives by researching local history and creating art. The competition is open to all ages, from JK to adult.

Take a workshop: The gallery offers a variety of Heritage Art workshops for classes, groups or individuals. Call Brigitte Huard, Education & Media Coordinator at 905-945-3246 or email gpag@town.grimsby.on.ca for more information or to book a workshop.

Deadline for Entries: Entries may be submitted at the gallery February 6 – 10 during regular gallery hours. All entries must be received by February 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm. Entry forms may be downloaded from the Town of Grimsby website.

Win Prizes: Knowledgeable judges selected by the GHAC will judge the art and prizes will be awarded to the winners in each of the six category levels.

Awards Ceremony and Exhibition: The Award Celebration will be held at the Grimsby Public Art Gallery on Sunday February 19 at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend; refreshments will be served. Prizewinning artwork will remain on display in the Grimsby Public Library and Art Gallery building until March 19.

Please visit the Town of Grimsby's website for a pdf entry form:  http://www.town.grimsby.on.ca/

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