bentART – bigger and better in 2013
Call for all Artists
Who will win in 2013?
Australia’s largest LGBTQI art exhibition
June Long Weekend in the Blue Mountains
* Please note Conditions of Entry have changed for 2013
About the 2013 bentART Exhibition
bentART has evolved into the largest LGBTQI art event in Australia and is open to LGBTQI artists resident in Australia.
Where: Wentworth Falls School of Arts, 217 – 219 Great Western Highway, Wentworth Falls
When: 6:00pm Friday 7th June – 2pm Monday 10th June 2013
This year, for the first time, you will have to join bentART in order to enter the exhibition.
Membership is still only $10 a year (check Conditions of Entry for details).
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not sure if your membership is current.
The highlight of the exhibition is opening night, Friday 7th June at 6pm. With wines being supplied by our Hospitality Sponsor Cumulus Wines of Orange and catering by our experienced band of caterers, the only drawback is that there are so many art lovers it can be difficult to see the works. No problem, come back at any time over the weekend for a closer look at the pieces that impressed you. Winning entries are announced and prizes are awarded on opening night.
As our major sponsors, we are very pleased to again have:
- Bendigo Community Bank
- The Alexandra Hotel, Leura
- Choice Home Loans
As well, we continue to have strong sponsorship support from many Blue Mountains businesses, regional businesses and individuals, but we still need your support. The exhibition costs thousands of dollars to run, and to ensure its future, we need your help. Please consider becoming a Friend of bentART – email us to find out more at email@example.com.
We change our judges every year. This year we are fortunate to have as our judging panel:
- Robin Gurr, art patron and collector
- Brad Hammond, distinguished artist
- Sarah Gaurich, Exhibitions Manager, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre
Sophie Seeger and Jane Canfield, both experienced artists, business women and curators will again be curating the exhibition.
Fair Day 2013
Fair Day was a great success (catch us on Facebook for the photos). The prizes for the raffle tickets we sold that day were generously donated by Jenolan Caves, The Chalet at Medlow Bath, and Silks Restaurant at Leura.
The lucky winners are as follows:
- First Prize; Rebecca L from Coogee, (accommodation and cave tours package at Jenolan Caves)
- Second Prize; Paul C from Pyrmont (accommodation and tourist package at The Chalet and Studio, Medlow Bath)
- Third prize; Jess D from Wollongong (gift voucher to spend at the exclusive Silks Brasserie, Leura).
We will have more fabulous prizes on offer at the exhibition.
bentART on Facebook
You can also stay up to date with what is happening at bentART through our Facebook page bentART on Facebook
bentART is proud to be part of the BlueMountains pinkFEST held over the June long weekend. For more information on other pinkFEST activities see www.pinkmountains.com.au
The Blue Mountains have wonderful cafes and restaurants and all the gorgeous natural beauty that abounds in the area.
Why not tell your friends and make it a queer weekend in the Mountains in June 2013.