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Tags: Bribie Island Artist Competition.

Interest is building in the inaugural MINI Bribie Islander Magazine Christmas Issue Cover Art Competition since being announced in our sister publication The MINI Bribie Islander gloss magazine last month. Christmas is a very special time of the year and the team at The Bribie Islander have come up with a novel way to celebrate this festive event in conjunction with our local arts community through the Bribie Island Community ArtsCentre, at Banksia Beach.

The MINI Bribie Islander magazine is offering a $250 cash prize to the local Bribie artist who produces a suitable artwork for the front cover of our December 21 issue. We are looking for a painted or illustrated work, portraying the theme of “A Very Bribie Christmas”. All sorts of mediums are welcome, including oil, water and acrylic paints, pencils, pastels, crayons, and charcoal just to mention a few. Of course, this is not a new idea. Norman Rockwell the famous American artist, for many years painted Christmas -themed artworks for the front covers of “The Saturday Evening Post” (hence the illustration used in the article). The Bribie Islander is very keen to hear from local artists who wish to participate in this inaugural festive art competition.

Judging of the winning artwork, that will appear on the front cover of 15,000 Bribie Islander magazines, will be undertaken by an independent panel of peers and the winning artist will be announced at the Art Centre in their 30th Anniversary celebrations week, December 8 – 16.  Contact David Sweedman directly at The Bribie Islander email [email protected] or on 0409 846 559.


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