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Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October 2023
Golden Bay High School Hall, Takaka

BAY ART is an annual exhibition and awards event run by the Golden Bay Community Arts Council with the aim to encourage and recognise the diverse range of high quality artwork produced by amateur and professional artists and artisans resident in Golden Bay.  Attracting nationally recognised judges and featuring a number of categories BAY ART has been running since 1987 and is a huge favourite on the local arts and cultural calendar, regularly attracting over 100 entries and many hundreds of visitors to the region over exhibition week.

YOUNG @ ART is a non-competitive exhibition for Golden Bay young folk aged 5 - 17 years which runs in conjunction with BAY ART, with the option for youth aged 12 - 17 years to enter the judged BAY ART event in the Youth Award category.

Important Dates:
Entries Close: Monday 16th October 2023
Delivery of Entries: Wednesday 18th October 2023 between 1 and 5:30pm
Curating of Exhibition: Thursday 19th October 2023
Judging: Friday 20th October 2023
Grand Opening and Prize Giving: Friday 20th October at 5.30pm (doors open 4.30pm)
Exhibition Open: Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th October from 10am - 4pm daily
Peoples Choice Award and Closing: Sunday 29th October at 4pm
Entries Pickup: Sunday 29th October between 4pm - 5pm (in person)

Two Dimensional Art: painting, printmaking, mixed media, photography, and digital art.
Three Dimensional Art: sculpture made of stone, ceramics, wood, glass, metal, mixed media, fibre art and jewellery.

* Additional category prizes awarded at judges discretion.

Professional Works: all medium with entry criteria by personal choice
Youth Award: all medium and open to youth aged 12-17 years of age.

An overall winner will be chosen in each category and can include awards for highly commended works.
A generous prize pool (around $5,000 - $7,000) of money and gifts will be awarded across the exhibition at the discretion of the judges.

Keep up to date with the latest information on our Facebook Event Page.

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