COVID-19 Update: We are back on - as on Online Show
Further to our previous advice that the Moonee Valley Art Show, scheduled for 17 to 19 April, 2020, at North Park Mansion, was cancelled due to COVID-19 we are now delighted to advise that it will proceed as an Online Art Show.
Our partners at Gallery 247 are providing the required functionality.
As of our scheduled start date of 17 April, art accepted into our show will go online for sale until Sunday 26 April.
This will be in the form of an online "Moonee Valley Art Show" shop of a format everybody who shops online will be familiar with.
Art will be presented via a quality photograph and, where provided, artist profiles will also accompany the works. We encourage you to ensure your photographs do your works justice and you update your artist profile details within G247.
Our motivation is to provide artists an opportunity to exhibit and hopefully sell their work given the demise of physical Art Shows as a result of COVID-19.
We will promote the show heavily to our Art Show patrons and the general public so that they have a chance to view and buy quality art from their devices should they have the means and desire to do so.
To further assist artists we will be waiving the Acceptance Fee we normally charge when works are accepted into our show. By necessity, we will be scaling back our prizes but, thanks to Keilor East Community Bank, there is a $1000 prize for the artists to compete for. Judging of the prize will be done on the basis of "Committee's Choice" where our committee will use broad artistic appeal as a key criteria. We will not be employing a judge as it is inappropriate, we believe, to judge works on technical merit on the basis of a photograph.
We hope the artist community and the public can see that the Moonee Valley Art Show is serious about being operational from 2021 and beyond and are here to support them in these troubled times. This is no longer anticipated to be a Rotary Fund Raiser. It is now more about providing a community service to artists and indeed the general public whom we feel are in need of a positive message.
We are now open for submissions. Please see our updated Terms and Conditions under the For Artists tab on this web site.
To be held in the historic "North Park Mansion"
St Columbans Mission, "North Park Mansion", 69 Woodland Street, Essendon
The North Park Mansion was built in 1888 and is a heritage listed treasure; originally the home of Alexander McCracken, renowned brewer and sportsman. This gorgeous building is of significant architectural, historic, and aesthetic importance as a pioneering example of the Queen Anne Revival domestic architecture in Australia.
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